THE ALTERNATIVE SEXUALITIES HEALTH RESEARCH ALLIANCE
Because everyone deserves quality healthcare
Welcome to TASHRA
TASHRA is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit with the important mission of improving the health and healthcare services of individuals who are involved in alternative sexualities.
As champions of Kink competent healthcare,
TASHRA supports empirical research on this misunderstood and often pathologized sexual-minority.
Our vision is a world where fear of prejudice and discrimination does not prevent people involved in a broad variety of sexual interests and activities from receiving caring, compassionate and competent care from physical and mental health professionals.
Won't you join us on this journey?
Help us reduce stigma and improve the health of kink interested individuals
Launching late this Spring -
The 2021 International
KINK HEALTH SURVEY -
we will keep you posted.
Coming up this month:
Sat and Sun Feb 27 & 28
Making ethical decisions when personal expression and professional boundaries collide
Sat and Sun March 27 & 28
Elements Series: Building a Kink-Inclusive Practice
We plan on offering a number of trainings in 2021, including
Basics 101: Basics of Sex Therapy
Basics 101: Basics of Kink as Fantasy, Behavior and Identity
A Kinky Life Course: Applying Life Course Theory to Kink Sexuality
Look for upcoming courses designed for community members, and other professionals doing somatic work in 2021.
We are pleased to announce that the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) has approved TASHRA as a Continuing Education Institutional Provider through 2022.
Happening Now - ASYNCHRONOUS training to take at your own pace
Our Highly Attended Course
The Kinky Mind and Body:
The Psychobiology of Kink
What do hormones, the brain and floggers have to do with each other? Learn the psychoneuro-physiology of BDSM and what bodies experience during kink experiences. Intermediate course w CE's
Looking for an internship in sexuality and kink mental health, science and research? TASHRA is a leading organization in the emerging scholarly field of kink psychology, science and health. We are taking applications now for Winter or Spring.
TASHRA began in 2012 out of a need to expand knowledge about those who are erotically diverse, such as kinky people, BDSM practitioners, and those with sexual interests that are out of the mainstream.