Sexual Freedom Resolution

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.

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 Susan@ncsfreedom.org

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)

GroupsInstitute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment (ISEE)CPI/The MarkIntegrative Empowerment Group, PLLCWiser Sex TherapyWellspring Counseling CenterInstitute for Personal GrowthInamorataPolyDallasMillenniumQPK CounsellingSouthwest Sexual Health AllianceBay Area Open MindsHarmonyUS, Inc.Great Lakes Sexual Health AllianceProfessionalsTamara Pincus LICSW, CSTMegan Pollock, M.S., LPCRobert Odell MSW LICSWJohn P. Condron, M.S., L.C.P.C., N.C.C.Gracie Landes, LMFTMatt Hunter, LPC Laurie Thornton, MA, CAGS, LMHC Karen Torry Greene, MSW, LCSW, DBTCDomina Katherine, CCHJamila M. Dawson, M.A.  Allen C. “Kit” Howell  Karen Torry Greene, MSW, LCSW, DBTCEli Mayer, Clinical PsychologistElizabeth Sheff, Ph.D. CASA, CSEGeri Weitzman, PhDDavid E Shannon, LICSWDiane Gleim, MA, MFT, CSTShawn Rubin, PsyDTraci J. Seidman, Ph.D.Dr. Keely KolmesAllen C. “Kit” Howell, DMAAmy Marsh, EdD, DHS, CH, CI, ACSPatsy Evans A.P., L.M.H.C. Amy James PhD Charles Moser, PhD, MD Mary Minten, MFT, CST, LCADC Scott Bartell MSW, LICSW, ACSW, DCSW Angela Renee Washington, MA 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 Susan@ncsfreedom.org