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. 

Coming up July 24/25

Power Privilege, and Play:
A Primer on Healing Through Anti-Racist, Kink-Affirming Care


Traci 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.

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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. 

Upcoming Events

  • Power, Privilege, and Play: A Primer on Healing Through Anti-Racist, Kink-Affirming Care
    July 24th and 25th, 9am - 11am PST
    Zoom webinar
    Traci 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.
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  • Elements of Culturally Competent Care for Kink-Interested Individuals: 6-Part Asynchronous Training
    This series can be initiated at any time.
    Webinar
    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.
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  • From the Playroom to the Courtroom: BDSM, Consent, and the Law
    June 26th and 27th, 9am-11am PST
    Zoom
    Join 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.
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  • Pleasure, Play and Safety: Ask a Kink Doctor
    May 28th and 29th, 2021: 5-7pm PST
    Zoom Webinar
    May 28th and 29th, 2021: 5-7pm PST
    Zoom Webinar
    TASHRA 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.
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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.

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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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