https://sunnymegatron.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Midori-Kink-Informed-Certification.jpg 1160 1160 Sunny Megatron https://sunnymegatron.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Web-banner-Sunny-Megatron-2020-1.png Sunny Megatron2021-08-30 07:00:462021-09-04 01:02:32Kink Informed Therapists & Care Professionals w/ Midori - Ep 165
Kink trailblazer Midori joins us for episode 165. Now at the helm of the first Kink Informed Professionals Certification of its kind, Midori recently partnered with the Sexual Health Alliance to bridge the gap between BDSM and mental health/care professions. Once pathologized, kink has recently become a serious area of professional interest and study. In this conversation, Midori tells us how myths from popular culture and those perpetrated by the BDSM community itself have contributed to bias in care professions. We pinpoint why the mental health field is beginning to see BDSM as a healthy outlet for creativity, resilience, and valid erotic expression. We also touch on the ways abuse hides within kink and how stigma around that affects our relationships with therapists, doctors, social workers, attorneys, and other care professionals we come into contact with.