Kink Friendly Counseling Chicago
Many people have heard of terms such as kink and sex positive but few understand what these terms actually mean. This brief page will explore these two terms and provide a gateway to kink and sex positive counseling services offered by counselors at the Couples Counseling Center.
Kink is an urban term that is commonly used in the playful sense to describe sexual concepts which can be somewhat ambiguous. A non-clinical, plain-speak definition of kink might be the engagement in sexual behaviors that are outside of “traditional” or not “vanilla”. Some have used terms like fetish as a descriptor for Kink however, we hesitate to include because of negative stereotyping that accompanies this word, coupled the temptation by some to pathologize.
Sex Positive is a term that has taken flight out of the larger social movement (aka Sex Positive Movement) which promotes and embraces the sexuality of the whole person. Few constraints exist within the sex positive movement with the exceptions of safer sex and informed consent.
Sex positivity is“”An attitude towards human sexuality that regards all consensual sexual activities as fundamentally healthy and pleasurable, and encourages sexual pleasure and experimentation. The sex-positive movement is a social and philosophical movement that advocates these attitudes. The sex-positive movement advocates sex education and safer sex as part of its campaign.” (Gabosch, Allena, 2008).
Chicago Counseling Kink and Sex Positive
The counselors at Couples Therapy Associates in Chicago offer supportive and affirming counseling services to residents of Chicago who identify as Kink and/or Sex Positive individuals and couples. These include counseling services for:
- BDSM Community
- Leather Community
- Rubber Community
- Polyamory Community
- Asexuality Community
- Bisexuality Community
- Trans-Sexuality Community
- Bi-Sexuality Community
- Gender Queer Community
Our counselors help clients process feelings regarding sexuality, assist in helping to establish healthy boundaries, link clients to validating healthcare professionals and explore ways to promote sexual health and whole person wellness. Finding therapists in Chicago are familiar with Kind and Sex positive issues can be somewhat challenging and so we encourage you to ask questions as you look around.
If you are looking for counseling and identify within the Kink and/or Sex Positive Movement, please consider us for your counseling needs. You can call us directly at 773-598-7797 or you can send us a confidential note electronically.