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Guest Blog: The Need for KAP/Poly-Aware Networking Groups for Psychotherapists

by Keely Kolmes, Psy.D. In the fall of 2009, I started Bay Area Open Minds a clinician networking group for psychotherapists and psychotherapy students who affirm that sexual and gender diversity are natural expressions of the human experience. Our psychotherapy practices welcome and serve clients who engage in consensual sexual …

Guest Blog – Consent Accidents and Consent Violations

Make Sex Easy by Charlie Glickman I was at a discussion group recently and someone shared a term that I hadn’t heard before: consent accidents. This is a really valuable nuance in the ongoing conversations about consent and nurturance culture because it recognizes that there’s a difference between a consent …

Guest Blog – “Pink Therapy Event Guidelines for Organizers and Participants”

By Russell J. Stambaugh, PhD, DST, CSSP Pink Therapy is a British kink education and therapy group.  They have been known to attend the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities annual conference, which will next meet immediately prior to the 2016 Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco, September 24. …

Guest Blog – “Does Social Work Need a Good Spanking? The Refusal to Embrace BDSM Scholarship and Implications for Sexually Diverse Clients”

The Journal of Positive Sexuality by D J Williams, PhD One of my favorite things about the field of social work has been its strong interconnections with other fields of study, including a full range of social and behavioral sciences. Social work formally utilizes a generalist approach, thus workers are trained …

Guest Blog: “Disclosure and Outness as a Therapist with Intersecting Atypical Identifications”

by Dulcinea Pitagora   Prior to starting my practice as a therapist, I was confronted with contradicting perspectives on the therapist’s disclosure of personal information to their clients.  The prevailing thought behind this in the mental health field is that the therapeutic environment is not a place for therapists to disclose too …

Guest Blog – “Consent: Not actually that complicated”

by rockstar dinosaur pirate princess http://rockstardinosaurpirateprincess.com/2015/03/02/consent-not-actually-that-complicated/comment-page-5/#comment-1185 A short one today as my life is currently very complicated and conspiring against my preference to spend all of my days working out what to blog. But do you know what isn’t complicated?   Consent.   It’s been much discussed recently; what with college …

Guest Blog – BDSM: Traditional Values and the Imperative of Safety

Guest Blogs do not represent NCSF but are the opinion of the blogger. NCSF provides space for activists to post their opinions in order to get feedback from the kink and nonmonogamous communities on the work they are doing and the information they are providing to the mainstream. Please leave …