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CPS and CARAS IRB Collaboration

The Center for Positive Sexuality is pleased to collaborate with the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) to offer an Institutional Review Board for studies on sexuality.CARAS logo-blue "c" and red "a" interlocked


Researchers who need IRB approval but are not affiliated with an institution that can provide an IRB can now get their IRB via CARAS,

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Center for Positive Sexuality to Present on ‘BDSM as Leisure’ at 2017 CARAS Conference

We are pleased to announce that there will be a strong presence by Center for Positive Sexuality at the upcoming 2017 CARAS Alternative Sexualities Conference in Chicago. The theme of this year’s conference is Cultural Shifts: Media, Identity, Diversity and Alternative Sexualities.

Executive Director Emily Prior and Director of Research DJ Williams will be joined in a panel presentation by fellow researchers Thea Alvarado,

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Alt Sex Conference and Folsom Street Fair

Last weekend I happily represented the Center at the 3rd Annual Alternative Sexualities Conference by CARAS. I presented on “BDSM 101: Teaching College Students About Kink”. The presentation went very well and I made some wonderful connections with other colleagues from across the U.S. It was great to know that other people were also doing what we’ve been doing,

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Third Annual Alternative Sexualities Conference, San Francisco

Registration is now open for the Third Annual Alternative Sexualities Conference:  A conference for clinicians and researchers, addressing issues around BDSM/Kink sexualities and consensual non-monogamies.

Are you a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or an MFT/LCSW Intern registered with the State of California? 

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