"The biggest takeaway for me from ForteFemme was something crucial to my healing, self-esteem, and partnership. I realized ForteFemme wasn’t about cosplaying a domme that wasn’t inside of me, it was about getting to the core of my being" -- Zoe Ligon, owner of Spectrum Boutique. from How to Be More Dominant During Sex
“Do you think Queen Elizabeth orders her own dinner?” -- Midori, from “True Story: I Attended A Luxury BDSM Weekend” by Rachel White
ForteFemme is a weekend-long, exclusive experience for nine women that will elevate your authentic inner femme power.
Mission of the weekend is to give you to tools by which to tap into your authenic power and erotic dominance, to co-create deep joy for you and your parter.
You will learn the full scope of creating a fulfilling experience for you and your partner through exploring safe and effective techniques that cultivate play and pleasure. The portal of focus will be on BDSM, though the skills apply to all range of erotic fantasy explorations ~ Think of BDSM play as a microcosm of interpersonal relationship and a playground for exploring exceptional communication skills and pleasure collaboration.
Fortified with individual attention and guidance, Midori will guide you into a place of empowerment and confidence. It’s more than just technique or formulaic scripts. It is desires fulfilled.
Here are some common questions people ask about ForteFemme. Check out the FAQ for more detailed answers
- I don't have any experience. Is this weekend for me? YES! Start your exploration on the right step.
- I don't have a partner. Is that ok? Yes! This weekend will help you to better identify your desire and give you great tools for meeting people
- Do you provide lodging? No, but here's a link of some hotels previous attendees enjoyed.
- Friday's instruction starts at 3pm. Do I need to attend this or is it just a meet-&-greet? Friday we will be covering important content that you'll need for the rest of the weekend. Friday attendance from 3pm is requred for the completion of the weekend.
What the course entails...
Deep Dive & Unique Education: 25 hours of concentrated workshop designed to train you to clearly identify your desires, understand your partner's pleasures, and effectively communicate and collaboriatively create pleasure and erotic adventures. This course will challenge you and stretch you to live in joy and ethical empowerment. Some have described this as 5 years of experience and wisdom packed into 3 intense and life changing days.
A Night of Sensuous Dining: The San Francisco weekend also includesthe option of a special private erotic dinner experience created exclusively for us by Our Gourmet Life. This happens Saturday night. You are welcome to bring a guest.
1 Hour of Private Coaching: As part of your graduation package, all attendees receive the option for an hour of private coaching and guidance towards your pleasure and confidence
Membership to The Society: Upon graduation, you will be accepted into The Society. The Society is a ForteFemme alumnae organization created for the purpose of continuing education, support, friendship and excellence in women's personal empowerment.
Kink Shopping Adventure: Saturday night, we will have a guided field-trip to Mr. S Leather and learn about exquisitely crafted kink toys and how they are used. Take advantage of the special discounts! You are welcome to bring a guest.
ForteFemme is for women of all orientations and experience levels.
Here's what the graduates have to say...
"The ForteFemme weekend was awesome. I got everything I wanted to get out of the weekend and more."
"ForteFemme was a deeply transformative weekend. Using our 'hearts, heads, then hands', the activities of the weekend were consistently engaging and exciting."
"Thank you one thousand times over for this weekend. I signed up wanting to stretch myself as a dominant, but I had no idea just how far the weekend's activities would take me. Through your intensive, I found my strong, powerful, and very feminine dominant voice. I was hoping to learn skills to fake confidence, but instead, you taught me how to tap into my natural confidence. I went from stressing about "what do I do next" to taking control and confidently moving the scene however *I* wanted it to go. I am thrilled to be able to bring that energy to my relationship and excited to test it out!"
COURSE SCHEDULE //
- FRIDAY // Liberate Your Identity // 3pm to 9 pm
- SATURDAY // Listen Intuitively // 9am to 6pm (Optional field trip. // 6pm to 10pm // highly encouraged for you and your guest. )
- SUNDAY // Spotlight Your Pleasure // 9am to 7pm
LOCATION // Elegant private loft in the South of Market (SoMa) area
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION //
During this immersion retreat, you'll learn creative negotiation, and scene setting. You will explore emotional and psychological issues of loving SM in a healthy relationship. There will also be sections on learning about specialized equipment, play techniques including flogging, sensual bondage and more.
If you have a partner, they are encouraged to join in the Lab segment on late Sunday afternoon as well as the special Saturday night field trip.
ADDITIONAL FAQ // www.ForteFemme.com/FAQ
Register by August 4th and receive Midori's Dominance Ignition Starter Kit #3. This Kit, a total value of $100, will be hand-delivered to you on the Friday night of ForteFemme, and it includes:
- Suede Flogger or Feather Flogger from The Pleasure Chest
- Pleasure Tape from The Pleasure Chest
- Utility Scissors from The Pleasure Chest
- $20 gift certificate from Stockroom
- Satin Blindfold from The Pleasure Chest
ABOUT MIDORI //
Midori is a renowned educator and writer on sexuality. Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, she emerged from the Sex Positive Movement in San Francisco in the early 1990’s, soon becoming a much sought after international presenter on sexuality, personal fulfillment, and kinky adventures.
Her reputation as an authority and leading expert on alternative pleasures stem not only from her unique and entertaining process of teaching concrete skills, but in her ability to deconstruct and distill complex matters of desire into surprisingly accessible lessons with eloquence and humanity. She’s known for tackling challenging topics with fresh and relevant insights. She calls this her “head-heart-hands” method to create a space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Fundamentally she is motivated by helping people to create authentic and intimate relationships while emphasizing self-actualization, shame reduction, acceptance, and justice.
Her writing is extensive, ranging from numerous articles, columns, works of fiction, to instructional books. She is the author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, Wild Side Sex, and Master Han's Daughter.
She leads transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ® and ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive.
When she's not traveling and teaching, she's creating provocative and haunting art and performances.
Midori believes in a compassionate approach of education focusing on "Head-Heart-&-Hands", to go beyond a mere focus on technique or formulaic scripts.
ABOUT FORTEFEMME SPONSORS //
Our Grand Sponsor // Pleasure Chest Located in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and everywhere on the internet!
Our Silver Sponsors // The Stockroom, the original internet source for quality sex toys, bondage gear and restraints - on the internet since 1988
Our newest Silver Sponsors! Le Wand Massager Best rechargeable vibrating massager // B-Vibe Incredible remote controlled anal play toys // CowGirl The Premium Ride-on Sex Machine with a killer remote play app!
Local Sponsor - New York // Purple Passion - New York City’s premier BDSM, fetish clothing and adult toy store for men and women.
Local Sponsor - San Francisco // Mr. S Leather - Handcrafted Gear Made in San Francisco since 1979 for Bondage, Leather, Rubber & Neoprene.