From cuisine, music, fashion, technology to anime, Japan's cultural influence 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 in the contradiction that is 21st Century Japan. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in psychology and trained as a sex educator, she possesses a keen insight into culture and sexuality.
Her writings and contributions have appeared in: Men's Health UK, Wired, Mademoiselle, Esquire UK, Sojourner, Playboy, Glamour, San Francisco Chronicle, Village Voice and other publications as well as a college human sexuality textbook. She is currently working on several books.
Midori has also appeared on several television and radio stations including HBO, Playboy and Canadian Broadcasting.
Tickets $20 ($15 for students/seniors/members) Seating is limited. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets can by purchased at the front desk or by calling 212.689.6337 x115.
Official Website: http://museumofsex.com/inside/events.asp?yrmon=200709
Added by Viviane on August 7, 2007