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 …

Touch, Part I: A Brief History of AASECT Regarding Consensual Educational Touch

By Russell J. Stambaugh, PhD, DST, CSSP The Power of Touch:  A casual perusal of Western mythology suggests that it is scarcely possible to overestimate the power of touch.  Sleeping Beauty is entirely overcome by a mere pin prick and awakened by a single kiss.  A frog is transformed back …

Guest Blog: Get Better Life Results Using Erotic Blueprint Communication

Guest post by Anne More, Licensed Erotic Blueprint Coach – The Erotic Blueprints™ are amazing for transforming our sex lives – and they are about so much more than sex! They helped me know and love myself as I am (a big Shapeshifter™!) After working with them daily for over …

Guest Blog: You’re Not Sexually Broken. Discover Your Stage of Sexuality!

by Jaiya, a Coalition Partner of NCSF I think that people often make the mistake of thinking that their sexuality is something that is static and unchanging or should be. We put pressure on ourselves to always have high libidos and endless passion. Stop!   Just like everything else in life, we …