There’s a whole world of sex positive and kinky researchers, educators, clinicians, volunteers, community members and more out there to explore and connect with. Don’t believe me? Look at all these amazing organizations below.

national coalition for sexual freedom

From their website:
“The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.”

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The Community-academic consortium for research on alternative sexualities (caras)

From their website:
“Founded in 2005, the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) is a national-level, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports research addressing understudied sexualities, with a current focus on kink/BDSM/leather/fetish sexualities and consensual non-monogamous relationships such as polyamory. Employing a community-based research model, CARAS has assembled a network of academics, clinicians and respected members of these communities who will work directly with researchers to promote scientific and other forms of scholarly research.”

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The Center for positive sexuality

From their website:
“Established in 2007, the Center for Positive Sexuality is a 501c3 non-profit educational and research unincorporated association. Our mission is to address social issues through sex positive research and education.”

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From their website:
“TASHRA is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit with the important mission of improving the health and healthcare services of individuals who are involved
in alternative sexualities.

As champions of Kink competent healthcare, TASHRA supports empirical research on this misunderstood and often pathologized sexual-minority.

Our vision is a world where fear of prejudice and discrimination does not prevent people involved in a broad variety of sexual interests and activities from receiving caring, compassionate and competent care
from physical and mental health professionals.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Won’t you join us on this journey?”


Woodhull freedom foundation

From their website:
“Established in February 2003, The Woodhull Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to education and public advocacy in support of the principle that consensual sexual expression is a fundamental human right. The Foundation offices are located in Washington, DC, and we work in partnership with activists, advocacy organizations and coalitions across the United States fighting the political, social and economic forces driving and expanding sexual repression.”

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THE society for the scientific study of sexuality (SSSS)

From their website:
“The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) is dedicated to advancing knowledge of sexuality and communicating scientifically based sexuality research and scholarship to professionals, policy makers, and the general public. The Society fosters a worldwide community of diverse professionals committed to a scholarly and scientific approach to acquiring and disseminating accurate knowledge of sexuality. The Society believes that freedom of inquiry is essential for the promotion of human welfare and the reduction of ignorance and prejudice about sexuality.”

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