What is Kink?

Kink? Since the advent of the Internet, we have seen a significant increase in the numbers of individuals and groups who publicly acknowledge practicing lifestyles such as polyamory, swinging, and BDSM (Francoeur, et al., 1999). Millions of adults not only engage in BDSM, swinging, and polyamorous activities, but they have developed a community that shares …

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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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Dr. Patsy B. Evans L.M.H.C., D.O.M., Ph.D.

Traumatologist and Clinical Sexologist  Dr. Patsy Evans a.k.a. Dr. Harmony is one of Florida’s leading Clinical Sexologists and Traumatologists. She brings her unique blend of skills and education specializing in Kink Culture and Sexuality, Relationship Counseling, Executive, Leadership and Business Coaching, Traumatology, Crisis Management, Dispute Resolution, Diplomatic Relations, and Negotiation, and Corporate Culture Transformation. Dr. …

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Therapist Sara Mercier-Kennedy B.S./B.A.

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Therapist Intern Sara’s Education Therapist Sara Graduated from Colorado State University with a double Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology. Her primary focus was the study of Gender Identity formation and LGBTQ+ issues. Then, she began her current work on her Master’s degree at Walden University. Her specialization in gender and LGBTQ+ …

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Is Kink Healthy?

Is Kink Healthy?

Kink is Very Healthy! The Psychological community, outside of those who specialize in sex therapy, is notorious for viewing Kink and BDSM related activities as a pathology (Ortmann and Sprott,). Even the current DSM-5 stipulates that Sadism and Masochism are considered fetishistic and paraphilia and implies that these behaviors are dangerous or pathological. This makes it challenging for kinky …

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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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Dr. Harmony and The KTCI Program Origin

Dr. Harmony Biography and Kink Experience My name is Patsy Evans aka Dr. Harmony and I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediator, Clinical Sexologist, and Certified Transgender Care Provider. I have been a member of and worked with the alternative lifestyle, or Kink, community for …

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Kink Aware Therapy Program Objectives

KTCI Program Objectives Medical and mental health providers will have a fundamental understanding of the concepts of kinky and alternative relationships, communities serving those engaging in those relationships, and their role as a medical provider, in their care. Providers will understand the difference between healthy kink practice and pathology. Providers will learn therapeutic interventions and …

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Purpose of the Kink Aware Therapy Program

Kink Aware Therapy Certification Program Purpose The KTCI program is designed to give mental health providers, health and sexuality educators and medical providers the tools necessary to work with sexual, gender and relationship outsiders who identify as part of the Kink community and Kink subcultures. The primary purpose of the KTCI program is to: Establish …

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