Resource List

Emerging  Sexuality Resource list, prepared by Constantina Galatea Karathanasis for the KGLRC

General Sexuality Resources

Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha is a great book that explores biological and anthropological markers of our sexual evolution, as well as challenging some commonly held beliefs about what is “natural.” It was written by a pair of psychologists in a language and manner meant to be accessible to those outside the profession.

Urban Tantra by Barbara Carrellas is a modern approach to sacred sexuality and tantric practices. Eschewing heterosexist approaches to tantra prevalent in past key reference books for the practice, she takes a refreshing approach and offers sacred sexuality techniques that are applicable and relevant to everybody who is interested in energy exchange or sexuality.

BDSM Resources

The Ultimate Guide to Kink is a collection of essays edited by Tristan Taormino. It is a wonderful text, and contains how-to’s, as well as kinky philosophy that is modern and relevant. With authors such as Barbara Carellas and Lee Harrington featured, it avoids the heterosexism and cissism prevalent in many other BDSM resources.

The New Topping Book and The Bottoming Book by Dossie Easton offer great introductions to how to be a top or a bottom. These books also avoid heterosexist and cissist stereotypes and offer a diverse approach to BDSM.

Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink by Midori is a question and answer book that looks into the psyche of many kinks, as well as how-tos.

Clarisse Thorn keeps a wonderful blog that explores  many different BDSM community related topics: is the kinky version of facebook, and a great way to get in touch with your local kinky community.

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom keeps a list of kink aware professionals:

A Basic Introduction to BDSM Blog Post:

Polyamory Resources

The Ethical Slut: A practical guide to polyamory, open relationships, and other adventures: An excellent guidebook to negotiating boundaries and creating the kind of relationship you want- applicable to people who choose to be monogamous, as well, since monogamy (ideally) requires the same level of communication and negotiation to function well.

Franklin’s Polyamory FAQ is a great online resource with straightforward advice, stories, and explanations about the various types of polyamory:

A Basic Introduction to Poly Blog Post:



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