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Betty Dodson & Carlin Ross
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A Woman’s Touch is a thriving woman-owned and operated sexuality boutique based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. We are one of a small number of stores that focus on women’s perspectives on sex and sensuality in the Midwestern United States, and the only store that offers our unique combination of expertise in sexual health *and* pleasure.
Great video about sexual consent– it’s simple!
Reliable info about STIs (sexually transmitted infections)
Information about female sexual health and cancer as well as aging.
Information for the public about sexual function and dysfunction from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.
Valuable information about healthcare for people with non-traditional sexual practices.
It has been estimated that around 10% of the U.S. population engages in non-traditional sexual practices, such as bondage, sadomasochism, or sexual BDSM or “kink.” People involved in kink may have special healthcare concerns, such as increased risk of STIs or HIV/AIDS, unusual injuries, or particular mental/sexual healthcare needs. However, many kinky people do not reveal their sexual practices to their healthcare providers and some avoid accessing healthcare altogether for fear of being ridiculed, pathologized, or criminalized.
The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM, formerly known as ISIR/ISSIR) was established in 1978 for the purpose of promoting research and exchange of knowledge for the clinical entity “impotence” throughout the international scientific community. The principal orientation of ISSM was initially towards basic science of erection, defects in the erectile mechanism, and the clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction. The orientation is now towards the whole field of human sexuality
Specifically, the ISSM aims:
To establish a scientific Society to benefit the public by encouraging the highest standards of practice, education and research in the field of human sexuality;
To develop and assist in developing scientific methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting human sexual function;
To promote the publication and encourage contributions to the medical and scientific literature in the field of sexual function.
We have over 2000 members from all five continents and 89 nations. Under the umbrella of ISSM, there are six continental or regional professional societies: the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSMA), Sociedad Latino-Americana de Medicina Sexual (SLAMS), the Asian Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine (APSSM), Middle East Society for Sexual Medicine (MESSM) and the South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM) (per January 2014).
Education and Advocacy in Sex and Sexuality
Founded in 1967, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling, and education. AASECT’s mission is the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice for educators, counselors and therapists.
The ISSWSH is a multidisciplinary, academic, and scientific organization with the following purposes:
To provide opportunities for communication among scholars, researchers, and practitioners about women’s sexual function and sexual experience,
To support the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in research, education, and clinical practice of women’s sexuality, and
To provide the public with accurate information about women’s sexuality and sexual health
The SMSNA seeks to identify existing and emerging issues in the field of human sexual function and dysfunction, provide accurate and credible information to medical professionals, develop standards and guidelines for SEXUAL MEDICINE research and practice, and produce educational program that bring leading-edge concepts of research, clinical practice, ethics, and politics to health care professionals interested in SEXUAL MEDICINE and related matters.
The Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer is a global interdisciplinary network of clinicians, researchers and healthcare professionals who work to promote sexual well-being in women and girls affected by cancer by advancing evidence-based education and practice.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally.