affirmative therapist

Why LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapists are Important

Ask a Therapist Why is an affirmative therapist important? For many people, the process of finding a therapist can feel confusing, but the process of finding a therapist you trust can feel downright daunting. This can be especially true for the LGBTQIA+ community.  (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other sexual, romantic, and …

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kink phobia

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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asexuality

What is Asexuality?

Asexuality is an Orientation “Aѕеxuаlitу” is a sexual orientation characterized by a persistent lack of sexual attraction towards any gender. Like every other sexual orientation, asexuality is not a choice. My asexual clients never report just waking up one day and saying, “You know what? I’m tired of sex. I’m not going to feel attracted …

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sex

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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medical

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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