October 1, 2010

Table Of Contents
1. Random Questions I Wonder About
2. October Classes/Events (London, Copenhagen, Chicago, Milwaukee, Oakland, LA)
3. November Preview (SF, NYC, Baltimore, Chicago, Tokyo)
4. Project: Women's Words on Their Orgasms
5. My Weekly Columns, Twitter, Yahoo, FaceBook, etc.

1. Random Sex Questions I Wonder About (How Would You Answer?)

Why is it called a "Blow Job" when it's actually a suck job?
Are you still "going down" on a lover if they're hanging upside down?
What would my genitals look like if I were born another gender?
What influences pubic hairstyles?
What's with homophobia?
How did baseball become the sex euphemism sport of choice? Why a "homerun" instead of a "touchdown" or "check mate"?
How can we be certain that any given glass dildo is really lead-free and harm-free?
Why are most sexuality educators in the field women?
If Canada legalizes prostitution, is Canada the new Netherlands? If so, which city will be the new "new Amsterdam"?
How do parents in other countries teach their kids about sex?
How many gynecologists are actually sex-positive?
Why do guys have two-women three-some fantasies when most barely last through one?
Who first came up with the oddly singularly focused spell-the-alphabet-on-the-clit advice?
Why is it "coming" in English and "going" in Japanese?
Why is it that mainstream "lesbian" porn doesn't resemble how lesbians have sex?
Why are straight women hot for gay male porn?
Since some types of slugs are 'hermaphrodites' and do it 69 while hanging from a slime cord, are they both switches? (Then they eat each other's outies off!) If I could do it like that, even if just once, would I?
Why do some cats like to get spanked really, really hard? And in how many states is this illegal?
Why is it lubriCANT, when it should be lubriCAN?

I can't be the only one to wonder about these things, right?
Although, both my editor at CarnalNation.com and my spouse declare that inside my head must be a very odd place. Of course, I have no idea why they'd say that...

Yeah, ok, I'm feeling a bit silly and more than a bit jet lagged, having just landed in London.

Thank you!

Midori

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2. UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS OCTOBER: (London, Copenhagen, Chicago, Milwaukee, Oakland, LA)

LONDON, UK
Classes at Coco De Mer. Pre-registration highly encouraged!
· Tue 10/5 "Tricks to Please a Man Part 1"
· Wed 10/6 "Spanking!"
· Thr 10/7 "Part 2 - Tricks to Please a Man. Male Erogenous Zones"
· Fri 10/8 "Tricks to Please a Man Part 1"
· Mon 10/11 "Tricks to Please a Man Part 1"
· Tue 10/12 "Part 2 - Tricks to Please a Man. Male Erogenous Zones"
· Mon 10/13 "Seductive Art of Japanese Rope Bondage"
• Tue 10/14 "Tricks to Thrill a Woman"

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

A series of classes! http://www.billetto.dk/Exclusive-Bondage-Workshop-okt2010/

· Sat 10/9 "Hands-on Rope Bondage" 3pm - 5:30 pm
· Sun 10/10 "Improve your Flogging Skills" Noon - 2:30 pm
· Sun 10/10 "Art of Feminine Dominance" 4 pm - 6:30 pm
• Sun 10/10 Special private instruction: 8 pm

CHICAGO, IL
3 Classes for Pleasure Chest. Sign up early. Call directly to 773.525.7151
3436 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
· Tue 10/19 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
· Wed 10/20 "Rosy Cheeks - Beginner's Guide to Spanking"
• Thr 10/21 "Backdoor Antics: Bloopers and Practicals of Butt Sex"

MILWAUKEE, WI
Two classes at the Tool Shed. Topics to be announced soon.
2427 N. Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211. Tel. 414-906-5304
· Fri 10/22 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
• Sat 10/23 "How to Eat a Peach: Pleasuring Her"

OAKLAND, CA

• Sun 10/24/10 "Art of Feminine Dominance, Level 1" 3pm - 6pm at the Looking Glass RSVP/Information.

Los Angeles, CA
3 classes at Coco De Mer.
8618 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Tel: +1 310 652 0311
· Mon 10/25 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
· Tue 10/26 "Part 2 - Tricks to Please a Man. Male Erogenous Zones"
· Wed 10/27 "Seductive Art of Japanese Rope Bondage"

Stockroom / Syren
2809½ W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles. CA 90026 Tel: 213-989-0334
• Thr 10/28 "Make 'em Blush, Make 'em Squirm: Erotic Humiliation Play"

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3. PREVIEW: NOVEMBER CLASSES / EVENTS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
• Mon 11/1 "Wrapped for Pleasure: Easy Bondage for Steamy Sex" at Good Vibrations Polk St store

NEW YORK CITY, NY
Workshop at The Pleasure Chest 156 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014. Tel 212.242.2158
· Wed 11/3 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"

Workshop at Purple Passion
· Wed 11/3 "Make 'em Blush, Make 'em Squirm: Erotic Humiliation Play"

Two classes at Coco De Mer 236 Elizabeth St (between E. Houston and Prince), New York, NY 10012 Tel 212-966-9069
Salon tickets: call or book on line
· Wed 11/3 "Hands-on Japanese Rope Bondage"
• Fri 9/10 "Part 2 - Tricks to Please a Man. Male Erogenous Zones"

BALTIMORE MD
Two classes at Sugar Shop. 927 W. 36th St, Hampden, Baltimore MD. Tel: 410.467.2632 · Sun 11/7 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
• Mon 11/8 "Hands-on Rope Bondage"

CHICAGO, IL
•Sat 11/13 "Military & Interrogation Scenes" at Galleria Domain.
•Sun 11/14 "Hands-on Rope Body Harness" at Early To Bed Boutique 5232 N. Sheridan Rd. Tel: 773-271-1219 or toll free at 866-585-2BED (2233).

TOKYO, JAPAN
•Sat 11/20 Performing at the Japan Fetish Ball
•Classes at Love Piece Club. Details soon!

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4. PROJECT: WOMEN'S WORDS ON THEIR ORGASMS

Women, would you consider being a part of a very special book project? I am turning to all the wonderful women out there for some frank and down-to-earth contributions. I am collecting women's first-person accounts of the detailed physical experience of orgasms. I'm really hoping that some of you can help me out with this. Feel free to pass it on to any women who might be interested.

Details - I am seeking first person descriptions from women about their orgasms.

  • Who: You are a woman, 18 years or older, who have experienced one or more variety of orgasms. (Transwomen! I want your unique perspectives too!)
  • What: Essay of clear and detailed description of your orgasm, from start to finish, focusing on the physical experience, expressed in your own words. When does it start? What's the hint of it? Where does it start? How does it move through your body? What sort of sensations? Imagine trying to illustrate your orgasm to a person who's never had it. This is not about what your partner is doing to you, what they are saying nor euphemistic description of romance or lust.
  • If you have more than one type of orgasm, each variety would be written in a separate essay piece.
  • How Long? As long as it takes for you to describe it. It may be a couple of paragraphs or couple of pages.
  • Credit line: How would you like your essay to be credited? You'll have one or two lines
  • Editing: At most I will edit for grammar, spelling and readability. I want to keep it as true to your original narrative and tone as possible.
  • Send to midori at fhp-inc dot com
  • Perma link for this project: Midori's Live Journal

Thank you!

Midori

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5. 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:
Mondo Midori column at Carnal Nation
SexIs column

Social Networking Sites:
Twitter @PlanetMidori
Personal Blog
Sexuality Q&A
Facebook as "Midori ReallyMidori"
FetLife Midori_SF ("Midori's Lounge" is my group there)
Kink Q&A
Facebook"MySpace" (although I'm rarely there)

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Midori