San Francisco Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Individual and Relationship Counseling
When Power and Pain are Eroticized:
Kirsten wrote this article to help educate mental health
professionals about working with BDSM sexuality by providing basic
information and prompting reflection on their work with those who
engage in BDSM sexual practices.
There is a troubled history in the mental health profession of misunderstanding alternative sexual practices, which has had the unfortunate effect of marginalizing those who engage in consensual BDSM erotic play. For all of us, sexuality is a profoundly vulnerable part of our identities. For those who engage in non-mainstream sexual practices, the risks involved in revealing their sexual proclivities are much greater given the tendency in our field, and in society, to link "kinky" sex with perversion, abuse and sociopathy...
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Kirsten is a psychotherapist who practices in San Francisco,
California. She can be reached at 415.401.7180.
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