Power Exchange and BDSM Resources

Power Exchange and Kink Websites

All of these BDSM resources and organizations are dedicated to positive sexuality and or alternative relationships and sexual identities. Organization descriptions are be pulled from their respective websites. This is not exhaustive and I encourage you to add to the list in the comments and if your organization would like to be included in the …

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Kink and Sexuality Research Organizations

Kink and Sexuality Websites and Organizations

All of these organizations are dedicated to positive sexuality and or alternative relationships and sexual identities. Organization descriptions are be pulled from their respective websites. This is not exhaustive and I encourage you to add to the list in the comments and if your organization would like to be included in the list, please email …

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Relationship Enrichment Books: Recommended Reading

relationship enrichment

This is my recommended reading list for those who are looking to enrich and grow their relationships. The tools are applicable to all forms of relationships. Whether you are polyamorous, asexual, gay or just a friend, these books are helpful in learning how to communicate and resolve conflict in healthy ways. Relationship Enrichment Books Difficult …

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Kink Communities and Culture Books: Recommended Reading

communities

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] Leather Communities Assimilation: Tales of Transformation and Surrender, Bootbush (Nazca Plains Corporation, 2012). A collection of stories that discus a variety of BDSM play including water sports and puppy play. Boots of …

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Understanding Kink for Clinicians: Book Recommendations

kink

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 the Sexuality Diverse and Their Caregivers, Charles Moser (Greenery Press, 1999). An in-depth guide for patients and doctors alike to …

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Power Exchange and BDSM Play Books

recommended reading

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, 2014). This book is a helpful handbook and beginner’s guide to Kinky play and for those who are into impact …

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Common Fetishes and Paraphilia Seen by Clinicians in Practice

parphilias

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 disorder, or even addiction disorder. Paraphilia is not a term used in the Kink community; however, as a clinician, you will see …

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Coming Out Kinky: An Introduction for Clinicians

coming out

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 human behavior is a sense of belonging to a group and it is important in the formulation of one’s identity …

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Negotiation and Contracts in Power Exchange Relationships for Clinicians

contracts

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 about sex. In my clinical practice, I have found that negotiating a sexual contract can be a form of foreplay. …

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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 exchange will be unique. This blog series is designed to give the reader an introduction and exposure to some of …

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