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.

An invitation to kink-interested people to shape the future of erotic wellbeing.

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Adventurous people
deserve exceptional care.

Resources and education
for clinicians

Advancing research

Upcoming educational events and trainings

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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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Our sister organization, CARAS, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CARAS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Upcoming educational opportunity:

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Join us Sunday, August 28th

From 9am-1pm PST

 

Black kink communities have a rich history and oftentimes when we think about Black kink, race play comes into a lot of people’s minds. However, there are a lot of other kinks that are a little more rare in Black communities and that need to be explored. 

 

For the first part of the training, we’ll be framing our conversation as it pertains to the kink being intersectional and what that means for participants who need to understand how their privilege makes a difference when it comes to participation in certain kinks. In the second and third parts of this training, we’ll be concentrating on three extremely taboo kinks: race play, diaper fetish/play, and wet and messy (WAM) play. This training is for kink aware professionals who would like to find the appropriate resources for your Black kink clients who have uncommon kinks, as well as understanding your own personal privilege when discussing these kinks with your clients.

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If you are unable to contribute financially, consider sharing our organization on your social media or volunteering!

Give so that others can thrive.

Your contribution supports research and education on misunderstood and often apathologized sexual-minorities that will change the trajectory of sexual health.

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 Summer and Fall of 2022.

Email richard@tashra.org for more information.
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For Healthcare Providers:

Read up on the newly published competencies written by TASHRA's Clinical Training Team.

For Educators, Providers and Community Members:

A presentation of 2016 research findings.

Available Asynchronous Trainings

TASHRA STANDS IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST RACISM
WE MUST PUT AN END TO SYSTEMIC VIOLENCE
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TASHRA is incredibly grateful to our primary funders. Their contributions continue to fund our research and educational projects.

Check out the monthly 
CARAS Webinar Series

You can find out more here.

 

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