TASHRA 
THE ALTERNATIVE SEXUALITIES HEALTH RESEARCH ALLIANCE 

Shaping the future of erotic wellbeing

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.

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Inviting kink interested people all over the world to tell their stories of their health and wellbeing

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Adventurous people
deserve exceptional care.

TASHRA PROGRAMS IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

More on Resources and Education
for Clinicians

More on Advancing Research

More on Upcoming Educational Events and Trainings

REGISTER FOR OUR NEXT CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS ON OCTOBER 1 TRAINING 9AM PST/12PM EST TO 12PM PST/ 3PM EST

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There is a type of edge play where people play with consent, rather than have consent be the foundation for the scene. Often this is called "consensual
non-consent" and can include different types of scenes, such as rape play, interrogation scenes, mind fuck scenes, abduction or kidnap scenes, etc.

October Clinical Training Opportunity:

Read up on the newly published competencies written by TASHRA's Clinical Training Team.

For Healthcare Providers:

For Educators, Providers and Community Members:

A presentation of 2016 research findings.

Available Asynchronous Trainings

Professional Continuing Education Credits Available
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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. 

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Our sister organization, CARAS, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CARAS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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If you are unable to contribute financially, consider sharing our organization on your social media or volunteering!

Give so that others can thrive.

Your contribution supports research and education on misunderstood and often apathologized sexual-minorities that will change the trajectory of sexual health.

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Looking to volunteer or for an internship in sexuality and kink mental health, science or research? 

TASHRA is a leading organization in the emerging scholarly field of kink psychology, science and health.


We are taking applications now for FALL 2022.

Email richard@tashra.org for more information.
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TASHRA is incredibly grateful to our primary funders. Their contributions continue to fund our research and educational projects.

Check out the monthly 
CARAS Webinar Series

You can find out more here.

 

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