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ROPE, SMUT & POPCORN! An Evening Social

Everyone’s welcome!

Date & Time: Saturday, August 02, 2014 · 8:00 PM –12:00 AM  
Location:  Center for Sex and Culture. 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco  
Cost:  $10 at the door, $11.50 in advance & get free popcorn

Online tix: http://planetmidori.ticketleap.com/ropesmut/
Purchase tickets in advance and get a FREE popcorn

ROPE |      Hang out. Socialize. Practice, play or just chat about rope. Rope bondage games: whether you can tie your shoes or not!

SMUT |      Continuous screening from Midori’s collection of rare and vintage Japanese Smut videos, for your viewing pleasure. Kick back in the comfy cushions and enjoy!

POPCORN |   Movie concessions with popcorn, candy, pop & more!
Let’s get together to enjoy some bondage. Sexy fun shall ensue as we play with rope and “shibari”. Enjoy salacious activities against the panoramic background of smutty Japanese porn. And of course there will be popcorn & yummies at our concession stand!

Share! @planetmidori #ropesmutpopcorn

Bring your ropes! 
Don’t have any? Don’t worry; we’ll have a box of practice ropes for your experimentation and explorations!

This event is strictly 18+, please bring your I.D.
All genders, orientations & experience levels encouraged.

Sponsored by: Midori’s Rope Dojo® 
A two-day intensive, unique hands-on learning experience. For more please visit ropedojo.com

Location info: Center for Sex & Culture
The mission of the CSC is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health. www.sexandculture.org
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Rope Dojo® in San Francisco CA, August 2014Midori is presenting her fantastic weekend intensive rope bondage trainingin San Francisco, August 2nd-3rd.
People of all skill levels will receive concentrated and multifacetedinstruction in rope play, including Japanese style of rope, Shibari.Midori and her co-presenter, DeLano of DeLano Bound, will be joined by theteam of trained Dojo Cadre instructors. Learn solid skills, efficiency,fluidity and style. Gain speed and confidence. Dive into psychologicalnuance and discover how to design amazing scenes that make your pulserace.  Discover the heart and soul of the rope pleasures. There will besignificant sections on better bottoming skills and the bottom experience.Curriculum if this concentrated weekend workshop is built upon theShin-Tou-Shu-Dou method. It includes 17+ hours of instruction with lots ofhands-on practice, and a Saturday night social / play / practice time.I thoroughly recommend the Dojo to anyone who wants to know about rope inkinky play. Trevor H. Jacques; author and kink researcher.http://WholeSM.comAttendance is limitedFor info and to register: www.RopeDojo.com

Rope Dojo® in San Francisco CA, August 2014

Midori is presenting her fantastic weekend intensive rope bondage training
in San Francisco, August 2nd-3rd.


People of all skill levels will receive concentrated and multifaceted
instruction in rope play, including Japanese style of rope, Shibari.
Midori and her co-presenter, DeLano of DeLano Bound, will be joined by the
team of trained Dojo Cadre instructors. Learn solid skills, efficiency,
fluidity and style. Gain speed and confidence. Dive into psychological
nuance and discover how to design amazing scenes that make your pulse
race.  Discover the heart and soul of the rope pleasures. There will be
significant sections on better bottoming skills and the bottom experience.
Curriculum if this concentrated weekend workshop is built upon the
Shin-Tou-Shu-Dou method. It includes 17+ hours of instruction with lots of
hands-on practice, and a Saturday night social / play / practice time.

I thoroughly recommend the Dojo to anyone who wants to know about rope in
kinky play. Trevor H. Jacques; author and kink researcher.
http://WholeSM.com

Attendance is limited

For info and to register: www.RopeDojo.com

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Control & Dominance Moves: Kinesthetic Rope 201 with Midori (Rope Dojo Elective)

August 20

Doors 7pm

Class 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ticket: $25/per person. Advance ticket sales only.

Learn effective rope moves to enhance control. What ever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides.
Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun!

No experience necessary.
You do not need to have taken Kinesthetic Rope 1 or graduated from Rope Dojo ® - but if you have, this will enhance your continuing education.

Bring: Two or three length of rope that you usually play with. If you’re not sure, bring two or three lengths of 20 to 30 feet of ropes. Some practice ropes will be available to borrow.
Yoga mat or towels are suggested but optional

Wear: Comfortable clothing.

Pair attendance is encouraged, but solos are welcome as well. If you come solo, you’ll be paired with other solos for practice.

This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.
You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo.
More info: www.RopeDojo.com

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"Kinesthetic Rope: Dynamic Passionate Play" with Midori




 Sat 10/26. Doors open at 1pm. Instruction from 1:30pm to 5pm.




 Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St (between 9th & 10th St.), San Francisco CA 94103
Tickets: http://bit.ly/sfkine




Cost: $35/solo. $60 pair




Learn the foundation and secret of truly hot rope bondage play through this ingenious and unusual class.




What it looks like :

Couples touching, sighing, connecting, laughing, tossing each other around passionately and having a great time. Like yoga meets assisted stretching, meets contact improvisational movement, meets Tango with a touch of Fight Club!


What it really is:

Making your rope play hotter, sexier and more intense.The absolute foundation of amazing rope bondage play. Learn to seduce, connect, move, power-exchange, become present and play at a deeper level using the rope to transform your play.


This is part of the foundation skills for creating truly sexy and evocative rope scenes. A hands-on class using rope in a entirely new way… If you think rope play is just about tying knots, you’re missing the core of the seduction and connection. You will also learn stretching techniques to help you and your partner better achieve head-space, be mindful, eliminate distractions, reduce injuries and solid ergonomics of effective body handling.




Many of the skills learned will help both the top and bottom prepare for play, last longer in play, reduce potential of injuries, move effortlessly and explore sweet head space.




This method is rooted in the Rope Dojo philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the “wax on, wax off” if you will…




No rope experience necessary, however if you have rope experience this will boost your current skill.




Adjustable to all fitness and mobility levels.




Pair and solos welcome. Pair attendance encouraged, but if you come solo, you’ll exercise and drill with other solo attendees.




This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.




You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo.  If you are a graduate, it’s designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.




What to bring:




• One rope per person. 15’ to 25’




• Wear yoga-type clothing that’s easy to move in. We recommend floor gripping indoor footwear or go barefoot.




• Bring a yoga mat or a beach towel if you have one




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"Kinesthetic Rope: Dynamic Passionate Play" with Midori

 Sat 10/26. Doors open at 1pm. Instruction from 1:30pm to 5pm.

 Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St (between 9th & 10th St.), San Francisco CA 94103

Tickets: http://bit.ly/sfkine

Cost: $35/solo. $60 pair

Learn the foundation and secret of truly hot rope bondage play through this ingenious and unusual class.

What it looks like :

Couples touching, sighing, connecting, laughing, tossing each other around passionately and having a great time. Like yoga meets assisted stretching, meets contact improvisational movement, meets Tango with a touch of Fight Club!

What it really is:

Making your rope play hotter, sexier and more intense.The absolute foundation of amazing rope bondage play. Learn to seduce, connect, move, power-exchange, become present and play at a deeper level using the rope to transform your play.

This is part of the foundation skills for creating truly sexy and evocative rope scenes. A hands-on class using rope in a entirely new way… If you think rope play is just about tying knots, you’re missing the core of the seduction and connection. You will also learn stretching techniques to help you and your partner better achieve head-space, be mindful, eliminate distractions, reduce injuries and solid ergonomics of effective body handling.

Many of the skills learned will help both the top and bottom prepare for play, last longer in play, reduce potential of injuries, move effortlessly and explore sweet head space.

This method is rooted in the Rope Dojo philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the “wax on, wax off” if you will…

No rope experience necessary, however if you have rope experience this will boost your current skill.

Adjustable to all fitness and mobility levels.

Pair and solos welcome. Pair attendance encouraged, but if you come solo, you’ll exercise and drill with other solo attendees.

This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.

You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo.  If you are a graduate, it’s designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.

What to bring:

• One rope per person. 15’ to 25’

• Wear yoga-type clothing that’s easy to move in. We recommend floor gripping indoor footwear or go barefoot.

• Bring a yoga mat or a beach towel if you have one

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Shibari Film Festival

hosted by Rope Dojo®           

Proceeds benefit the Center for Sex & Culture

When:   Saturday, March 1st, 2014.  3pm - 7pm
Where: Center for Sex & Culture
Cost:     $10 per person

Come and enjoy an afternoon of rare Shibari videos from Japan! 

Bonus! Mystery Shibari Theater 3000 contest!
Dub & lip-synch the funniest dialogues they ought to have said! Win prizes! 

Popcorn & Sodas too!

Midori is sharing videos she acquired from the venerable and much missed People’s Video in Japan Town of San Francisco. For decades, long before the internet, this little place was the secret treasure trove of rare Japanese movies, from cinephile classics, anime that never made it out of Japan, and of unusual, niche, and fetish adult videos never sourced in the US. You had to really know Japan town to locate the simple door and trudge up the stairs. There you met the owner, a quiet Japanese man, who is a true movie lover. The front room had all the kid’s movies, sward flicks and melodramas. He had a back-room where all the fetish and porn videos. First he had VHS and then DVDs. He had unlocked every film from the Japanese format so that we could watch it here in our US format machines. For so many years, this was the only reliable source of Japanese bondage imagery and resource for so many of us! 
Sadly he closed the doors last year. The change in video rental really crushed his business. It seemed to break his heart in so many ways. When Midori last chatted with him, he was packing up to store to return to Japan to take care of his ailing mother. His clientele in the JAV (Japanese Adult Video) and his own tastes were mostly hetero sexual. This particular collection that Midori acquired reflects this. 
Midori is a San Francisco based sexuality educator and founder of Rope Bondage Dojo® and ForteFemme Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive. She wrote the first English language book on shibari with “Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage”.   Find her classes and events at: www.fhp-inc.com

Age 18+ with ID 
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"Kinesthetic Rope: Dynamic Passionate Play" 
with Midori & special instructor Whitney Moses, specialist in healthy body care, Pilates instructor and massage therapist
Sunday Feb 9th. Doors open at 1pm. Instruction from 1:30pm to 5pm.
Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St (between 9th & 10th St.), San Francisco CA 94103
Cost: $35/solo. $60 pair  (Coming with a buddy, playmate, lover or partner encouraged)
Learn the foundation and secret of truly hot rope bondage play through this ingenious and unusual class.
What it looks like : Couples touching, sighing, connecting, laughing, tossing each other around passionately and having a great time. Like yoga meets assisted stretching, meets contact improvisational movement, meets Tango with a touch of Fight Club!
What it really is: Making your rope play hotter, sexier and more intense.The absolute foundation of amazing rope bondage play. Learn to seduce, connect, move, power-exchange, become present and play at a deeper level using the rope to transform your play.
This is part of the foundation skills for creating truly sexy and evocative rope scenes. A hands-on class using rope in a entirely new way… If you think rope play is just about tying knots, you’re missing the core of the seduction and connection. You will also learn stretching techniques to help you and your partner better achieve head-space, be mindful, eliminate distractions, reduce injuries and solid ergonomics of effective body handling.
Many of the skills learned will help both the top and bottom prepare for play, last longer in play, reduce potential of injuries, move effortlessly and explore sweet head space.
This method is rooted in the Rope Dojo® philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the “wax on, wax off” if you will…
No rope experience necessary, however if you have rope experience this will boost your current skill.  Adjustable to all fitness and mobility levels.
Pair and solos welcome. Pair attendance encouraged, but if you come solo, you’ll exercise and drill with other solo attendees. 
This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.
You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo.  If you are a graduate, it’s designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.
What to bring:
One rope per person. 15’ to 25’
Wear yoga-type clothing that’s easy to move in. We recommend floor gripping indoor footwear or go barefoot.
Bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or large blanket if you have one
Open to all genders, orientation, experience levels
18+

"Kinesthetic Rope: Dynamic Passionate Play" 

with Midori & special instructor Whitney Moses, specialist in healthy body care, Pilates instructor and massage therapist

  • Sunday Feb 9th. Doors open at 1pm. Instruction from 1:30pm to 5pm.
  • Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St (between 9th & 10th St.), San Francisco CA 94103
  • Cost: $35/solo. $60 pair  (Coming with a buddy, playmate, lover or partner encouraged)

Learn the foundation and secret of truly hot rope bondage play through this ingenious and unusual class.

What it looks like : Couples touching, sighing, connecting, laughing, tossing each other around passionately and having a great time. Like yoga meets assisted stretching, meets contact improvisational movement, meets Tango with a touch of Fight Club!

What it really is: Making your rope play hotter, sexier and more intense.The absolute foundation of amazing rope bondage play. Learn to seduce, connect, move, power-exchange, become present and play at a deeper level using the rope to transform your play.

This is part of the foundation skills for creating truly sexy and evocative rope scenes. A hands-on class using rope in a entirely new way… If you think rope play is just about tying knots, you’re missing the core of the seduction and connection. You will also learn stretching techniques to help you and your partner better achieve head-space, be mindful, eliminate distractions, reduce injuries and solid ergonomics of effective body handling.

Many of the skills learned will help both the top and bottom prepare for play, last longer in play, reduce potential of injuries, move effortlessly and explore sweet head space.

This method is rooted in the Rope Dojo® philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the “wax on, wax off” if you will…

No rope experience necessary, however if you have rope experience this will boost your current skill.  Adjustable to all fitness and mobility levels.

Pair and solos welcome. Pair attendance encouraged, but if you come solo, you’ll exercise and drill with other solo attendees. 

This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.

You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo.  If you are a graduate, it’s designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.

What to bring:

One rope per person. 15’ to 25’

Wear yoga-type clothing that’s easy to move in. We recommend floor gripping indoor footwear or go barefoot.

Bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or large blanket if you have one

Open to all genders, orientation, experience levels

18+

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CSC at the CA Academy of Science — Valentine’s Day Nightlife!

Every Thursday night from 6-10pm, music, creatures and cocktails come together for NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. Each week features a live band or DJ, and a unique theme – from salsa dancing to sustainable seafood and beyond.  21+. 55 Music Concourse Drive (in Golden Gate Park), SF


2/14/2013 - “Spin the Bottle NightLife” - Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Beer Week in one fell swoop. Almanac Beer Co., Drake’s Brewing, Pac Brew Lab, anyone? Talks and activities by Center for Sex and Culture founders Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence. Sample V-day sweet treats provided by Whole Foods and get crafty with SCRAP. Music by Hard French DJs Carnita and Brown Amy plus Sweet Cheeks DJs Loco and Mawkus.

 https://www.calacademy.org/tickets/nl.php

RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/402166276542470/ 

Spin the Bottle NightLife
RSVP on Facebook

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and SF Beer Week in one fell swoop!

SF Beer Week Celebration in African Hall   
6:00–10:00 pm, Beer Hall featuring:
Almanac Beer Co., Ale Industries, Speakeasy, Anchor Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Drake’s Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Pac Brew Lab

Activities in the East Pavilion  
6:00–10:00 pm, Photoboof “Kiss Cam”
6:00–10:00 pm, Good Vibrations Pop-up Exhibit of Vibrators Past and Present 
6:00–10:00 pm, Whole Foods Valentine’s Day Sweets 
6:00–10:00 pm, SCRAP’s Valentine’s Day Crafts

Dance Party in the Piazza   
6:00-10:00pm, Hard French is for Lovers: Hard French DJs Carnita and Brown Amy plus Cupid “love bombs” and other suprises
8:30 pm, Couples Dance-off, emceed by the Hard French Crew - Register when you arrive, space is limited!

Music in the Coral Reef
6:00-10:00pm, Sweet Cheeks DJs Loco and Mawkus

Planetarium 
6:30 pm, Celestial Attractions
7:30 & 8:30 pm Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet 

Sex and Culture Talks in the Forum  
Presented by the Center for Sex and Culture
7:00 pm, “A Brief History of Sex and Science” presented by Center for Sex and Culture founders Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence
8:00 pm, “How to Make Anything Sound Sexy” presented by Midori
9:00 pm, “Sex and Dating in San Francisco” presented by Carol Queen
Please note all three talks will be seated first-come, first-served

Science Love Stories in the Aquarium
7:30 pm, Chat with Academy Biologists Lauren Oquita and George Groh about animal reproduction in the Animal Attraction exhibit 

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Nautical Night: A Sea-Loving Play Party

When: Saturday January 19th 8pm to 1am

Ticket purchase: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/312574

Where: The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (between 9th and 10th Streets, on the corner of Grace Street.)
Please note that Mission St has parking restrictions so please follow all posted signs.
This event is strictly 18+, please bring your I.D.

Calling all sailors, merfolk, beach babes, pirates, and creatures at sea! A nautical play party is underway! So grab your booty and come aboard to the Center for Sex & Culture for some kinky fun. January may be cold, but under the sea and on the beach it is always hot! Dress in your swimsuit, sailor outfit, fish tail, or fins and come meet, mingle, play and fuck with the Bay’s sexiest perverts.

Nautical Night welcomes land and sea creatures of all genders, sexualities, ages, abilities, bodies, preferences, and play! This party is in conjunction with Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo ®- so if you are so inclined, bring your rope and grab an open rafter. Maybe you’ll spot a student learning the ropes and practicing their knots.

Proceeds from Nautical Night goes to the amazing work of the Center for Sex & Culture.

Tunes brought to you by A. Lowe!

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance. Have some buried treasure? Donate more to support the community.

Crewmates and volunteers are most welcome here for full comp. We need crew for set up, clean up, DM duty, and door watch. Please email Avianswers@gmail.com for more details.

Anchors aweigh!

About A. Lowe: A. Lowe is an Oakland based DJ/Producer. Genres include glitch hop, dubstep, bass music, breaks, pop, hip hop, IDM and whatever else moves the dance floor. Get updates and free downloads here:

https://soundcloud.com/alowe
https://www.facebook.com/alowemusic

About Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo®: A two-day intensive, unique hands-on learning experience. For more please visit ropedojo.com

About the Center for Sex & Culture: The mission of the CSC is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.

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The Office Party: A Kinky Play Party brought to you by Midori’s Rope Dojo and The Center for Sex and Culture

Tickets on sale now!

http://planetmidori.ticketleap.com/party2014/

January 18th 2014
9pm-2am
The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco

This is not your typical office party. Come one, come all to a staff meeting of kinky delights. Wear your Monday suit, or casual Friday couture to play at The Center for Sex and Culture. Whether you are a subby new hire looking for a promotion, a sexy secretary, or an intimidating manager, this party is not to be missed. So grab your stapler, roladex, and rope for a very kinky play party brought to you by the smart-assiest Bay Area perverts. Don’t be late, or you might get reprimanded for bad behavior.

The Office welcomes employees and corporate suits of all genders, sexualities, ages, abilities, bodies, preferences and play to come on by and play in the office. This party is in conjunction with Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo® so if you are inclined, bring your ropes and grab an open rafter. Perhaps you’ll spot a student learning the ropes and add some knowledge to your resume!

Proceeds from The Office Party goes to the amazing work of the Center for Sex & Culture.

All attendees get office supplies (rulers and spanking sticks) brought to you by The Pleasure Chest (http://thepleasurechest.com/) and Kinky Academy (http://www.kinkacademy.com/)
Featuring dungeon equipment from Edges

Tickets on sale now!

Pre-Event Online tickets will be $18
At door ticket price will be $20

Volunteers are most appreciated for full comp. We need people to help with set up, clean up, DMing and door duty. Please email Notifythehuman@gmail.com for volunteer info.

See you there, don’t be late.

Where: The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (between 9th and 10th Streets, on the corner of Grace Street.)

Please note that Mission St has parking restrictions so please follow all posted signs. They ticket at 2am, so be aware!

This event is strictly 18+, please bring your I.D.

About Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo®: A two-day intensive, unique hands-on learning experience. For more please visit ropedojo.com

Questions, comments, concerns?
Contact our office managers and party hostesses:
Terra: Notifythehuman@gmail.com
Avi: Avianswers@gmail.com

Fetlife Event Listing: https://fetlife.com/events/218623

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BiblioBound: A Library Play Party
Hosted by BiblioButch

Calling all literate sexual beings & text obsessed perverts - come play at the Center for Sex & Culture!  We’re taking our cue from their gorgeous library and throwing a play party to celebrate the bookworm, nerd and typeset fetishist in all of us.  Let your naughty librarian exact those overdue fines in full!  Turn your homework in late if you dare! Dress in your nerdy, schoolboi, or geeked-out best and come cruise, flirt, fuck and play with the Bay’s hottest perverts.

All sorts of fun, kinky play & sex welcome! This party is in conjunction with Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo® - if you are a rope lover, bring your rope and claim an open rafter.  Perhaps you’ll even be able to spot a student hard at their practice! BiblioBound is for sapiosexuals* of all orientations, genders & inclinations. 

Proceeds from BiblioBound will benefit the important work of the Center for Sex & Culture.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance. Feeling flush?  Donate more to support the community. Buy your online tickets HERE!

No one will be turned away for lack of funds; volunteer spots for full comps are available, please emailbibliobutch at gmail.com for details.

When: Saturday, August 18th, 8 pm to 1 am

Where: The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco (between 9th and 10th Streets, on the corner of Grace Street.)

Please note that Mission St has parking restrictions so please follow all posted signs.

This event is strictly 18+, please bring your I.D.

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*Sapiosexual: 1. (n.) A behavior of becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use.


About Midori’s Rope Bondage Dojo®: A two-day intensive, unique hands-on learning experience.  Next San Francisco Dojo in January 2013, for more please visit ropedojo.com


About your host: BiblioButch is a queer dyke activist & trouble-maker happy to provide a sex positive event in the Bay’s cornucopia.


About the Center for Sex & Culture: The mission of the CSC is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.

* All ticket sales final and non refundable. If you aren’t able to attend, the proceeds will still go to the Center for Sex & Culture. 

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Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice with Midori
When: Thursday Nov 8th. 7pm - 9:30pm
Where: Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St, SF (btw 9 &10th St)
Cost: $20 
Advance ticket purchase encouraged!:  http://planetmidori.ticketleap.com/sf-aural/
Become an artist of seduction and pleasure, like the great courtesans and lovers of the past. Their erotic voice and sensual story telling were among their most potent skills. Learn how to use the hypnotic magic of the voice to seduce and arouse your lover long before you enter the bedroom. Incorporating seductive voice techniques learned in this class to heat up the bedroom and add spice to your erotic life. Mesmerize your lover and transport both of you to an erotic landscape. Learn how to build and enrich a powerful fantasy, practice effective voice techniques and spellbinding. You’ll learn techniques of finding out yours and your lovers fantasy, practice  story telling skills and improve them with Midori’s gentle guidance. Spicy demos, practical exercises, tips. Delightful class for couples and singles.
About Midori:
A 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. Frequent sightings of her from around the globe make us wonder if she ever sleeps or if she’s cloned her self!
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. Books: She wrote the first English language book on shibari with “Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage”, the hot 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. 
She’s active in HIV fundraising as well as creating provocative and haunting art installations.
www.FHP-inc.com
Also find her at: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: PlanetMidori

Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice with Midori

When: Thursday Nov 8th. 7pm - 9:30pm

Where: Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St, SF (btw 9 &10th St)

Cost: $20 

Advance ticket purchase encouraged!:  http://planetmidori.ticketleap.com/sf-aural/

Become an artist of seduction and pleasure, like the great courtesans and lovers of the past. Their erotic voice and sensual story telling were among their most potent skills. Learn how to use the hypnotic magic of the voice to seduce and arouse your lover long before you enter the bedroom. Incorporating seductive voice techniques learned in this class to heat up the bedroom and add spice to your erotic life. Mesmerize your lover and transport both of you to an erotic landscape. Learn how to build and enrich a powerful fantasy, practice effective voice techniques and spellbinding. You’ll learn techniques of finding out yours and your lovers fantasy, practice  story telling skills and improve them with Midori’s gentle guidance. Spicy demos, practical exercises, tips. Delightful class for couples and singles.

About Midori:

A 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. Frequent sightings of her from around the globe make us wonder if she ever sleeps or if she’s cloned her self!

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. Books: She wrote the first English language book on shibari with “Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage”, the hot 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. 

She’s active in HIV fundraising as well as creating provocative and haunting art installations.

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Also find her at: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: PlanetMidori

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March 22nd - Midori’s Pink Japan a Secret Travelogue of Contemporary Japanese Sex Culture

 What exotic erotic adventures happen behind the closed doors of Japan? What sensual entertainment do today’s Japanese citizens partake in? Come to Midori’s fascinating presentation at the Center for Sex & Culture on March 22nd to find out! Advance tickets are available now; please see the link below.
 
From cuisine, music, fashion, and technology to anime, Japan’s cultural influence on the West is immense. In many ways the Japanese erotic cultures also influence today’s Western tastes. Yet the daily realities of Japan’s sexual habits, sexual consumer culture, gender relations, and sensual subcultures world remain hidden to us, creating an aura of mystique. In this funny and insightful presentation, join Midori for a double-expatriate’s personal tour of Japan’s hidden sexual culture today. Come early to browse through her collection of naughty magazines, rare books, unusual flyers and other goodies from Japan. Midori is a Kyoto-born, Tokyo-raised, Japanese-American author and sexuality educator based in San Francisco. She is well versed with the contradiction that is 21st Century Japan and possesses a keen insight into culture and sexuality.
 
"Midori’s Pink Japan presentation was a perfect fit for the Center for Sex & Culture: full of detailed information about sexuality in contemporary Japan that we wouldn’t get anywhere else, through the unique lens of Midori’s own interests, expertise, and bi-cultural history. It’s an engaging and informational show," says Carol Queen, Ph.D.,  Director of the Center for Sex & Culture.
 
Midori is a San Francisco based educator and author. She travels far and wide speaking on 21st century sexuality to a wide range of audiences, from colleges and the general public to media and subculture groups. In 2001, she wrote the first English language book on Shibari, “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage.” Other books to this date include “Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink” and “Master Han’s Daughter.” In 2002 she founded Rope Bondage Dojo©, leading many Dojos each year with the Dojo Cadre. Later she formed ForteFemme, a unique women’s dominance weekend training and empowerment intensive.  She’s also driven to create controversial art and installations.
 
Twitter & Facebook: PlanetMidori 
 
 
About the Center for Sex & Culture:
The Center for Sex & Culture is a three-time winner of the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay award (Best Emerging Sex Non-profit, 2005, Best Erotic Resurrection for its Erotic Reading Circle, 2007, and Best Contest for Wankers, 2009) and was included in SF Weekly’s 2005 Best Of San Francisco listing as “Best Place to Watch Pornos (and Be Considered Intellectual)” and as its 2011 winner as “Best Palace of Self-Pleasure.” CSC hosts educational and cultural events having to do with sexuality for adults of every orientation and gender that span the continuum from didactic to experiential. It maintains a sexuality library, archive and gallery, and supports sex-related research projects. CSC is a 501(c)(3) educational organization; for more detail, to sign up for twice-monthly e-mailed event updates and/or its press list, please email carol@sexandculture.org. To peruse the events calendar or learn more about the Center for Sex & Culture, see www.sexandculture.org. CSC is on Facebook and tweets at @ CentrSexCulture.
 
 
Event in brief:
Midori’s Pink Japan 
Thursday March 22, 7:30pm
At the Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission btw. 9th and 10th Streets, SF
$10-30 sliding scale
 
 
More March arts and culture at the Center for Sex & Culture  — kindly let us know if you would care for more information about these events:
 
A Very Special Evening with Toronto-based transgender activist, actor and writer S. Bear Bergman
         March 8, doors at 7:30, show at 8pm
Carol Queen in Peep Show — a spoken word look-back at the Lusty Lady Theatre (Members FREE!)
         Friday, March 23, doors at 7:30, show at 8pm
Erotic surrealist Penny Slinger teaches photoshop collage techniques
         Saturday, 3/ 24, 2-6pm
Erotic Reading Circle
    Wednesday, 3/28, 7:30-9:30
 IN BURNING - IN BASHING BACK - IN BLOOMING - A SPOKEN WORD AND PERFORMANCE ART-MUSICAL BY Stockholm, Sweden-based artist ALEXANDER ALVINA CHAMBERLAND
     Thursday, March 29, 7:30 doors, show 8pm
 
March in the Gallery: Kinky homoerotic b/w drawings (various artists) from the Larry Townsend collection

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Rope Bondage: Speed & Flow with Midori
Wednesday April 30, 7 pm-9:30 pm
Increase your speed, flow, and confidence in your rope bondage play!



Whether you’re an expert or have only taken one rope bondage class, this experience will help to make your rope play more confident, smooth and intuitive.This class will cover essential skills for fluid, effective and graceful motion in tying. Great flow and speed skills add to dynamic scenes with power emotional and play potential, increases confidence, allows for greater creative thinking and connection with your partner.After the initial discussion, the students will break into pairs for series of unique timed drills and challenges. These are non-competitive exercises designed to increase your speed and confidence while identifying areas to improve. Everyone will be expected to do the exercises - and each exercize has purspose and philosophy behind it to deepend your play, whether you cast rope, receive rope or enjoy all sides of the rope in your private play.This method is rooted in theRope Dojo®philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the “wax on, wax off” if you will…This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo. If you are a graduate, it’s designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.
Where:The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St. San Francisco CA 94103 (Between 9th & 10th street on the south side of Mission StreetWhen:Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.Doors open at 6:30pm. Instructions start promtly at 7pm.Cost: $20 per pair. (That’s $10 a person) Advenced ticket purchase suggested. Space limited to 15 pairs. Tickets may be available at the door based on availability.
BRING:
REQUIRED
Please come with an exercise buddy. They don’t have to be your play partner or lover… If they are it’s great, but a buddy is totally great.
Several ropes of varying lengths. (Think about how you normally like to play, and what kinds of rope you use. Then bring these, plus extras. If you’re not sure, bring several 15’ to 20’ lengths. if you don’t have ropes, here are great ones Midori recommends:
Cotton rope from Stockroomis soft, practical and budget conscious.
Or go for the lux helmp sets fromTwisted Monk’s Midori Kits.

Safety scissors.
WEARComfy exercise clothes. Think yoga or gym class. No nudity during class but we’re fine if you shed a layer or two
OPTIONAL & NICE TO HAVE
Scarf or blindfold.
Blanket, beach towel or yoga mat for the floor
REQUISITE SKILLS FOR ALL ATTENDING:
Minimum - Basic two-column ties
About Midori
Globe-trotting sexuality educator and writer. She’s back home in San Francisco after a long absence. After this class she’ll be in town to lead the D/s Protocol Weekend intensive,Passionate Bonds, with the acclaimed educator and author,Laura Antoniou.Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, Midori is known for her hilarious and practical classes on amping up sexual fulfillment, boosting confidence and expanding personal growth. Originally from Japan, now based in San Francisco, she travels far and wide, teaching passionate bedroom skills.She wrote the first English language book on Shibari, “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage”. In 2001 she foundedRope Dojo®. She has trained many cadres and still leads many Dojos each year. Later she formedhttp://www.fortefemme.com">ForteFemme, a unique women’s dominance weekend training and empowerment intensive. Learn more about her atwww.FHP-inc.com
CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS







Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 18:30 to 21:30





 

Rope Bondage: Speed & Flow with Midori

Wednesday April 30, 7 pm-9:30 pm

Increase your speed, flow, and confidence in your rope bondage play!

Whether you’re an expert or have only taken one rope bondage class, this experience will help to make your rope play more confident, smooth and intuitive.
This class will cover essential skills for fluid, effective and graceful motion in tying. Great flow and speed skills add to dynamic scenes with power emotional and play potential, increases confidence, allows for greater creative thinking and connection with your partner.
After the initial discussion, the students will break into pairs for series of unique timed drills and challenges. These are non-competitive exercises designed to increase your speed and confidence while identifying areas to improve. Everyone will be expected to do the exercises - and each exercize has purspose and philosophy behind it to deepend your play, whether you cast rope, receive rope or enjoy all sides of the rope in your private play.
This method is rooted in theRope Dojo®philosophy - and thus will be presented in a rather uncommon way. Trust the method. It works! A bit of the “wax on, wax off” if you will…
This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.
You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo. If you are a graduate, it’s designed to enhance your effectiveness and build on the core curriculum.

Where:The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St. San Francisco CA 94103 (Between 9th & 10th street on the south side of Mission Street
When:Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.Doors open at 6:30pm. Instructions start promtly at 7pm.
Cost: $20 per pair. (That’s $10 a person) Advenced ticket purchase suggested. Space limited to 15 pairs. Tickets may be available at the door based on availability.

BRING:

REQUIRED

  • Please come with an exercise buddy. They don’t have to be your play partner or lover… If they are it’s great, but a buddy is totally great.
  • Several ropes of varying lengths. (Think about how you normally like to play, and what kinds of rope you use. Then bring these, plus extras. If you’re not sure, bring several 15’ to 20’ lengths. if you don’t have ropes, here are great ones Midori recommends:
  • Safety scissors.

WEAR
Comfy exercise clothes. Think yoga or gym class. No nudity during class but we’re fine if you shed a layer or two

OPTIONAL & NICE TO HAVE

  • Scarf or blindfold.
  • Blanket, beach towel or yoga mat for the floor

REQUISITE SKILLS FOR ALL ATTENDING:

  • Minimum - Basic two-column ties

About Midori

Globe-trotting sexuality educator and writer. She’s back home in San Francisco after a long absence. After this class she’ll be in town to lead the D/s Protocol Weekend intensive,Passionate Bonds, with the acclaimed educator and author,Laura Antoniou.
Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, Midori is known for her hilarious and practical classes on amping up sexual fulfillment, boosting confidence and expanding personal growth. Originally from Japan, now based in San Francisco, she travels far and wide, teaching passionate bedroom skills.
She wrote the first English language book on Shibari, “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage”. In 2001 she foundedRope Dojo®. She has trained many cadres and still leads many Dojos each year. Later she formedhttp://www.fortefemme.com">ForteFemme, a unique women’s dominance weekend training and empowerment intensive. Learn more about her atwww.FHP-inc.com

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 18:30 to 21:30
 
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