References & Materials


The Center for Sex Positive Culture

The CSPC was the birthplace of the research that founded A Kink in the Cure. Formerly known as The Wet Spot, the CSPC is a non-profit, membership-based organization located in Seattle, Washington. It organizes events and provides space for several different sex-positive subcultures, notably BDSM, Swinging, and polyamory groups. This amazing community orchestrates events where members can explore and celebrate their sexuality in a consensual and supported environment.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

With the goal of fighting for sexual freedom and privacy rights for all adults who engage in safe, sane and consensual behavior the NCSF manages the Kink Aware Professionals list under the resources tab on their website. A great resource for finding Lawyers, Counselors, Accountants, and other professional services that will be understanding of alternate lifestyles.


StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality. SSSS brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who believe in the importance of both the production of quality research and the clinical, educational, and social applications of
research related to all aspects of sexuality.

Society of Janus

The Society of Janus is a San Francisco-based support and education organization for people interested in learning about BDSM. They provide opportunities to meet others with similar interests in a safe, relaxed atmosphere.

Vino and Vulvas

The mission of Vino & Vulvas is to invite community between cross-disciplinary sexual health providers and the public, and to create conversation that encompasses the depth of inclusive human sexuality.

The Pan-Eros Foundation

The Pan-Eros Foundation provides community and volunteer opportunities, including helping with the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, workshops, and other sexy, special events. Meet new people and participate in the community.



Trauma, Somatic Experiencing and Peter A. Levine PhD

Web Resources


Recovering from childhood sexual abuse: Is a “Storybook ending” possible?

American Journal of Family Therapy

K. M. Anderson & C. Hiersteiner

Romney in Virginia to Court Religious Right

Deseret News

Perry Bacon Jr.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A meta-analysis

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

P. R. Davidson & K. C. H. Parker

Bisexual women as emblematic sexual healers and the problematics of the embodied sacred whore

Journal of Bisexuality

L. Hutchins

An example of psychological science’s failure to self-correct

Review of General Psychology

L. P. Kelley & R. K. Blashfield

BDSM as Therapy?

Sexualities 2011

D. Lindemann

Social Scientists Don’t Say ‘Titwank’

Sexualities 2009

A. McKee

Cognitive processing of trauma cues in adults reporting repressed, recovered, or continuous memories of childhood sexual abuse

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

R. J. McNally, S. A. Clancy, D. L. Schacter, & R. K. Pitman

Married, With Infidelities

NY Times Magazine

M. Oppenheimer

Male sex abuse and female naïveté

Broad Street Review

Dan Rottenberg

The future of play therapy: Elevating credibility through play therapy research

International Journal of Play Therapy

A. J. Urquiza

Child sexual abuse and persistence of risky sexual behaviors and negative sexual outcomes over adulthood: Findings from a birth cohort

Child Abuse & Neglect

T. van Roode, N. Dickson, P. Herbison, & C. Paul

Mainstreaming Kink: The Politics of BDSM Representation in U.S. Popular Media

Hawthorne Press 2006

Weiss, M.

Print Articles

Delugach, S. P. (1999). Indigenous models of healing and sexuality: Restoring sexual balance. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 6(2), 137.

Hutchins, L. (2004). All of me. Lambda Book Report, 12(10), 24-25.

Steverson, C. (2007). Counselling adult survivors of child sexual abuse 3rd edition. Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal, 7(1), 34-34.