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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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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Why Are People Kinky?

Are Kinky People Crazy? NO! Kinky People are not Crazy!!!! Kinky sexual practices go beyond what are considered conventional as a means of heightening the intimacy between sexual partners. Sexuality is not a binary concept of normal vs. kinky. Sexuality, relationships, gender, and eroticism are all on a spectrum and, as many biological concepts do, they fall …

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Paraphilia

What Is A Paraphilia?

Malin and Saleh (2007) report that the debate continues as to whether paraphilias are best conceptualized as sexual disorders unto themselves, or are simply a special kind of obsessive disorder, anxiety disorder, or even addiction disorder. Paraphilia is not a term used in the Kink community; however, as a clinician, you will see that Kink communities will …

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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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What Are The Clinical Concerns For Those Who Participate In Fetishistic Or Paraphilic Exploration?

Fetishistic Exploration Gone Wrong As clinicians, we are always looking for the concept of impairment. If the clients’ fetish, Kink, or paraphilia is interfering in their relationships, work, or creating financial, legal, or health concerns, then as clinicians, we need to address that. Otherwise, most consensual sexual exploration is healthy and part of the healthy spectrum …

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