ForteFemme is a deep dive, in-person experience for eight women that will help you connect with your authentic power. Fortified with individual attention and guidance, Midori will guide you into a new level of empowerment and confidence.
These intensives serve attendees best when they can experience their personal development in the container created between the small group and their instructor. For that reason, we temporarily paused holding the weekend intensives until we felt confident that we could safely be in a room together without masks. As vaccines become more widely available and things begin to safely open up, we are eager for the possibility of being able to gather again.
We are thrilled to announce the return of ForteFemme: Women's Dominance Intensives in New York and San Francisco in 2023. Currently we are visiting new beautiful venues. During the Covid pause, the beautiful spaces we held the event in became unavailable - so now we will be growing into beautiful new spaces!
The new dates and registration opening will be announced and offered only to those on the Wait List.
The dates of these weekends will be announced soon. In the meantime, we have opened the waitlist for each weekend for those interested in attending. If you are interested in attending, please sign up for the waitlist in the city of your choice. When registration for the events becomes available, we will contact those on our waitlist first.
Once we contact you, you will have a window of time to register before we open the tickets up to the public. Once you've chosen to join us there will be a separate registration process that will provide you with more information and options for payment. (Check, credit card, etc.)
Your information will always be kept strictly confidential with us. Your credit card will NOT be charged by signing up on this waiting list. This does not register you for the event itself.
A note about Gender and ForteFemme...
ForteFemme is for people of all orientations who have walked the world as female, femme, AFAB, etc. We warmly welcome transgendered, non-binary, and gender-fluid persons. If you have questions about our gender policy and how it may apply to you, please Send us a Message. We would be happy to talk with you privately and want you to feel comfortable.
- Midori & the ForteFemme team
“Do you think Queen Elizabeth orders her own dinner?”
-- Midori, from “True Story: I Attended A Luxury BDSM Weekend” by Rachel White
More about the event...
ForteFemme is a weekend-long, exclusive experience for nine women that will elevate your authentic inner femme power.
The mission of the weekend is to give you tools by which to tap into your authentic power and erotic dominance, to co-create deep joy for you and your partner.
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 ranges 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.
THE COURSE INCLUDES//
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 collaboratively 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.
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.
A Night of Sensuous Dining: The San Francisco weekend also includes the option of a special private erotic dinner experience created exclusively for us by Our Gourmet Life where you will get to dine with Midori and ForteFemme Alumni. This happens Saturday night. You are welcome to bring a guest. (Cost of dinner is not included.)
ForteFemme is for women of all orientations and experience levels.
What the graduates have to say...
"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
"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 - 9 pm
- SATURDAY // Listen Intuitively // 9am - 6pm (Optional field trip 6pm - 10pm, highly encouraged for you and your guest.)
- SUNDAY // Spotlight Your Pleasure // 9am - 7pm
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION //
During this immersion retreat, you'll learn creative negotiation and scene-setting. You will explore the emotional and psychological aspects 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. Details about the lab will be sent out after registration.
Elegant private loft in the South of Market (SoMa) area.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS //
Here are some common questions people ask about ForteFemme.
- 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 we are happy to recommend 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 required for the completion of the weekend.
More FAQ at: www.ForteFemme.com/FAQ
ABOUT MIDORI //
Midori is a renowned educator and writer on sexuality. Dubbed “the supernova of kink” by Dan Savage, she emerged from the Sex Positive Movement in San Francisco in the early 1990s, 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, Master Han's Daughter, and Silk Threads.
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. Learn more about her art at www.Ranshin.com or on her Patreon.
Midori believes in a compassionate approach of education focusing on "Head-Heart-&-Hands", to go beyond a mere focus on technique or formulaic scripts.
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.