Mental Health Statement


Talking about mental health can be uncomfortable, especially to kink-interested people, since important parts of our identity and interests have been inaccurately and often, painfully, reduced to stereotypes and stigmatization.


TASHRA's researchers have deep personal ties and love for the kink community and this means that it's extra important to us that we ask about your mental health from a place of care, compassion and utmost confidentiality. 


We want to understand the systems that may have impacted all aspects of your wellbeing and to use the information to create meaningful change in how healthcare is provided to you. We hope this knowledge provides you with even better-informed self-care. Our aim is to honor the honesty and vulnerability of our participants by committing to use the collected data to assist us in our fight to make the world a better place for kink-interested people everywhere.