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 
Launching soon:

The International
KINK HEALTH STUDY

Visit www.kinkhealth.org to learn more

Coming up on December 7th
 

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Join us Tuesday, December 7th

5pm-7pm PST.

This is a community event. No CEs offered.

 

Suicidal thoughts and memories may be a year-round experience, and those who feel “othered” may find the holidays doubly difficult. The devastation from hopelessness and suicide is deeply felt in our kink community.  As highlighted in Dr. Sprott and Dr. Randall’s 2016 Kink Health Survey, there is significantly higher incidence of past suicide among kink community members. This community-based training seeks to empower community members to address these devastating concerns.

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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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Because there's power in community.

 

TASHRA continues to thrive thanks to donations from our community and people like you.

Helping Hands
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 Winter/Spring.

Upcoming Events

  • Suicidal Bruises: Helping those who have lost hope in our kink communities
    Dec 07, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    COMMUNITY EVENT: The devastation from hopelessness and suicide is deeply felt in our kink community. Our hope for this community event is to equip participants to return to their communities with freshly inspired engagements with healing, hope, and preventative approaches to mental health.
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  • Black & Blue: Suicide in our own leather, kink and queer communities
    Dec 11, 9:00 AM – Dec 12, 12:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    CLINICIAN TRAINING: Based upon the significantly higher prevalence of suicidality in kink communities, healthcare clinicians need effective tools to intervene. Presented by Richard Sprott Ph.D., Anna Randall, DHS, LCSW, MPH, and Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC (NM), LPC (OR), NCC, CST.
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TASHRA STANDS IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST RACISM
WE MUST PUT AN END TO SYSTEMIC VIOLENCE

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