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Too Kinky for Kink: Working with Clients Who Experience Shunning in the Kink Community
Description: As long as the credo of Safe, Sane, and Consensual (SSC) is observed, BDSM purportedly embraces behaviors forbidden elsewhere. However, some forms of kink are stigmatized within the BDSM world, even when SSC. This shunning does not appear to be consistently applied, and different demographics seem to affect exclusion more than others. During the session, we will examine case examples of these instances, reflecting on intersectionality and implications for working with clients who experience rejection within the BDSM-community.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: discuss characteristics and intersectionality factors that impact perceived acceptance and availability of participation in kink-rejected areas of BDSM.