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Guest Blog – Kink-Knowledgeable Dentist Jennifer Johnson Welcomes All Alternative Lifestylers

By Inara de Luna, Guest Blogger We hope you’ve been enjoying our Featured Member series. Today, I’d like to introduce you to another member of the Kink Aware Professional Directory. When many people think of our directory, they think of lawyers and therapists, but our directory is for professionals of …

Guest Blog: Georgia voters are deciding on a ballot measure this election, and the kink community needs to be ready for it.

By Liz Harrison This November, beyond voting for president, it appears that the residents of Georgia will be deciding whether or not they want to add a new tax. Normally, this sort of thing wouldn’t be mentioned around here, but this one is directly related to kinky sex. Some politicians …

Guest Blog: Four Reasons Why it is so Difficult to Identify & Address Abuse in Kink & AltSex Communities

by Elisabeth Sheff Recently I wrote a couple of blogs on Psychology Today about factors that can either discourage (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201609/protective-features-curb-abuse-in-polyamorous-relationships ) or encourage (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201609/adverse-features-contribute-abuse-in-polyamory ) abuse in polyamorous relationships. Before I published them I considered mentioning the link between polyamory and kink, and including a caveat about consensual power exchange possibly involving behaviors …

Guest Blog: Top Three Considerations when Coming Out as Polyamorous

by Elisabeth Sheff, PhD, CASA, CSE CEO, Sheff Consulting Why? A few reasons people choose to come out are: · Increased intimacy – Hiding important relationships means closing off parts of your life, and being honest about significant things allows greater authenticity and emotional connection. · Explanation for person in …

Guest Blog: Good At Poly?

by Ruby B Johnson LCSW “Inviting others in is the practice of accepting the discomfort of fear.” -Ruby Johnson The Myth What does “good at poly” mean? I hear this statement often. The scenario that typically precedes this self-judging statement is the person criticizing their own feelings of “jealousy, envy, …