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Are you kinky?
How is your health & wellbeing?

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Since 2012, TASHRA - The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance has been partnering with kink folk to understand and support the mental and physical health of the erotically diverse.

THE KINK HEALTH
PROJECT

2013

In town halls and interviews, Francisco Bay Area people who are involved in kink and BDSM activities told us about their health and experiences with their doctors and their therapists.

 

 

KINK
HEALTH
SURVEY

2016

Over 1000 kink-involved U.S.  participants answer over 200 questions about their health histories, their emotional wellbeing, & kink lives . Overwhelmingly, they aren't too different from everybody else, but it did bring up questions. 

International
KINK HEALTH STUDY

coming soon!

Over 2.5 years in development, & expanding on our 2016 findings. Become one of an international group of kink-involved participants who will contribute to new scientific understandings of erotic diversity. Join us.

One of the foundational missions of TASHRA is understanding and representing the health care needs of individuals with alternative sexualities. Through our research, we explore the intersections of kink identities and the individuals that host them.

The International Kink Health Study (IKHS)
Launches Soon!

Improve Kink Health and Wellbeing around the World


We are planning a study of the health of kink-interested individuals around the world built on knowledge from the 2016 Kink Health Survey by TASHRA -The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance.

Help Us

  • Understand the health benefits and risks of your kink interests and involvement.

  • Better understand the how the stress of being a stigmatized and often misunderstood sexual minority impacts your mental and physical health.  

  • Improve your health care by training therapists and medical care professionals in how to provide more informed and compassionate care to you.

  • Support other kink health research that supports a better life for you.  

How you can help once the Study BEGINS

When our study enrollment goes live, we could use your help

  • Share our website with your communities.

  • Post about our project on your social media.

  • Consider making a financial donation (below).

  • Volunteer with TASHRA's education and research.

  • Kink & Sex-Positive vendors: consider donating coupons to our project!

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We are thrilled to announce that the Freeman and Tides Foundations have awarded TASHRA a generous two year grant to support the costs of the Kink Health Study. They have offered to match your donations.

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FYI - Unfortunately, sex research is rarely funded by traditional funding sources. If you are able, any financial help you might provide helps us reach more people worldwide. No amount is too small.   Our foundation benefactors will match your donation.  

Our upcoming study is supported by the hard work of devoted volunteers and the generosity of companies like these. 

IKHS Sponsors & Allies

Coupon codes that will be used as an incentive for study participants who complete study surveys were donated by these companies.

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Signing up for our mailing list does not obligate you to participate in the research study.

Thanks for staying informed!