What erotic adventures happen behind the closed doors of Japan? Come to this fascinating presentation and find out! From cuisine, music, fashion, technology to anime, Japan’s cultural influences on the West is immense. In many ways the Japanese erotic cultures are also influencing today’s Western tastes. Yet the daily realities of Japan’s gender relations, sexual habits, sexual consumer culture and gay/lesbian/transgendered world remain hidden to us, creating an aura of mystique. In this funny and revealing talk, join Midori for a double-expatriate’s photo tour of Japan’s hidden sexual culture today. Come early to browse through her collection of naughty magazines, rare books, unusual flyers and other goodies from Japan.

Midori’s classes always sell out. Guarantee your spot by prepaying by phone 212-807-0486 or stop in to the store. An RSVP on Fetlife does not reserve your spot.

Midori is a Kyoto born, Japanese-American author and sex educator based in San Francisco. Raised by trail blazing feminist professors in Japan, she’s well versed with the contradiction that is 21st Century Japan. Graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in psychology and trained as a sex educator, she possesses a keen insight into culture and sexuality.

When: Monday, September 21, 2015 · 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Purple Passion/DV8, 211 W. 20 St, between 7th & 8th Aves., NYC
Cost: $30 per person

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Date: Monday, June 15, 2015, 8-10PM
Hands-On Rope Bondage with Midori (FREE)
Where: Pleasure Chest Upper East Side, 1150 2nd Avenue (60th/61st)
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Bring the pleasures of Japanese bondage into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play. In this class, you’ll learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills that will thrill your partner. Midori, author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage and educator extraordinaire, will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness and minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a minimum of 2 lengths of 15 feet and 2 of 25 feet of rope. Rope will also be available for purchase. Class size will be limited, so please arrive early to secure a space. Class is held on a first come, first served basis so arrive early to reserve your spot! Registration not necessary.

Date:Tuesday, June 16, 2015 · 8-10PM
The Art of Feminine Dominance (FREE)
Where: Pleasure Chest Upper East Side, 1150 2nd Avenue (60th/61st)
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Elegance, power and confidence… Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliché? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that’s authentic to you? Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype. On the way, she will discuss psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more. This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful feminine within! Partners and lovers of the dominant feminine welcome.

Class is held on a first come, first served basis so arrive early to reserve your spot! Registration not necessary.

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 8PM
ForteFemme alumni gathering
Please contact Viviane for more information
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015, 7-9pm
Real Life D/S Protocol And Etiquette: The 4 Environments with Midori
Where: Purple Passion / DV8, 211 W. 20 Street (between 7th & 8th Aves)
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Learn practical parameters of creating effective protocol for your M/s and D/s relationships that seamlessly mesh into real life and all levels of different formalities. This includes how to engage in power exchange and enforce power disparate relationship without detection by non-kink observers, such as co-workers and family. Discover how to successfully incorporate the distinctions between etiquette and protocol to continually strengthen your relationship.

Learn the special needs of protocol the Four Environments of D/s relationships. Gain skills on creating customized protocol for each Four Environment that is best suited to your unique relationship.

Practical tips and exercises included in this one-of-a-kind workshop. Open to all experience level, genders, orientation and relationship status. This class is compatible as foundation for Passionate Bonds: Creating D/s Protocols weekend with Laura Antoniou and Midori (

Midori’s classes always sell out. To reserve a spot, please visit or call the store to prepay. 212-807-0486

Date: June 19-21, 2015
ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend with Midori
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-Do you seek authentic empowerment, confidence and pleasure with a bit of edge in your erotic life?
-Do you want to explore loving, sexy BDSM?
-Would you like to be the best sensual dominant you can be?
Are you seeking education that’s real and practical with skills that will serve you the rest of your life?
ForteFemme is a unique weekend-long intensive workshop led by international sexuality educator Midori that will transform your ideas about sensual dominance and erotic empowerment.

Through discussion, demonstration, and personalized instruction, you and your fellow students will learn how to negotiate limits and desires, how to orchestrate a scene, essential techniques, and much more. In addition, you will explore the emotional and psychological issues of BDSM in a loving relationship.

(Note: I’m the teaching asssistant for this weekend – Viviane)

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I know one of the producers of this new Off Broadway play, which explores the depths of what it really means to consent and to explore one’s sexual boundaries, and it looks interesting.

New David Rhodes Play CONSENT to Open Off-Broadway Next Month (BroadwayWorld)



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