What is kink affirming?

There are many ways adults express and enjoy intimacy and sexuality. Among these are kinky preferences such as BDSM and leather. Kink affirming is the practice of accepting these kinky sexual practices as normal in therapy.

Kink affirming is often used to refer to a therapist or clinician who is kink-friendly and able to offer a safe, welcoming and informed environment. This approach differs from the traditional methods used by other mental health professionals. It accepts the client's sexual preferences and how they structure them into their relationships.

Kink affirming also involves accepting the different sexual preferences that are considered kink in patients. It assumes that sexual kinks and fetishes are normal variations of sexuality, better tolerated and integrated into the patient's sexual identity.

Kink affirming therapy is a treatment approach that is not only a non-judgmental area but involves therapists who truly understand and integrate the sexual preferences of their clients into the treatment. It's not just about sex; kinks and other sexual preferences are treated as vital to improving the sexual experience of clients.

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