Kinky Black History Month

Black Kink Aware Professionals & Resources

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Have you ever shied away from speaking with your doctor about a personal issue that involves something kink-related, or had concerns over a legal issue because of the potential for your kinky existence being used against you, or simply needed to speak with a counselor who understands your lifestyle? If not, perhaps you may one day, or know of someone who will. For that purpose, it is important to at least know of the availability of professionals who are kink-aware, kink-friendly and/or kink-knowledgeable.

From the Kink Aware Medical Care Brochure:

So you practice bondage, dominance and S&M and you need medical care.¬† Perhaps you’re looking for a general practitioner for checkups.¬† Or maybe you need urgent medical care.¬† Perhaps you are concerned abut discrimination.¬† Or you fear you’ll have to spend too much time educating someone abut BDSM when they should be focused solely on your health.¬† How do you find a provider who will be sensitive to your sexuality?¬† And if you can’t how do you handle your sexuality when dealing with such medical care providers?

Kink Aware Professional Directory by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

ncsf_logo“This is THE resource for people who are seeking psychotherapeutic, medical, and legal professionals who are informed about the diversity of consensual, adult sexuality.”

Visit the KAP Directory

The KAP Directory currently lists over 800 self-listed professionals and provides us with a search feature. The categories include Accounting & Finance, Counselors & Therapists, Doctors, Health & Wellness Practitioners (non-M.D.), Internet-Based Businesses, Lawyers, Life Coaches, Other Professionals, Psychologists, Spiritual Advisors & Wedding Officiators, and Web Design & IT.

As an example, some KAPs of color are listed below.

Joy D. Mutinda, Psychologist, PhD

joydmutindaDr. Mutinda practices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “I am an ally and advocate for individuals navigating gender identity, expression, and transition. I am also a kink and poly aware therapist.” She also has two groups — HERStory: A Support Group for Black Women and Loving More: Exploring Consensual Non Monogamy.

Lynn Lambkins, Clinician and Counselor

lynnlambkinsMs. Lambkins, a California resident, has extensive experience in the fields of social work, crisis counseling and more, and as a Life Coach. She is listed as a Gender Identity and Kink Aware Professional.

POC members of TASHRA’s Community Research Advisory Board

TASHRA is an acronym for The Alternative Sexualities
Health Research Alliance. “TASHRA’s mission is to improve the physical and mental health of people who engage in BDSM,* kink and sexual fetishism. We are working to ensure that all kinksters have equal access to culturally competent, non-judgmental, and knowledgeable healthcare.

The board includes Crystal (Ham) Mason, Mollena Williams, Michael Huff, PhD and Yose√Īio V. Lewis.

CARAS – BDSM and Therapy Project

This organization and project are also for and about the kink community. CARAS stands for Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities. “The mission of the BDSM and Therapy Project is to increase the knowledge and skills of therapists when serving people with BDSM sexuality, and to educate the BDSM community about high quality therapy and how to interact with mental healthcare providers around these issues.”

While this post is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list by any means, know that there are resources available to you as a person who practices an alternative lifestyle.
Please send all submissions for Kinky Black History Month to kinkybutterfly@outlook.com. Thank you!

Kinky Black History Month is a collection of things kinky, erotic & touching.

It is the celebration of POC (people of color) with a focus on those who identify as Black or African-American.

For 28 days, know that we exist, some of us are kinky and all of us are worthy.

For the remaining 337 days, know that we exist, some of us are kinky and all of us are worthy.

Many thanks go to Sir Black Ice and friends papislut & Master Alexander for your continued cheerleading and footwork, those who have provided express permission to include their works here and those who freely offered resources, ideas and input otherwise.