Sat. 4/14 – Sun 4/15 Weekend w/Midori | DC Rope Art
Sat 4/14 “Kinesthetic Rope” & “Passionate Dynamic Play”
Sun 4/15 “Speed & Flow Drills” & “Predicament Bondage”
More info: https://fetlife.com/events/93063/v2
Thu 4/19 “Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture” | Museum of Sex
What exotic 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 also influence today’s Western tastes. Yet the daily realities of Japan’s sexual habits, sexual consumer culture, gender relations, and sensual subcultures world remain hidden to us, creating an aura of mystique. In this funny and insightful presentation, join Midori for a double-expatriate’s personal 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 is a Kyoto born, Tokyo-raised, Japanese-American author and sex educator based in San Francisco. She is well versed with the contradiction that is 21st Century Japan and possesses a keen insight into culture and sexuality.
More info/tickets: http://bit.ly/HBRm2k
Tue 4/24 “Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice” | Long Island Leather N Roses
The Geishas and Courtesans were masters of the art of seduction. Their most potent skill was the use of the erotic voice and sensual story telling. Learn how to use the hypnotic magic of the voice to seduce and arouse your lover long before you enter the bedroom. Incorporating seductive voice techniques learned in this class to heat up the bedroom and add spice to your erotic life. Mesmerize your lover and transport both of you to an erotic landscape. Learn how to build and enrich a powerful fantasy, practice effective voice techniques and spellbinding. You’ll learn techniques of finding out yours and your lovers fantasy, practice story telling skills and improve them with Midori’s gentle guidance. Spicy demos, practical exercises, tips. Delightful class for couples and singles
More info: http://bit.ly/InCPIX
Wed 4/25 “Rope: Flow & Speed Drills” | The Iron Bell Academy, Astoria
Description: Whether you’re an expert or have only taken one rope bondage class, this experience will help to make your rope play more confident, smooth and intuitive. This class will cover essential skills for fluid, effective and graceful motion in tying. Great flow and speed skills add to dynamic scenes with power emotional and play potential, increases confidence, allows for greater creative thinking and connection with your partner. After the initial discussion, the students will break into pairs for series of timed drills and challenges. These are non-competitive exercises designed to increase your speed and confidence while identifying areas to improve. Everyone will be asked to, and will be expected to do the exercises.
More info/tickets: http://bit.ly/IblMpT
TH 4/26 “Humiliation Play” | Purple Passion
Why do people get off on being embarrassed or humiliated? Is this a style of play you’ve struggled to understand? Do you want to understand how to do this well and avoid disasters? What are the potential psychological ramifications? What’s different for a one-time scene vs. playing with your life partner? Emphasizing emotional safety throughout, Midori will explore a wide range of play from light teasing and embarrassment to serious humiliation. What’s the difference between a healthy and constructive scene and one that is destructive and harmful? She will share with you a unique model she’s developed to better understand and create an experience that is hot for all the players involved. Are you trying to better understand this difficult subject? Have you questioned yourself on your desires or ability to make another squirm? Or have you ever secretly wanted to be put on the spot or shown how really naughty you are? Then this class is for you! All attendees get 15% store discount before and after the workshop
Info/purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/Iwkesk
Sat 4/28 – Sun 4/29 Rope Bondage Dojo® | The LGBT Center
Are you SERIOUS about improving your rope bondage skills?
Do you want to erotically please and sexually pleasure your partner using rope?
Do you want to learn how to be a better bottom or receiver of rope pleasures?
Ready to get to the next level of education?
Do you want to do safer rope suspension bondage the right way?
If so, you’ll love Rope Bondage Dojo®.
It’s designed with a multi-skill level layered education style to create an exceptional learning experience for both experienced and novice players.
In two days, your rope skills will improve dramatically through16 hours of concentrated, personalized and hands-on education by Midori and DeLano, two of the best instructors around. It’s a weekend-long immersion and training course unlike any other!
More info/register: www.ropedojo.com
A Weekend with Midori | Sexploratorium & AxD Gallery
Fri 4/20. 7pm “JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man”
Sat 4/21. 2pm “Hands-on Rope Bondage”
Sat 4/21. 5pm “Rope Body Harnes”
Sun 4/22. 1pm “Flogging: Amazing Hands-on Training”
Sun 4/22. 4pm “Art of Feminine Dominance”
Mon 4/23 “Art of Feminine Dominance” | Sugar
Elegance, power and confidence. Do you want to know hot to be a dominant without being a bad cliche? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that’s authentic to you? Using a special technique she developed, Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype, allowing you to pursue erotic fulfillment of sensual power play. Not your typical how to class, you’ll discover the difference between constructive and destructive desires and point you towards ways of bringing satisfaction in bedroom play for both you and your partner.Midori will share with you her secrets of the feminine art of dominance. She will discuss the 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 woman within! Something for everyone from the novice to the experienced player. All genders and partners welcome.
Midori is a renowned educator and writer on sexuality. Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, she emerged from the Sex Positive Movement in San Francisco in the early 1990’s, soon becoming a much sought after international presenter on sexuality, personal fulfillment and kinky adventures. While considered a pivotal figure in the Leather and BDSM communities, she is also seen as a critic, activist and agent provocateur.
Her reputation as authority and leading expert on alternative pleasures stem not only from her unique and entertaining process of teaching concrete skills, but in her ability to deconstruct and distill complex matters of desire into surprisingly accessible lessons with eloquence and humanity. She’s known for tackling challenging topics with fresh and relevant insights. She calls this her “head-heart-hands” method to create a space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Fundamentally she is motivated by helping people to create authentic and intimate relationships while emphasizing self actualization, shame reduction, acceptance and justice.
Her writing is extensive, ranging from numerous articles, columns, works of fiction, to instructional books. In 2001, she wrote the first English language book on Shibari, “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage” when Japanese rope play was still limited to a niche audience. Her other major books to this date include “Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink” and “Master Han’s Daughter.”
In 2001 she founded Rope Bondage Dojo®. She has trained many cadres and still leads many Dojos each year. Later she formed ForteFemme, a unique women’s dominance weekend training and empowerment intensive.
Beyond her role as an educator, she’s a passionate artist exploring the fringes of desire and identity. Exhibiting and performing internationally, she has also presented as artist in resident at Das Arts (Netherlands) and Tanzquartier Wien (Austria). She is often caught committing acts of installations, performances, sculpture, photography and general art pranks.
Born and raised in Japan, she served in the US Army while earning her psychology degree from University of California, Berkeley. She now calls San Francisco her home, which she shares with her wonderful spouse and severely spoiled four legged furry beings. Learn more about her projects at www.PlanetMidori.com and her art at www.Ranshin.com.