Note: when signing up for classes online, please choose the "Class sign-up" free shipping option on the Shipping Method page at check-out.
This class will be held online via Zoom — you'll receive an email with access information prior to the event. While classes are LIVE in nature and by default not recorded, some educators have chosen to offer recordings of their classes to pre-registered attendees; please inquire for specifics of this event. Registration deadline: 2:30 p.m. PST on the day of class. No day-of cancellations.
Thursday, June 17th — 5:30 p.m. PST
Are you beginning to explore bottoming or submission? Do you find all the information out there a bit intimidating, confusing or impractical? Bring all your questions and Midori will tackle them. No BS — all practical. She'll share with you practical tips and how to avoid common mistakes. She's prone to confess tales of her spectacular goofy bloopers too.
Some of the topics Midori will touch on:
- Questions to ask yourself before playing
- Questions to ask your partner before playing
- Personal safety in body, mind, and spirit
- Figuring out what you want and how to ask for what you want
- Smart and excellent bottoming skills
- The difference between bottoming and submitting
- Misleading things people say about bottoming
- How to help the people topping and dominating you to succeed in a scene
- plus all your excellent questions...
Everyone welcome whether you like to top, bottom or switch it up — whether you're new or experienced, whoever you like to play with. Bring your questions, note taking material, and curiosity.
Join us in May for Part 1: Auntie Midori’s Practical Advice: For New Tops and Dominants!
Trailblazing educator, sexologist, artist, and irritant to banality, Midori founded Rope Dojo and ForteFemme: Women's Dominance Intensive. She penned the first English instruction book on Shibari titled The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage in 2001, paving the way to the popularity of rope. Dan Savage calls her the "Super Nova of Kink," while others affectionately call her Auntie Midori for her cool, tell-it-like-it-is, funny, reality-based teaching. She is also the author of Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink.
You'll notice that we're offering two class cost options - $25, the regular cost of a She Bop class or workshop, and $15, a reduced cost option. While we want to make sure our instructors are compensated fairly for their hard work, we recognize that many of our community members are experiencing alterations to their finances at this time. If you are able to pay full price, we ask that you please consider doing so. If the lower cost option is a more accessible fit for you at this time, we encourage you to utilize that option.