about midori

Organizations Midori has presented at:

  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
  • Sexual Health Alliance
  • San Francisco State University
  • Antioch University
  • Modern Sex Therapy Institute
  • Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
  • Museum of Sex, New York 
  • San Francisco Public Health Department, AIDS Prevention

Events Midori has presented at:

  • Fetish Fair Fleamarket
  • Thunder in the Mountains
  • Dark Odyssey
  • Seattle Erotic Art Festival
  • And many more…

Midori is a renowned educator and writer on sexuality. Dubbed “the supernova of kink” by Dan Savage, she emerged from the Sex Positive Movement in San Francisco in the early 1990s, soon becoming a much sought after international presenter on sexuality, personal fulfillment, and kinky adventures.

Her reputation as an authority and leading expert on alternative pleasures stem not only from her unique and entertaining process of teaching concrete skills but from 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. She is the author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, Wild Side Sex, Master Han’s Daughter, and co-author of Silk Threads. 

She leads transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ® and ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend.

When she’s not traveling and teaching, she’s creating provocative and haunting art and performances. You can learn about her art at Ranshin.com.


  • Best Sex Educator by SF Weekly Magazine, 2013
  • Sainted by Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, 2007
  • Pantheon Leather Woman of the Year, 2003

If you would like to book Midori to speak with or present for your organization, send us a message.