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Below, pleasefind links to 3 documents we encourage you to review before seeking a theraputic professional.
For those seeing assistance: 
And for therapists:

 This is *the* resource for people who are seeking psychotherapeutic, medical, and legal professionals who are informed about the diversity of consensual, adult sexuality.


This site is a free service managed and funded by the NCSF. All material on this site is copyrighted (Copyright © 2010 NCSF) and cannot be copied unless permission is granted.

All links to this site, however, are welcome.

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Kink Aware Professional (KAP)

You must complete several steps to have your listing appear on the website.  Please do them in order. 

These steps are done to prevent spam and erroneous listings.

STEP 1: Create a user account. 

This is to make sure you are a real person as well as to control who has access to your KAP listing information.  This is NOT what is used to become a member or make donations to the NCSF.  To create your  user account, please click here.

Fill in all fields with an “*”.  Once completed click the “Register” button at the bottom of the page.

We suggest you write your username and password down in a secure place for future reference. 

STEP 2: Activate your account.

An email will be sent to the address you listed in STEP 1.  Please click on the link in the email to activate your account.  You will be taken to a login page, where you will need to enter your username and password that you created in STEP 1.

NOTE: If you dont see the email, check your spam box!

Once you have logged in, come back to this page and go to STEP 3.

Step 3: Make your listing.

Click here to make your new KAP listing.

It takes up to a week for your entry to be reviewed and added to the KAP Directory.

If after a week you do not see your listing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please keep your entry updated.  

Remember this is a free resource but donations to help defray the costs are always welcome! Click here to Donate

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Thank you for keeping you’re a Kink Aware Professional (KAP) current

You must complete several steps to have your listing appear on the website.  Please do them in order. 

These steps are done to prevent spam and erroneous listings.

STEP 1: Login to the system.

Please follow this link. 

STEP 2: Update your account.

Follow this link to update your entry. 

Click on your entry that you want to edit.

You will see your entry, to edit it please click on this button KAP Edit Button and choose one of the three options. You can “Disable Entry” (removes from active listing), “Edit Entry” (update your listing), or “Delete Entry” (permanently removes the entry from the data base.

Once completed, click the “Save Entry” button at the bottom of the page. 

Thank you for keeping your KAP entry current!

Remember this is a free resource but donations to help defray the costs are always welcome! Click here to Donate

This is THE resource for people who are seeking psychotherapeutic, medical, and legal professionals who are informed about the diversity of consensual, adult sexuality.  Search the KAP directory 

You've requested to use a KAP Directory feature that requires you to be logged into our website.  

 

Why register for an account?

You'll get the most out of the new KAP Directory features if you have an account on the NCSF website!

When logged in, you can:

  • Save your favorite KAP Professional listings, making it easier to find those professional listings the next time you  visit the KAP Directory.
  • Save your favorite KAP searches (excluding zipcode searches)
  • Submit a new KAP entry or update your existing entry, if you are a KAP Professional
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In the future, we may also offer the ability to subscribe to email notifications of new listings that meet your saved search criteria. Joining now means when this feature is launched, you will automatically be signed up.

Use the KAP Login to the lefthand side to login to your existing account or create a new account.

We respect your privacy!  Read our Privacy Statement

Beginning February 2011, new or updated KAP providers are requested to self-identify their Kink Awareness level in their listing.

KAP users have requested this feature in order to better understand the background and knowledge level of KAP Providers listed in our directory. This self-supplied rating information will be displayed in provider listings and is also available as a search field if desired.

 

The following definitions are used:

Kink-Friendly = open and non-judgemental of kink concepts and lifestyles, with general knowledge only.

Kink-Aware = have specific knowledge of kink concepts and lifestyles, have researched and educated themselves in these areas. May have some previous experienced providing professional services to individuals with these interests.

Kink-Knowledgeable = have previously provided professional services to multiple individuals in the lifestyle. Very experienced in kink concepts and lifestyle. 


  • Consent Counts Program Description

     The Consent Counts project involves the BDSM communities in a nationwide education and activism program coordinated and led by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.  This multifaceted campaign includes a comprehensive is analysis of current laws and court decisions, the development of legal arguments for changing the laws, participating in court cases, and ultimately, through lobbying, education and grass-roots activism, changing state laws and the way the public and the courts view BDSM.  An important element of the project also includes an Educational Outreach Program (EOP) to educate our own communities of the current state of the law, of the effort NCSF is undertaking and to involve them in our strategic planning process and development of “best practices” by which we can protect ourselves and facilitate change. 

    Click here to go to the Consent Counts Program Page

     

  • What Is Incident Reporting & Response
    NCSF is a resource for the members of the kink, poly and Lifestyle communities and for people seeking information about them. If you engage in BDSM, fetishes or non-monogamy practices, and you are being persecuted or discriminated against because of it, please contact NCSF through the Get Help Now. If you need help removing kink or non-monogamy as a barrier to public services, please contact NCSF. If your group or business needs help with outreach to local officials, please contact NCSF.If you or your group needs help with a consent violation or sexual assault, please contact NCSF.   GET HELP NOW! The issue must openly, directly, and specifically relate to BDSM, swing or poly activities between consenting adults; in other words, the problems you face must relate to or be caused from your involvement in BDSM, swing or poly.  NCSF is not legal aid, nor do we offer specific legal advice for individuals. NCSF is a resource for the members of the kink, poly and Lifestyle communities and for people seeking information about them. NCSF provides publicly available information on kink and nonmonogamy for consenting adults. Incident Reporting & Response – 1st Quarter 2018 report By Susan WrightDirector of IRR NCSF’s…
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