Whether you wonder ‘am I kinky?’ to ‘as a practitioner of BDSM I am looking for some help’ we have therapists who can work with you. For those wondering about opening up their relationship, “what does it mean that I like fantasizing about ____ during sex,” “my partner is not into what I am into” you can expect unbiased mental health treatment at the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness. We are a Kink Aware and Kink Knowledgeable treatment team. Find us on the Kink Aware Professionals Website of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF).
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom “is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.”
National Leather Association-International (NLA-International)’s Domestic Violence Project – Offering education through pamphlets, workshops, events, and their magazine “Healthy BDSM is when two or more adults consent to exchange energy, power, sensations or experiences (however extreme) in ways that fuel their mutual happiness and personal interpretation of well-being. It can also be when two or more people agree to forego a “formal” or verbal consenting process (often called consensual non-consent). Only you can know when you agree to something. Many partners use “safe words” as a way to distinguish their level of agreement but a number of other healthy BDSM practitioners do not. The use of safe words is not the only way to distinguish consent. If you are being fulfilled and have increased self-esteem as a result of your activities and your partner claims the same, then chances are you have a very healthy BDSM relationship. Only you can know. A healthy BDSM relationship is one where both parties are actively invested in the well-being of each other and themselves.”