Key Programs

Consent Counts aims to decriminalize sexual conduct between consenting adults. As part of this we spread understanding of the need for, and nature of, consent. Our Consent Counts program is designed to assist our communities in promoting a culture of consent through education and providing resources on how to deal with nonconsensual incidents.

The DSM Revision project has successfully de-pathologized BDSM in the APA Diagnostic and Statistic Manual (DSM). NCSF continues to monitor changes to the APA’s DSM that may impact on people who engage in kink and nonmonogamy.

The Education Outreach Program is designed to help educate people about important issues relevant to those who practice consensual BDSM, polyamory and the Lifestyle.

Incident Reporting & Response provides assistance to individuals, groups and businesses within the kink, polyamory and Lifestyle communities who are experiencing discrimination or need assistance because of their interests and activities.

Kink Aware Professionals is a free database of professionals who offer “Sex-Positive, Non-Judgmental Support for Kink and Nonmonogamy.” This includes mental health, legal, medical and other professionals who are knowledgeable about alternative sexuality.

The Media Outreach Program educates media and helps our communities respond to media stories about BDSM and nonmonogamy. Media Outreach also teaches and trains groups and individuals on how to respond and deal with media effectively.

I am NCSF: We want to hear your story about NCSF. Send us a video and tell us: How has NCSF helped you? So many of us have been touched by the work that NCSF does, and we’ve been doing it since 1997! It is time for us to tell our stories. 

Metamour Day: February 28 is Metamour Day, honoring the relationships between you and your metamours. It is not about forced compersion. It’s about communal appreciation within our family structures and modeling positivity to the world around us. Metamour Day is a recognition of the unique and special relationships between metamours.