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Understanding Kink for Clinicians: Book Recommendations
This is not an exhaustive list of the amazing books that are out there. Feel free to add names in the comments or email [email protected] Healthcare Ethics and Kink Health Care Without Shame: A Handbook for...
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Power Exchange and BDSM Play Books
This is not an exhaustive list of the amazing books that are out there. Feel free to add names in the comments or email [email protected] Basics Guides 50 Shades of Kink, Tristan Taormino (Cleis Press,...
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Common Fetishes and Paraphilia Seen by Clinicians in Practice
What is a Paraphilia? Malin and Saleh (2007) report that the debate continues as to whether paraphilias are best conceptualized as sexual disorders unto themselves, or are simply a special kind of obsessive disorder, anxiety...
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Coming Out Kinky: An Introduction for Clinicians
From a therapeutic standpoint, there are a number issues involved with coming out as a participant of any of these lifestyles. As previously discussed, Carol Clark (2011) theorizes that the number one motivator of all...
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Negotiation and Contracts in Power Exchange Relationships for Clinicians
If you have a client, even a non-Kinky client, who desires to explore sexuality with their partner, I find that discussing a sexual contract can be a great tool for developing the comfort needed talk...
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Common Legal Challenges For Kinky People
KinkPhobia Individuals who identify as Kinky may face a number of challenges if their lifestyle of interests is discovered or they come out. Some of the common legal stressors include child custody, employment discrimination, morality...
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BDSM Play For Clinicians: The BDSM Scene
What Is A Scene? A BDSM “scene” is a negotiated event that may involve bondage, discipline, and sadomasochism, and/or power exchange behaviors. The length, type, number of participants, and other factors involved with play can...
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Power Exchange Considerations for Clinicians
Power Exchange Relationship Dynamics In power exchange relationships there are generally two main dynamics; An individual who gives their autonomy and power, an s-type, and an individual who takes on the responsibility and control over...
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Power Exchange for Clinicians: Collaring Ceremony
Disclaimer Please note that, despite the fact that many who identify as part of the Kink community do, in fact, read and abide by the popular literature of this subculture, each client and each power...
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RACK and PRICK: Safety in the BDSM Community
Prick, Rack, and Safety? Safety is of great concern in the community and there are three, nearly universal, codes or measures for safety and consent guidelines for which they practice; SSC, RACK, PRICK. “Safe, Sane,...
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Power Exchange Relationships I: Fundamentals and Science of BDSM
What is BDSM? BDSM is an acronym for Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/submission, and Sadism/masochism, also commonly referred to as SM. BDSM interactions can be sexual or non- sexual and can involve direct contact and online engagement. “BDSM...
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Common Therapy Topics and Challenges Seen with Polyamory Families
Open Relationship Therapist Working with polyamory families requires the therapist or coach to have the ability to be a good negotiator. When working with couples that are looking into opening their marriage, our first session...
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Swinging Couples: Common Therapy Topics and Challenges Seen in Practice
Open Relationship Therapist When working with couples that are looking into opening their marriage, our first session is the same whether they are exploring polyamory or swinging. Additionally, it is not uncommon for couples that...
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Working With Open Relationships: An Introduction
Communication is that simple concept of connection for which all couples feel is the root of their problems. I am a big proponent of the work of Dr. John Gottman, foremost relationship and communication researcher...
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Polyamory Relationships and Family Dynamics: An Introduction
Polyamory Relationship Constellations There are an infinite number of polyamory relationship styles. Oftentimes, the chosen family is a large part of these constellations with friends and partners are often lumped together as “family.” Mim Chapman...
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