The black kink community has a bevy of nuances difficult to conceptualize by therapists and sexuality professionals. Due to a lack of awareness some practices may be injurious to those that use kink as a means of affirmation and liberation. This workshop will help participants to expand their sex-positive capacity through the exploration of clinical mental health modalities on their implications for sex and sex-positivity.
Describe kink activities, kink practitioners, and develop skills to engage in kink with safety, consent, and pleasure
Discuss therapeutic modalities on their implications for sex and kink positivity
Discuss the experiences of kinksters of color and how these experiences may impact their current or future clients
Explain ethical concerns regarding kink and mental health
Hour 1 advance look into kink and its practices
Hour 2 kink as a therapeutic intervention
hour 3 Identity, kink, and mental health
Hour 4 ethical considerations of kink and mental health
Shanae “HonestlyNae” Adams, MA, LPCC, NCC, CIGT (pronouns she/they) serves her community in a variety of ways including therapist, educator, and sex-positive enthusiast. Her mission is sexuality normalization, explanation, and melanated representation. Her passion revolves around the liberation of embracing sexuality. She is known for her dynamic workshops, sex-positive mindset, and eliminating the “taboo” surrounding sex and sexuality.