ALA presents MIDORI for Sex Week 2012

Get excited, Wash U!  Sex(ual Awareness) Week 2012 (Feb. 6-11) is here, and the Alternative Lifestyle Association is bringing you something steamy the likes of which you’ve never seen before!  Join us for any or all of Midori’s classes, the descriptions, times and locations of which are below.  For more information about Midori, check out her bio here.

Aural Sex: The Courtesan’s secrets of erotic voice and stories
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5-7 PM, DUC 234
Collaboration with the Student Forum on Sexuality, Pride Alliance, SHAC

The Geishas and Courtesans were masters of the art of seduction. Their most potent skill was the use of the erotic voice and sensual story telling. 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.

The Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 8-10 PM, DUC 233
Collaboration with SHAC, Student Forum on Sexuality

Ever feel boxed in by the definition and expectations of kinky sex? Do you want more fulfilling play? Would you like a more effective way to find out what the other person really wants and minimize scene failure? Want to better answer the question of “what are you into?” and have better play times? Find yourself dissatisfied with scenes or frustrated at not having your desire accepted? Want to figure out how to create a multi person scene where everyone is happy? You’re not alone! Ever notice the expectation that sadist must be a dominant and a submissive must be a masochist? Or vice a versa… Is this right?

Wrong! Join Midori in this hugely popular and unique class where she explodes the standard definitions of kink roles and expands the idea of what kink is all about. In “Best Kink Advice,” she maps out a fine-tuned and flexible framework that anyone can use to help better describe their adventurous appetites. The first step to fulfilling your desire is to better understand them and effectively and appealingly sharing that with others. This is a class for those who want better play, or those don’t quite fit into the standard boxes… and for anyone who’s curious about their own possibly untapped potential!

Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5-7 PM, Mallinckrodt 302
Collaboration with SHAC, Pride Alliance, Student Forum on Sexuality

From cuisine, music, fashion, technology to anime, Japan’s cultural influences on the West is immense. In many ways the Japanese erotic cultures are also influencing today’s Western tastes. Yet the daily realities of Japan’s gender relations, sexual habits, sexual consumer culture and gay/lesbian/transgendered world remain hidden to us, creating an aura of mystique. In this funny and insightful talk, join Midori for a double-expatriate’s photo tour of Japan’s hidden sexual culture today. Midori is a Kyoto born, Japanese-American author and sex educator based in San Francisco. Raised by trail blazing feminist professors in Japan, she’s well versed with the contradiction that is 21st Century Japan. Graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in psychology and trained as a sex educator, she possesses a keen insight into culture and sexuality. http://www.PlanetMidori.com

Finding Our Fierce: Feminine Power for Everyday Success
Thursday, Feb. 9, 5-7 PM, DUC 234
Collaboration with SHAC, Pride Alliance, Student Forum on Sexuality

Do you want to stand tall, confident and self assured in the world? Would you like be at ease in life, with grace and authenticity? Do you hunger for confidence in the classroom, the office, with friends and family, or in your sex life? Each of us harbor the potential of infinite powers within to achieve joy and success in everyday life. But the conventional tools given to us often leave us frustrated and drained.

In this workshop we’ll tap into another power source, the unique feminine within each of us. We will find our authentic feminine power within through discussions and a unique archetype exercise developed by Midori. We will explore each of our power potential and vulnerabilities. We will seek out what truly thrills us. We will, quite literally, learn how to hold our head up high for who we truly are.

An exploration for people of any gender with the fierce feminine potential within…

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