July 13, 2002

Newsletter 13 July, 2002

Table of Content
- A brief note of what I've been up to
- San Francisco Japanese Bondage Class 7/17
- Boston Kink Classes 7/20 - 7/24
- San Francisco Eroticising Pain Class 7/29
- San Francisco Reading 7/31


Dear Readers,

Yes, it's been a month since you've heard from me... alas, how time flies while
adventuring!
I'll keep this note brief as it's 3:30am and I should have been in bed loooong ago.
Needless to say, I'm a bit dippy, so do forgive me of this rather short note.
Currently I'm in Denver, attending Thunder in the Mountains, a wonderful leather
event run by amazing queer men and women. I've spent the evening catching up
with old friends, talking into the wee hours and now I'm attempting to write.
(And I'm going to get up and work out too?)

I've spent a large portion of the last month on the East Coast. I was in DC
teaching a really fun full day Rope Bondage Dojo at the Crucible. Definitely
a space worth playing and exploring in. ( http://www.the-crucible.com ).

Lolita, to whom I can never say "No" to, got me to present a surprise class
to TES titled "Confessions of a Kinky Female Fetishist." I loved that class!

I also had a series of amazing photo shoot experiences. Michele Serchuck
(http://www.photodiva.com) and I worked on another photo collaboration
together in our on-going project of documenting our visions of body and
passions. This time she shot me in a series of brightly colored latex, fine
stockings and even some amazing action shots!

Then I had the pleasure of rope rigging and shooting photos with Michael Blue
of divine bondage art images of some gorgeous women! (Thank you to Vesta,
Kerry, Dmii, Rachael Paine, Rosaleen and Jenna Lyte.) I hope to have a very
special place to share these images with you soon. * Grin *

Then, as if that were not enough,I had the delight of styling rope for a main
stream fashion shoot, as the rope stylist for Tiziano Magni, the amazing fashion
photographer from Italy.

I had wished that I could have attended more of the Leather Pride Night and
Leather Pride Weekend, but I was so busy with the photo shoot project that
I wasn't able to fully enjoy it. What I did get to enjoy I'll never forget! (The parties
are just awesome!) I hope to get to enjoy it more next year.

Then I returned and ended up cloistered in a writing project for an academic
book that I have the honour and pleasure of contributing to... again, I look
forward to sharing the result of that with you in the near future.

If you get "AVN OnLine" magazine... yes, that face on the cover is me as
shot by Steve Diet Goedde.

It's been an adventure filled summer and it's not over yet! I've got classes
coming up in San Francisco and Boston and more... Here's what's going on in
the next couple of weeks.
I hope to see you there!


With pervy wishes
Midori


SAN FRANCISCO
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 from 7:00-9:00pm
Class "Intro to Japanese and Other Creative Rope Bondage Essentials"
Presented by Midori
Rope bondage can be simple, elegant, effective and sensual. But if you don't
know how to do it right, it can be dangerous. Midori will teach you how to
use this most versatile bondage tool to maximize fun and minimize risks.
Learn basic techniques such as two-column restraint, body harnesses and
creative positions. She is an expert in safe and effective Japanese inspired
rope bondage.
There will be time for hands-on practice, so wear comfortable
clothing
Reservations recommended.

All classes are held at Stormy Leather at 1158 Howard Street in San
Francisco, unless noted. Pre-registration is recommended for all classes.
Class size is extremely limited, so sign up early! Class fees are $20 per
person (unless noted otherwise) and may be paid with cash or credit cards
only. 24-hour cancellation notice is required for deposit refunds.
Call (415) 626-1672 for inquiries, information and pre-registration

BOSTON
A series of classes sponsored by Grand Opening! Boutique
For more info go to http://www.grandopening.com and click on "calendar"
To preregister for classes or further info:
Grand Opening! Sexuality Boutique
318 Harvard Street, Suite 32
Brookline, MA 02446 USA
phone: 617-731-2626
toll-free: 877-731-2626
fax: 617-731-2693
office@grandopening.com

1. Saturday, July 20, 2002
Fetish Flea Market
The ever-popular Fetish Fair Fleamarket is taking place at the Cyclorama,
539 Tremont St. in South End, Boston. It's a great place to get that extra
kinky stuff! I'll be appearing as Grand Opening Boutique's special guest.
I'll be signing books, CDs and greeting attendees at the Grand Opening table
from 2:00 to 4:00 that day. The Flea is 11:00 to 6:00 18+ Admission is $5.00
Sponsored by NELA. For further information, check out their website at
www.NLA-NewEngland.org or call their hotline at (617) 864-0655.


2. Sunday, July 21, 2002
The Art of Feminine Dominance special 5 hour class!
"The Art of Feminine Dominance - a special five hour class! Expanding on her
ever-popular 2-hour class, Midori will guide you along with individual
attention and guidance in the fine art of seductive S/M. She'll delve into
the psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion and more. With
thorough exploration of techniques and time for hands-on practice, you'll be
able to create an amazing experience for you and your partner. Something for
everyone from the novice to the experienced player. $95 Women only 12-5:30pm
Limited to 12 women!

3. Monday, July 22, 2002
You Like What?!
Midori and Kim Airs teach this popular workshop on male genital play. Using
our fabulous rubber dildos as models, Midori and Kim will carefully explain
and demonstrate ways from mild to wild to heighten sensation and prolong
pleasure using various techniques and equipment from the S/M arena.
7:30-9:30 $25 Open to all

4. Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Secrets of Successful Domination for Men
Gentlemen, you've been asking for this for years from Midori and here it is!
A class specifically designed for men on the art of erotic dominance. Learn
the secrets to sensual control: want to see her swoon in surrender? Midori
will share tips, techniques and secrets gathered from successful male
dominants, experienced female submissives and her own experiences to enhance
your mastery of sensual dominance. Exciting insights for all levels of
experience. 7:30-9:30 $25 Men only

5. Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Submission Techniques
Want to become a more desirable submissive? What do tops and dominants want?
Want to get more out of bottoming and submitting? Let Midori teach you the
art of sensual surrender and guiltless bottoming and discover coming to
submission from a place of personal strength. In this class, you'll identify
your submission styles and explore ways to bring your submission to a sexier
level. Find out how to communicate your style most effectively, meet the
needs of both you and your partner, create better negotiations, manners,
protocols, expectations, contracts and more. 7:30-9:30 $25 Open to all



SAN FRANCISCO
Monday, July 29th
At QSM http://www.qualitysm.com
EROTICIZING PAIN: How to take more & enjoy it by Midori
Are you safewording too soon - and regretting it later? Do you hunger to
experience the enticing territory that lies just beyond your limits?
Midori will show how to enter the erotic dimensions of pain play. You may
find that you can go places and achieve sensations you never thought
possible. Whether you're a fledgling bottom trying to understand the appeal
of pain, an experienced masochist wanting more, or a sadist who wants to
take your partners further, Midori will give you valuable tips.
Midori may be seeking a demo volunteer, or a couple to help coach in front
of the class. Please contact QSM at 415-550-7776 or karen@qualitysm.com if
you're interested.

Midori is a private player and an SM educator. She is the author of The
Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage and has been featured in Body Play, Skin
Two, Playboy, The Spectator, and Taboo. She offers workshops and tutorials
for men, women and couples of all orientations in cities around the world.
Sliding Scale: $20 to $10. Doors open 7:00 PM. Class 7:30-10:00 PM.
To get our location and further information, please call 415-550-7776 or
800-537-5815



SAN FRANCISCO
Wednesday, July 31th, 2002, 8PM
The Marsh Presents
S e x W o r k e r L i t e r a t i
With Performances & Discussion By "The Literary equivalent of thong
panties"-The New York Times
Dr. Carol Queen, Scarlot Harlot, Midori, David Henry Sterry
Sex Worker Literarti, as described in the NY Times, is the newest wave of
literature, combining britty urban realism with the timelessness of an
underdog surviving.
WHAT: SEX WORKER LITERATI
WHERE: The Marsh 1062 Valencia St. SF CA 94100
When: Wed. July 31, 2002 8PM
Tickets & Reservations: 415.282.6024 $10-15 (sliding scale)
COME LAUGH. COME CRY. JUST COME.

also don't miss
MADAME S presents Steve Diet Goedde
An Exhibition of New Work for 2002
Opening reception for the artist
Friday, July 19, 2002 8-11PM
The show will run July 19 - October 1, 2002
Madame S
321 Seventh Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.863.WHIP
http://www.madame-s.com


Midori