May 1, 2011

Table Of Contents
1. I Am Not In Jail
2. May Classes/Events (Copenhagen, Stockholm, London, Seattle, Chicago, SecondLife)
3. Preview (Milwaukee, CA coast, Santa Cruz, San Rafael, Dallas, MD)
4. July Rope Dojo registration opens May 15
6. SF ForteFemme dates announced (Sep 9-11
7. AIDS LifeCycle Fundraising - Need Your Support
8. My Weekly Columns, Twitter, Yahoo, FaceBook, etc.

1. I AM NOT IN JAIL

The only reason you're getting this newsletter is because I'm not in jail.

The fantasy of toddlercide flashed through my mind as I survived the connecting flight from London's Heathrow airport to Copenhagen. Gratefully the flight was short as I endured a non-consensual aggravated deep tissue back massage & hair pulling by a toddler behind me. This being Denmark, I'm sure that the jail is civilized and decorated nicely with sleek contemporary design. Still, it didnt seem to be the right way to start my annual big spring teaching tour.

Currently I'm enjoying romantic Copenhagen in its glorious spring. (Did I mention I saw "Eric the Vampire" walking around town?) Soon I'm off to my first teaching visit to Stockholm. The Scandinavians are a fabulously sexy bunch. Here are a couple of my articles on kinky club life and erotic designs in Denmark.

Soon I'll have reports for you from Stockholm, Sweden! Let's hope I won't be further attacked by overexcited children on planes.

By the way, if you're a fellow boob owner, here's a report from my recent trip to a New York bra fitter that might give you a chuckle. Soon I'll have reports for you from Stockholm, Sweden! Let's hope I won't be further attacked by overexcited children on planes.
"Tenth Circle of Hell: Bra Shopping"

Wishing you light and delight,

Midori

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2. UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS APRIL: EVENTS (San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, San Rafael)

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

• 5/1 Sun 1pm "Rope Bondage Speed & Flow" at SMiL Club Info
• 5/1 Sun 7pm "Beyond Twisted: Kink Outside the Box" at SMiL Club Info

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

• 5/3 Tues "Improve Your Flogging Skill" Signup
• 5/4 Wed "Pink Japan - Contemporary Sex Culture" Signup
• 5/5 Thurs "How to Eat a Peach - Pleasuring Her" Signup
• 5/6 Fri 3pm "Hands-on Rope Bondage" Signup
• 5/6 Fri 8pm "Art of Feminine Dominance, Level 1" Signup
• 5/7 Sat 2pm "Rope Bondage Speed & Flow" Signup
• 5/7 Sat Evening Performance Signup

LONDON, ENGLAND

A series of classes at Coco De Mer. All class info
• 5/9 Mon "Tricks to Thrill a Man Part I"
• 5/10 Tue, Afternoon Performance and Window Installation at Covent Garden store
• 5/10 Tue "Tricks to Thrill a Woman"
• 5/11 Wed "Tricks to Thrill a Man Part 2"
• 5/12 Thr "Japanese Rope Bondage"
• 5/13 Fri "Tricks to Thrill a Man Part I"
• 5/16 Mon "Japanese Rope Bondage Part 2"
• 5/17 Tue "Tricks to Thrill a Man Part 2"
• On-going Private salons. Inquire through Bee on 020 7584 7615 or email privatesalons@coco-de-mer.co.uk

Special class added at BORDELLO Lingerie. Book your place either by telephone at 0207 503 3334 info@bordello-london.com.
• 5/16 Mon "JoyStick Secrets: Blow His Mind"

SEATTLE, WA

• 5/20 - 5/22 Seattle Erotic Art Festival.
I'm so excited that my work was accepted! Come visit my odd creations at www.seattleerotic.org

CHICAGO, IL

@ the Pleasure Chest
• 5/25 Wed "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
• 5/26 Thr "How to Top: Beginners Intro to Kinky Fun"

Presenting at ShibariCon 5/27 - 5/30
• "Speed Negotiation"
• "Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture"
• "Rope Dance"
• "Rope Bondage Speed & Flow"

@ Early to Bed
• 5/31 Tuesday "How to Eat a Peach: Pleasuring Her"

SECONDLIFE

• 5/22 Sun Live interview inworld hosted by the femmedomnetwork
12 noon Pacific time. More info: http://femdomnetwork.blogspot.com/
My first SecondLife appearance! I'm very excited. My name there is "Midori Starship"

3. PREVIEW: JUNE CLASSES / EVENTS (Milwaukee, CA coast, Santa Cruz, San Rafael, Dallas, MD)

MILWAUKEE, WI

Classes at The Tool Shed. 414-906-5304
• 6/1 Wed "Art of Feminine Dominance Level 1"
• 6/2 Thr "Hands-on Rope Bondage"

CA COAST

• 6/5 through 6/11. AIDS LifeCycle!

SANTA CRUZ, CA

@ Pure Pleasure Shop
• 6/15 Wed "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"

SAN RAFAEL, CA

@ Pleasures of the Heart boutique. Tel. 415-482-9899 (Call them to get tickets - their site is under construction and may not have current information.)
• 6/16 Thr "How to Eat a Peach: Her Thrills"

DALLAS, TX

Workshops at Leather Masters
• 6/18 Sat "Hands on Rope Bondage"
• 6/18 Sat "Predicament Bondage"
• 6/19 Sun "Beyond Twisted: Kink Outside The Box"
• 6/19 Sun "Military and Interrogation Sceness"

DARLINGTON, MD

• 6/24 to 6/26 Dark Odyssey Fusion . Teaching several classes

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4. JULY ROPE BONDAGE DOJO Registration opens May 15th

The next Rope Bondage Dojo will be in San Francisco, July 9th to 10th.

Registration opens Sunday, May 15th, 9am Pacific time.
Please note that Rope Dojo usually sells out in 3 days.

For more info: www.RopeDojo.com

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6. SAN FRANCISCO FORTEFEMME DATE ANNOUNCED. 9/9-9/11

The fall ForteFemme Women's Dominance Weekend date and location now set.

When: Friday, September 9th, 2011 (7pm start time) through Sunday, September 11th (6pm end time)

Registration Opens: Friday, July 15th, 9am Pacific time

Where: San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency

Cost: $700 / Early Registration. $750 Regular Registration

FAQ and info www.ForteFemme.com

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7. AIDS LIFECYCLE FUNDRAISING - NEED YOUR SUPPORT

I'm at it again. I'll be volunteering as a Roadie at this year's AIDS LifeCycle, helping 2,000 cyclists ride down from San Francisco to LA in 7 days, raising awareness & funds while having a challenge of their life... Some for their own lives.

I lost a beloved friend this year. Monte - he left us too young, too soon with so many stories untold and so many seas not sailed. I'm dedicating this ride to him.

The economy sucks so the fundraising this year's been really bad. I'm also terribly shy about asking people directly, especially in tough times. Would you consider supporting me? Perhaps for the amount of a cup of coffee?
Thanks. (Yes, it's tax deductible!)

www.ToFightHIV.org/goto/Midori

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8. WEEKLY COLUMNS & THE DIGITAL BACK ALLEYS

Here are the various places I waste time at when I'm on-line... Drop on by!

Regular Articles:
SexIs column "Postcards from a Sex Nerd" where I write from my travel adventures.

CarnalNation Mondo Midori column. While the site is no longer updating, you can still see my recent columns here Social Networking Sites:
Twitter @PlanetMidori
Personal Blog
Sexuality Q&A
Facebook
FetLife Midori_SF ("Midori's Lounge" is my group there)
Kink Q&A
Facebook"MySpace" (although I'm never there)

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Midori