Resources – Alternative Sexuality & Genders

BDSM/ Kink

The Erotic Mind, by Jack Morin, Ph.D.  A good theory on the development of kinky sexual fantasies.

BDSM – A Bibliography

Robert V. Bienvenu’s Research on BDSM

My blog which discusses the DSM-V and kinky sex

Vince Andrews, The leatherboy Handbook




Taormino, Tristan (2008).  Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships.  Articles and information on polyamory

More Than Two website: a clear explanation of words related to poly.

An article in Huffington Post explaining poly versus open relationships.

A TED talk on poly.

Polychromatic.  Information, news uppdates, and directory for polyamory-aware professionals:

Red Flags of the “PolyPath” and Modaviau’s Poly Narcissitic-Abuse Survivor Resource Page and The Narcissistic Overvalue/Devalue Cycle


San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center

Find a LGBT Health Care Provider

Resources for Questioning Youth: Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Pansexuals

Book: The Other Side of the Closet, by Amity Pierce Buxton

Colage, Community and support for children with LGBTQ parents:

CUAV LGBT Domestic Violence Support Services in San Francisco (415) 777-5500: 

The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline.  Free peer-counseling, information, and referrals 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)   E-mail:

 GLAD  Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders

 LYRIC Resources and support for LGBTQQ youth ages 24 and under:

 PFLAG Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays


Lesbian Health


Bi-sensitive professionals:


Growing Up Trans – a KPBS Special

Gender Born Gender Made by Diane Ehrenhaft is a a very accessible book to guide parents and clinicians regarding gender diversity and gender creativity in children and adolescents

FTM International.  Network and information group for female-to-male trans folk: (877) 267-1440

Intersex Society of North America:

Transgender Law Center:

 Transgender Law and Policy Institute “& Transgender Advocacy and legal help group:

Chapman, Donna  & Caldwell, Benjamin E. (2012). “Attachment Injury Resolution in Couples When One Partner is trans Identified”, in Journal of Systemic Therapies, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2012, pp. 36–53


Transvestite (cross-dressing)

I’m still looking for really good resources; I’ll post them when available.

Research Resources

The Kinsey Institute For Research in Sex, Gender & Reproduction

CARAS – Community-Academic Consortium For Research on Alternative Sexualities

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Hepatitis and Other Socially Transmitted Diseases


Unwanted Sexual Behavior

San Diego Sexual Dependency Clinic

Self-Assessment Tool for Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Dr. Patrick Carnes’ web site


Sexuality Counseling Credentials

Sexology Credentials


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