TASHRA’s educational mission advocates that healthcare providers should approach providing care to kink-identified people in the same manner they would approach any distinct culture or subculture that is marginalized by mainstream culture. In the last 4 years, TASHRA has developed and offered more than 34 online professional mental and medical health continuing education courses on topics and competencies related to providing care to kink-identified individuals.
TASHRA has played a large role in the expanding research field of kink and health. We hold ourselves accountable to bring post graduate level academic presentations that prioritize intersectionality, research informed theories, and clinical practices.
Some of the topics within TASHRA’s educational programs:
The Psychobiology of Kink, Pain, and Pleasure
Abuse/IPV/DV Versus Consensual BDSM/Kink
The History of Psychology and Approaches to BDSM (DSM)
Kink and Experiences of Healing
The Biology of Sexual Arousal, Kink Desire and Sensation Seeking
Emerging Research on Unique Fetish and Kink Interests
Kink/BDSM during pregnancy
The Effects of Minority Stress and Endemic Theory on Health
Dual/Multiple Relationships Within Kinky Clients and Providers
Empirical Research Regarding kink, Access to Healthcare, and Injury
Kink and Drug Use (ChemSex)