February 01, 2010

1. Already an Exciting Year
2. February Classes/Events (SF, London, Providence, Boston, Halifax, New York, Dallas)
3. March Preview (San Francisco, San Rafael, Japan)
4. Registration Open for Forte Femme. March 19 - 21, 2010 San Francisco
5. On-line Haunts: Twitter, FetLife, Yahoo, FaceBook, etc.

1. 2010: ALREADY AN EXCITING YEAR!

Only a month in, and yet, this year has come roaring in like a confidant tiger for me.

Bang 4 The Buck, our women's party in Seattle and fundraiser for AIDS LifeCycle, brought together nearly 250 sexy, rowdy women for an amazing evening of celebration and general naughtiness. The cheering and screaming was the loudest and most excited we've had in the six years of Bang. There's no other event like this - and the joy and satisfaction seems to last for days after the doors close. I'm still blissed out from it.

The amount raised is still being calculated at the time of this writing, but I will post the total funds raised in my LiveJournal blog, Facebook, Twitter and other on-line venues. The other members of the Bang organizing team simply amaze me. It's such a pleasure to collaborate with these amazing women... Miss Indigo Blue is funny as any of the best vaudevillians and super charming to boot. Lydia McLane is so powerfully efficient as a project manager that I think she could do wonders in the U.N. Kelly & Lee provide the strength and behind-the-scenes organizing that make it all come off seemingly effortlessly.

Above all, the women who come to this party - they make the evening awesome and the months of work leading up to it, completely worthwhile and satisfying. Wow! Thank you all!

Additionally, the winter Rope Bondage Dojo went beautifully with talented and motivated students. Please note that this year we'll only have 2 more Dojos due to the intense work schedule of all the teachers. The spring Dojo will be in New York City in April and summer Dojo brings us back to San Francisco in July.

Two different Intensives are added to the calendar this year.
Last year's successful weekend with Laura Antoniou and myself returns "Passionate Bonds: Creating EmPowered D/s Relationships" to Toronto at the end of July.
I added another "Forte Femme: Women's Sensual Dominance Intensive" weekend in September. There's been a huge interest in women finding their grace and power in the bedroom.

As my event calendar fills up, I'm writing more as well. I have to confess that it's really hard to find a quiet place during the travels to clear my head and peck away at the keyboard, but I do my best. It's been immense fun getting to write on what ever I wish in my bi-monthly column on Carnal Nation.

This month's columns are on "The Kinky Shopaholic's Guide to Japan", "A Gentleman's Guide to Online Sex" and coming up this Friday a tour of a kinky love hotel in Tokyo!

I'm also working on another on-line magazine column, soon to launch, and a book that's far, far behind schedule.

Let's face it, 2009 was a tough year for so many, yours truly included. So it's exciting that 2010 is looking strong and happily exciting.

Wishing you peace and pleasure in the New Year!.

Midori

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2. UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS FEBRUARY: (San Francisco, London, Providence, Boston, Halifax, New York, Dallas)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
• Tue 2/2 "Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice" at Good Vibrations Polk Street.

LONDON
Series of workshops at Coco De Mer
• Thr 2/4 "JoyStick Secrets - How to Pleasure a Man"
• Fri 2/5 "JoyStick Secrets - How to Pleasure a Man"
• Mon 2/8 "JoyStick Secrets - How to Pleasure a Man"
• Tue 2/9 "Introduction to the World of Bondage & Light SM"
• Wed 2/10 "The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage"
• Thr 2/11 "Tricks to Please a Woman"

PROVIDENCE, RI
• 2/12 - 2/14 Presenting a series of classes for the Fetish Fair Fleamarket, organized by the New England Leather Alliance.

BOSTON, MA
• Mon 2/15 "Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice" at Good Vibrations Brookline store.
• Tue 2/16 "Art of Feminine Dominance" at Good Vibrations Brookline store.

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
Series of classes for Venus Envy.
• Feb 17 "Sex Bondage: Wrapped for Pleasure"
• Feb 18 "Aural Sex 1: Seduction by Voice & Erotic Story Telling"
• Feb 19 "Art of Feminine Dominance Level 1"

NEW YORK
Series of classes at the new Coco De Mer store!
236 Elizabeth St (btwn E. Houston and Prince), New York, NY 10012
Tel 212-966-9069
Read more: www.urbandaddy.com
Salon tickets: call or book on line
• Mon 2/22 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
• Tue 2/23 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
• Wed 2/24 "Hands-on Japanese Rope Bondage"

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3. PREVIEW: MARCH CLASSES / EVENTS (San Francisco, San Rafael, Japan)

San Francisco, CA
• Wed 3/3 "Bedroom Burlesque and Seduction for Beginners: Wiggle, Jiggle, Take It Off with Confidence!" at Good Vibrations Valencia St store.
• Wed 3/17 Kumi's Bday Party @ Bondage A GoGo! (I'm performing and partying) at Glass Kat club, 520 4th Street, San Francisco
• Thr 3/18 "Beyond Twisted: Kink Outside the Box" at Stormy Leather 1158 Howard Street San Francisco, Tel: 415.626.1672
• 3/19 - 3/21 Forte Femme Women's Sensual Dominance Weekend Intensive Tickets.

SAN RAFAEL, CA
• Wed 1/20/10 "Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice" at Pleasures of the Heart.


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4. NEXT FORTE FEMME WOMEN'S WEEKEND

A little heads-up... I know many of you like to plan ahead.
Forte Femme, Women's Weekend Intensive on Sensual Dominance returns to San Francisco! This immersion weekend is limited to 10 women.

SAN FRANCISCO Forte Femme:
When: Fri 3/19 through Sun 3/21/2010
Where: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Cost: $650/per person.
Register: Advanced registration required. Tickets.
Info: www.fhp-inc.com

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5. DIGITAL GHETTOS I LURK ABOUT IN

Here are the various places I waste time at when I'm on-line... Drop on by!
You'll find me on Twitter as @PlanetMidori
Personal Blog
Kink Q&A
Sexuality Q&A
Facebook as "Midori ReallyMidori"
Facebook "MySpace"
(I just joined Second Life as "Midori Starship", but I've been too busy to drop in there.)

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Midori