Furry Fandom

What is Furry Fandom?

What is a Furry? The word “furry” can refer to an anthropomorphic animal, a zoomorphic human, or an amalgamation of human and animal features. Furries are individuals who identify with an animal or animated character and will take on the identity of such animal or character in a fantasy role-play. In my clinical practice, my …

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The Kink Phobia Problem

Sexual Outsiders and Kink Phobia Sexual, genders, and relationship minorities, also known as sexual outsiders, are currently not receiving the proper standard of care by mental health professionals. One of the barriers to the development of more educational programs about this population is the lack of mainstream science acknowledging it as an identifiable subculture. This manual …

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An Introduction to Puppy Play

Ask a Sexpert What is Puppy Play? Puppy play is a form of pet or animal play in the power exchange community. The way puppy play is done, depends on individual preferences. However, the general premise is that one partner takes on the role of a biological puppy or dog. Think of it as a …

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Evolution of Kink into Sex Culture: An Introduction

Sexual Culture Norms Western sexual, relationship, and gender norms have evolved with the turn of the 21st century. The Western world, which encompasses Europe, North America, and South America, has been influenced in the past several centuries first by the Roman Catholic Church and more recently by Victorian England. Due to British colonization, India, parts …

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Why do medical and mental health providers need to learn about the Kink community?

Do Medical Professionals See Kinky Patients? In mental health professional ethics, it is considered unethical, and a poor standard of practice, to treat patients without understanding their culture, and there are a number of ethical standards in place to address the importance of a multicultural study. Multicultural competence also includes the fundamental understanding of the …

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