NCSF Media Kit
The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom provides educational resources on BDSM and non-monogamy. Resources include data from NCSF’s Incident Reporting & Response program which directly helps hundreds of people and groups every year who are being discriminated against because of their sexual expression. NCSF also provides original research on kinksters and the issues caused by the stigma we face, as well as statements on consent and best practices in BDSM. We also offer experts who are knowledgeable about alternative sexual practices as well as experience in community organizing.
Susan Wright founded the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom in 1997, a national advocacy organization for the kink and nonmonogamy communities, and currently serves as spokesperson for the organization. Susan has presented hundreds of seminars at professional organizations, Universities and community groups on discrimination against kinky people, BDSM vs. Abuse, and the media influence on the persecution of alternative sexuality. Susan has also conducted several important surveys documenting discrimination and violence against BDSM practitioners and has had several papers published in peer-reviewed journals. She directed NCSF’s successful DSM-5 Revision Project that helped convince the American Psychiatric Association to depathologize consensual BDSM behaviors in 2013, and she coordinated the SM Policy Reform Project for the National Organization for Women (NOW) which resulted in rescinding their anti-SM policy at their national conference in 1999. Susan also created the SM vs. Abuse policy statement through the Leather Leadership Conference (LLC) in 1997-98. She is an author who’s written over 30 novels and nonfiction books on art and popular culture (www.susanwright.info).
- “Who, What & How”
The kink subculture, what its practitioners like to do, and the kind of people who are kinky
- “Consent in Practice”
With Affirmative Consent becoming law in California, how does that play out in real life? The kink communities have been educating people in how to use affirmative consent for decades and we know what it looks like in practice.
- “Ethical Non-Monogamy”
Open relationships aren’t just sexy story book fantasies. Relationships with more than two people take honesty, communication and ethical agreements.
- “50 Shades of Grey”
A compare and contrast – What the movie got right, what the movie got wrong and what you need to know about kink
- “Persecution of Kinksters”
Job discrimination and child custody challenges result in only 1 out of 3 people being “out” about their involvement in kink
- “Kink is not a Diagnosis”
The American Psychiatric Association has agreed that kink can be a healthy form of sexual
Combinations of the above – plus other topics available upon request.
Recent press on NCSF
Is Psychiatry Getting Kinky?
By M. Gregg Bloche
Leather Life: “A Taste of Kink” for Sexual Health Professionals
By Steve Lenius
“‘Marriage Equality’ and the Politics of Love”
By Tim Ward
Parents Can Lose Custody of Children Just for Being Kinky
The Daily Beast
by Katie Zavadski
If you would like to submit a Guest Blog for NCSF, please contact Susan@ncsfreedom.org. NCSF is interested in articles that can benefit kink aware professionals of all kinds, as well as articles that examine the various ways that discrimination takes place against kinky people and what you can do about it.
The NCSF is the national advocate and resource for consenting adults who engage in kink and non-monogamy. The NCSF is a coalition of educational and social kink groups across America, along with the businesses that serve them and individuals who are kinky. Since our formation in 1997, the NCSF and its programs have significantly changed the way the media, legal and psychiatric professions view kink and non-monogamy.
The NCSF has positive, ethical and proven resources that will provide valuable information for your programming. We look forward to working with you.
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
822 Guilford Avenue, Box 127
Baltimore, MD 21202-3707
Media: 917-848-6544 Office: 410-539-4824