Books, Movies, Websites

A Great List of Books to Read, with their descriptions, is at:

Pink/KinkTherapy in the UK


Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, by Tristan Taormino (2008)

The Five Most Common Legal Issues Facing Polyamorists

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

BDSM – Articles and Presentations in Mainstream Media

Finding The Courage to Reveal a Fetish, by Jillian Keenen, New York Times, November 9, 2012

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasm, a TED talk by Mary Roach. May 20, 2009. (This is not actually about kink, but is interesting  and fun).

BDSM –  Books

SM 101: A Realistic Introduction, by Jay Wiseman

Leathersex: A guide for the Curious Outsider and Serious Player, by Joseph Bean  (gay perspective)

The Sexual Deviant In All of Us, by Jesse Bering

BDSM – Academic Books

Sexual Outsiders, by David Ortman and Richard Sprott, PhD

The Erotic Mind,  by Jack Morin, PhD (1995)

BDSM – Research & References

BDSM – Bibliography

BDSM – The Datenschlag Bibliography covers from 1400 to 2009

CARAS – Community-Academic Consortium For Research on Alternative Sexualities

The Kinsey Institute

Pamela Connolly’s Research on BDSM

Robert V. Bienvenu’s Research on BDSM


Growing Up Trans – A KPBS Special on growing up transexual.

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

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Centers for Disease Control

Hepatitis – Centers for Disease Control

Hepatitis and Other Socially Transmitted Diseases


Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children