2014’s Diabolique Weekend has come and gone, and we would like to thank everyone who attended and participated!


Diabolique weekend starts early this year — and the party continues all weekend long! Diabolique Ball guests travel from afar, so the Diabolique Foundation has collaborated with the sexiest revolutionaries in the known world to create additional social, educational and play opportunities for Diabolique Ball weekend.

Your ticket is your passport to fun! A Diabolique Ball ticket earns its owner 10% off clothing purchased from sponsors PASSIONAL Boutique or Delicious Boutique through November 21. But it also gets 20% off any single item purchased after the Ball on Saturday or Sunday (stock- up for the winter holiday season). A ticket also qualifies guests for discounted classes with Midori, a severely discounted play party on Saturday night and two morning events with no cover to synch up with hotel checkout times !


Midori visits for an entire weekend in November!

In addition to her headlining performance at Diabolique Ball, Midori will be in Philadelphia teaching a weekend of classes at Sexploratorium November 22 and 23.
Voted 2013 Best Sex Educator, by SF Weekly Magazine & “50 Fierce Femmes” 2014 – Sexuality educator, author and artist based in San Francisco, Midori’s made an amazing career out of being the traveling coach on the art of creative and sensual living.Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, Midori is known for her hilarious and practical classes on enhancing sexual fulfillment, boosting confidence and expanding personal growth. Native of Tokyo, Japan, she brings a unique perspective pleasure and authentic living.She wrote first English book on Shibari “Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage” as well as “Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink” and twisted sci fi in “Master Han’s Daughter”She leads transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ®, ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive and Passionate Bonds: Creating Effective D/s Protocol.When she’s not traveling and teaching, she’s creating provocative and haunting art and performances.


Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:30pm – Diabolique Brunch at Johnny Brenda’s

Saturday Brunch at Johnny Brenda’s will be hosted by Rivet Domme and is open to all Diabolique guests (you must pay your own food and beverage bill). Guests are asked to RSVP on Facebook so that appropriate reservations can be made. Discount shopping is just a stone’s throw away at Delicious Boutique once brunch is over.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 pm – JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man with Midori

Learn how to make him moan and writhe in unbelievable pleasure. Join internationally-acclaimed sex educator Midori for this in-depth training on orally pleasuring your guy. Using delicious practice props (think fruit!) you’ll learn all about the sucks, licks, swirls, strokes and touch secrets that will blow his mind. She’ll even cover tips on how to reduce discomforts or gag reflexes. What better gift is there than to show him your new techniques that very night?

All genders and orientations welcome!

Bring your guy with you for better “homework” later that night!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 pm – Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You with Midori

Do you want more fulfilling play? Need more effective ways to uncover the other’s real desires and minimize scene failure? Want to better communicate your hungers and get better play? Dissatisfied with scenes or frustrated at not having your desire accepted? How do you create a multi person scene where everyone’s happy? Join Midori in this popular and unique class where she explores the standard definitions of kink and expands the idea of what it’s all about. She maps out a fine-tuned and flexible framework that anyone can use to better describe their appetites. The first step to fulfilling your desire is to better understand them, then effectively and appealingly conveying them. A class for those who want hotter play, and those don’t quite fit into the standard boxes… and for anyone who’s curious about their own pleasure potential!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 from 9:00pm – 3:00am – The New Regime Play Party at PGC – $45.00 per person. Discount cards available during Diabolique Ball

Philadelphia’s Pleasure Garden Club has created an exclusive discounted ticket that includes access to a special all-genders, all activities playspace at their Anything But Clothing night. Pleasure Garden Club invites fetishistas to flaunt their flesh with this exclusive lounge access – but all are welcome visit and engage in light sensation play throughout their club on Saturday night- dinner and hot tub and group showers included! And our very own Dave Ghoul will be providing the soundtrack for the event!


Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 from 11:00am to 21:30pm – Dominatrix Brunch at Redwood

Goddess Thain, hostess of Philadelphia’s former Pro Dom Happy Hour is moving her monthly networking event and inviting all visiting and local (current or retired) professional BDSM practitioners as well as their guests to meet for delicious food followed by discount shopping across the street at PASSIONAL (followed by Midori’s classes). Guests are asked to RSVP on Facebook so that appropriate reservations can be made with the restaurant.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 1:30 pm – Flogging: Amazing Hands on Training with Midori

Improve your flogging skills! Whether you’re a total novice or already confident with the whip, there’s plenty for you in this unique and very active class.Enjoy drills on techniques to deliver powerful, effective sensations without top-fatigue. Sharpen your finesse.You’ll learn how to select the best flogger for your style and body type.Bring your floggers. More the merrier! Don’t worry if you don’t have any. Midori will bring a variety from her private collection to try out.

If you want to learn to flog in high heels, bring them.

No need to bring a target bottom or a practice partner.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 pm – Rope: Control & Dominance Moves (A Rope Dojo Elective) with Midori

Learn effective rope moves to enhance control. Whatever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides. Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun! No experience necessary. Bring: Two or three length of rope that you usually play with. If you’re not sure, bring two or three lengths of 20 to 30 feet of ropes. Some practice ropes will be available to borrow. Yoga mat or towels are suggested but optional Wear: Comfortable clothing. Pair attendance is encouraged, but solos are welcome as well. If you come solo, you’ll be paired with other solos for practice. This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope. You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo. More info: www.RopeDojo.com

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