Guest Blog – Slut-Shame, Sex-Shame, and Kink-Shame – The Experience of Trying to Live Authentically in World of Sexual Bullies

Dr. K  – The Submissive Next Door Sex is part of who we are as humans…let’s start with that. Every human is here as a result of a sexual act happening in some way. Our society is the result of successful procreation for centuries and yet American culture is simultaneously …

Guest Blog – Touch: “A Taste of Kink”

By Russell J. Stambaugh, PhD What is Taste of Kink?  It is an educational program run twice at AASECT, Annual Conference in Minneapolis and again in Denver.  A three-hour fundraiser for AASECT, it conferred three continuing education credits (CE’s) that count towards AASECT Certification and other professional licensing requirements.  The program …

Sex in the Time of Corona: Tips for Groups

By RUSSELL J STAMBAUGH, PHD DST CSSP This document is the product of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom’s (NCSF) Educational Outreach Committee chaired by Susan Wright, and consisting of Tess Zachary of APEX, Matt Connolly, Western Region Polyamory Advocate and myself as Professionals Advocate. The social distancing behaviors (we …

Touch, Part II

By Russell J Stambaugh, PHD DST CSSPIf a ban on CE for touch is not needed for CE reciprocity with APA, why is it important to have? Here is my understanding of the reasons AASECT has given for this policy: Touch is overstimulating. Traumatized and neuro-atypical trainees might be overstimulated …