1. About the Course
  2. About your instructor, Midori

Read the Exposé! What really happens at ForteFemme‬ "True Story: I Attended A Luxury BDSM Weekend"

Rachel White Article on ForteFemme"It all began to click with something I’d slowly been realizing about being a top.
That it wasn’t about any act. It was only about being yourself. A version of yourself with certain magnified aspects, sure, but genuine nonetheless. "

Rachel White, journalist & ForteFemme graduate

About the Course

Building on the concepts taught in Midori's two-hour class,"The Art of Feminine Dominance," this weekend intensive allows you to go beyond and to have Midori work with you in a much more personal and hands-on fashion than her classes normally allow. From Friday night to Sunday afternoon, you will be immersed in a safe, private and supportive environment exploring what it means to find and enjoy your power as a dominant femme. Midori's uniquely-designed curriculum takes a "Head-Heart-Hands" approach that integrates the eroticism of your mind and body, as well as of your partner, instead of trying to teach you one-size-fits-all scripts or focusing on technique.

     FRIDAY // Liberate Your Identity

     SATURDAY // Listen Intuitively

     SUNDAY // Savor the Moment

Our venues are always selected to maximize students' comfort and confidentiality. The San Francisco ForteFemme will be held in a elegant private loft in the South of Market (SoMa) area. The New York ForteFemme will be held in an elegant private loft in the Murray Hill/Midtown South area. Discreet, comfortable and accessible. It's near many hotels and lovely restaurants. 
 
All catering will be handled by ForteFemme staff, with vegetarian options available upon request.
 
All workshops include:
    • Original text book
    • Continental breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon snacks and refreshments
    • Sexy goodies donated by our sponsors, The Pleasure Chest and J.T.’s Stockroom.
    • An optional guided field trip to some of Midori’s favorite stores and play spaces in the city, including dinner with Midori and your fellow students. (Each student is responsible for her own shopping and dinner expenses.)
 
As a renowned educator in sexuality, alternative erotic expression and self development, Midori is uniquely qualified to lead this weekend intensive and to empower you to find your inner femme. Spend some time with Midori investing in yourself and your relationship.

Video from FacebookLive of ForteFemme San Francisco Day 1 "Live from the San Francisco ForteFemme loft! I'm chatting about this weekend & answering your questions."

Video from FacebookLive of ForteFemme San Francisco Day 2 "Live from the San Francisco ForteFemme loft! I'm chatting about this weekend & answering your questions."

Video from FacebookLive of ForteFemme San Francisco Day 3 "Live from the San Francisco ForteFemme loft! I'm chatting about this weekend & answering your questions."

About your instructor and coach, Midori

2013 Winner, Best Sex Educator, in Best of San Francisco by SF Weekly Magazine!  

"She's the super nova of kink!", Dan Savage

Sexuality educator, author and artist based in San Francisco, she's made an improbable career out of being the traveling coach on the art of creative and sensual living.
Dubbed "the super nova of kink" by Dan Savage, Midori is known for her hilarious and practical classes on enhancing sexual fulfillment, boosting confidence and expanding personal growth. Native of Tokyo, Japan, she brings a unique perspective pleasure and authentic living.
She wrote the first English language book on Shibari with "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage", the hot instructional essays in "Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink", and twisted dark science fiction in "Master Han's Daughter". In 2001 she founded Rope Bondage Dojo®. She has trained many cadres and leads many Dojos each year. She also created ForteFemme, a unique women's dominance weekend training and empowerment intensive.
Recently she’s joined forces with Marcia Baczynski in Make Hot Play Happne, a weekend intensive on communication tools to actualize your desires and co-create amazing erotic play with your partners.

2013 Winner, Best Sex Educator, in Best of San Francisco by SF Weekly Magazine.

Awarded Pantheon Leather Woman of the Year 2003.

Sainted by Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence 2007.

She creates provocative and haunting art installations and performances, seen in venues as far flung as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco) and Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna) She's  been long active in HIV fundraising through AIDS LifeCycle

See all her classes and events: www.FHP-inc.com

Art:                                    www.ranshin.com

Also find her at:               
AIDS/LifeCycle Fundraising:            http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/midori