The Kink Health Project

2013

In town halls and interviews, San Francisco bay people who are involved in kink and BDSM activities told us about their health and experiences with doctors and therapists.

Kink Health Survey

2016

Over 1,000 kink-involved participants answered over 200 questions about their health history, their emotional wellbeing, and kink lives. Overwhelmingly, they aren't that different from everybody else, but it did bring up questions.

International

Kink Health Study

2021

Three years in development and an expansion of our 2016 findings. Become one of an international group of kink-involved, interested, and unsure participants who will contribute to new understandings of erotic diversity.

Publications, resources, and findings

National
Kink Health Study
2016 Results

Fifty Shades
of Stigma

Health Disparities in the
Kink Population

Alternative or
Non-traditional Sexualities and Therapy

Sub-drop, Top-drop,
Event-drop and
Scene-drop