​​​​​​​​TASHRA is an organization with deep ties to both the healthcare communities and the alternative sexualities community. Our work since 2013 has created an advisory board as well as undertaking the Kink Health Survey 2020 

As we build this organization, we are searching for sources for in-kind and funding support. $1 or $1,000 will help us with the critical steps of strategic planning, study design and clinical service training.

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Our Staff 




Richard Sprott, PhD

Research Director



Jess Waldura, MD, MS

Medical Director



Anna Randall, DHS, LCSW, MPH

Executive Director 




       Our Mailing Address 



The Alternative Sexualities Health

Research Alliance 

P.O. Box 812,

Rio Vista, CA 94571



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Do you want to be a part of TASHRA?​

We are always looking for eager volunteers and we are happy to have you along, whether you have just a few hours to help us out at a street fair, or you want to join us as an active community partner who shapes the future of the organization.

Currently we need volunteers to:

  • Help us plan and run fundraising events, including our booths at street fairs and our medical play parties ("A day at the doctor"). It's a great way to put yourself at the heart of the BDSM community in San Francisco

  • Run our social networking sites - twitter anyone?

  • Help us organize kink workshops for medical students at UCSF and Stanford

  • Recruit kinksters for our studies

  • And...we would love a Head Volunteer - so if you have a service heart, but find yourself to be a Top by nature, this might be the right job for you!

TASHRA - The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance