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?



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Sat & Sun  9am - 11am PST
June 6 - 7  /  
June 27 - 28

Help us reduce stigma
9am-11am PST - SAT June 6 and SUN June 7
Live ZOOM Workshop
Innovations Series 1- “The Ethical Slut Presents: Navigating Consent”
2 hr/ 2-Part training with renowned therapist and author Dossie Easton, LMFT and DV/IPV intervention facilitator Ms. WillowKat. How can we as a community, and as therapeutic practitioners, offer healing and intimacy skills to both survivors and transgressors after a consent collision or violation?
9AM -11AM PST -SAT June 27 and SUN June 28
LIVE ZOOM Workshop
Innovations Series 2 - “Kink-claiming the Trauma: From Sexual Assault to Sexual Empowerment”,
Andrew Pari, LCSW, the nation’s leading authority on the neuro-biological arousal mechanism in sexualized violence (ARSA) presents his groundbreaking & controversial application of the trauma recovery model that utilizes BDSM as a potential facilitator in the process of healing.
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We will be presenting at:

  • American Psychological Association in Washington DC in August 2020

  • AASECT Conference PreCon Workshop  in June 2021

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Join the May CARAS Webinar

The next CARAS webinar is May 16, 2020, Saturday, at 12 noon Pacific / 3 pm Eastern.  

The one-hour webinar will feature Dr. Christopher King and Dr. Robert Bienvenu presenting Alternative Sexualities Research and the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

IRB review of alternative sexualities research proposals has been a challenge for many investigators. Focusing on United States requirements, this webinar provides an overview of the historical development of the today's IRB system, current regulatory requirements that are relevant to alternative sexualities research, and recommendations to facilitate IRB review of alt-sex research proposals. We also describe the CARAS Community Advisory Board process and the CARAS IRB, both of which specialize in the review of alternative sexualities research.


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.

Clinicians: Read up on the newly published Clinical Guidelines for Therapists and send us your comments

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