TASHRA 
THE ALTERNATIVE SEXUALITIES HEALTH RESEARCH ALLIANCE 

Shaping the future of erotic wellbeing

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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.

An invitation to kink-interested people to shape the future of erotic wellbeing.

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Adventurous people
deserve exceptional care.

Resources and education
for clinicians

Advancing research

Upcoming educational events and trainings

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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.

Upcoming educational opportunity:

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Join us Saturday,

June 25th, 9am-12pm PST

 

How do medications affect people sexually?  How do medications affect people's kink scenes?  How might watersports affect your sobriety? This workshop will focus on the basic of how prescriptions interact with common health conditions, and particularly with sexuality.

 

Kink specialist physicians, Dr. Erik Wert, an Internal Medicine doctor and Dr. Anand Pandya, a Psychiatrist will walk us through the psychopharmacology, unique aspects of medications and their effect on sexual performance and sexual desire. They will lead a discussion on how kink activities like flogging, watersports/fisting, and rough sex may be affected. Actual cases will be presented and discussed.

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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.

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 Summer and Fall of 2022.

Email richard@tashra.org for more information.
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For Healthcare Providers:

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

For Educators, Providers and Community Members:

A presentation of 2016 research findings.

Available Asynchronous Trainings

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