TASHRA 
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

ONLINE

Balancing Safety and Pleasure:
Dual Relationships when the therapist and client share communities

Making ethical decisions when personal expression and professional boundaries collide

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NEXT UP
Sat and Sun March 27 & 28
ONLINE
Elements Series: Building a Kink-Inclusive Practice 
 
Register Here
 
Plans for 2021
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

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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 TRAININGS 

This series can be initiated at any time.
Online asynchronous training

TASHRA'S STORY 

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.

Clinicians: Read up on the newly published Clinical Guidelines for Therapists.

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TASHRA's Presentation for the San Francisco Kink Community describing the psychology of humiliation play 

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TASHRA STANDS IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST RACISM
WE MUST PUT AN END TO SYSTEMIC VIOLENCE

Consent Matters

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