TASHRA 
THE ALTERNATIVE SEXUALITIES HEALTH RESEARCH ALLIANCE 

Because everyone deserves quality healthcare 

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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 this Summer -
The 2021 International
KINK HEALTH SURVEY -
we will keep you posted. 

Happening Now - ASYNCHRONOUS training to take at your own pace

Our highly attended course:

Elements of Culturally Competent Care with
Kink-Interested Individuals

A 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. Earn up to 12 CEs with this introductory course.

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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. 

More TASHRA At-Home TRAININGS 

Kinky Mind and Body: Psychobiology of Kink - Asynchronous Training
This series can be initiated at any time.
Online asynchronous training
 
TASHRA STANDS IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST RACISM
WE MUST PUT AN END TO SYSTEMIC VIOLENCE

Consent Matters

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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.

Helping Hands
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 Summer.
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