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 this Summer -
The 2021 International
KINK HEALTH SURVEY -
we will keep you posted.
Coming up August 28/29
From Diapers to Lollipops: Clinical Competency with ABDL’s and Age Players
Mental health clinicians are reporting more clients seeking help regarding issues with age play, sexualized attraction to diapers, and feeling an identity of an age younger than their chronological one. Most clinicians are ill prepared to effectively meet the needs of the unique clients from this community. Also, much of what we do learn is counter-productive to effectively work with these clients’ mental health needs (and sometimes harmful).
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.
- July 24th and 25th, 9am - 11am PSTZoom webinarJuly 24th and 25th, 9am - 11am PSTZoom webinarTraci Medeiros-Bagan, LMFT leads an exploration of how systemic and institutionalized inequity shows up in clinical framework and practice and provides an alternative narrative where kink is held as not only a healthy manifestation of sexuality but as an avenue for healing.
- This series can be initiated at any time.WebinarThis series can be initiated at any time.WebinarA self-paced six part series that reviews the foundations of kink in mental health practice. Richard Sprott PhD and Anna Randall, DHS, LCSW, MPH, are sharing their findings and extensive knowledge of six various topics related to erotically diverse populations.
- June 26th and 27th, 9am-11am PSTZoomJune 26th and 27th, 9am-11am PSTZoomJoin us for a collaborative event with the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF). The first two-hour workshop will focus on the latest developments in the civil and criminal justice systems as it relates to people involved in kink/BDSM. Consent issues will be the focus of the second workshop.
- May 28th and 29th, 2021: 5-7pm PSTZoom WebinarMay 28th and 29th, 2021: 5-7pm PSTZoom WebinarTASHRA invites the kink community to a collaborative community health education event. In two evening conversations, respected health & kink physicians, Dr. Erik Wert and Dr. Landi Cranstoun, will answer common health questions that are often asked of their kink friends and in community forums.
TASHRA STANDS IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST RACISM
WE MUST PUT AN END TO SYSTEMIC VIOLENCE
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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.