San Francisco – 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.

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