Educational Outreach Overview

The Sexual Freedom Resolution is a stand against discrimination by professionals in the field of sexuality and sexual health. This Resolution can be submitted to civil, criminal and family courts by people who are stigmatized because of their sexual expression in order to help them get a fair trial on the merits of their case. We encourage organizations that serve mental and health professionals to sign onto this resolution, as well as educational groups and Kink Aware Professionals.

Sexual Freedom Resolution

Working within the framework of social justice and human rights, we support the right of freedom of sexual expression among consenting adults. We affirm that sexual expression is central to the human experience, that this right is central to overall health and well-being, and that this right must be honored. We support the right to be free from discrimination, oppression, exploitation and violence due to one’s sexual expression.

The best contemporary scientific evidence finds that consenting adults who practice BDSM, fetishes, cross-dressing and non-monogamy can be presumed healthy as a group. We believe that any sexuality education or therapies that treat sexual problems must avoid stigmatizing or pathologizing these forms of sexual expressions between fully informed consenting adults.

As professionals in the field of sexuality and sexual health, we actively seek to destigmatize consensual sexual expression and sexual practices among consenting adults, as well as to help create and maintain safe space for those who have been traditionally marginalized.

To sign the resolution please email

Signed by:

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
AASECT (American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists)
CARAS  (Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities)
Center for Positive Sexuality
Projects Advancing Sexual Diversity (PASD)
Science of BDSM Research Team
TASHRA  (The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance)


Laurie Thornton, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Allen C. “Kit” Howell 
Amy James PhD
Charles Moser, PhD, MD
Scott Bartell MSW, LICSW, ACSW, DCSW
Nisha McKenzie PA-C, IF, CSC
Richard G. Soper, MD, JD, MS, DABAM, DFASAM
J. Alison Bess, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist

To sign the resolution please email

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