Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS)

CARAS is a nonprofit organization that supports research addressing understudied sexual communities, with a current focus on BDSM/leather/kink/fetish sexualities and consensual non-monogamous relationships such as polyamory.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF)

The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions.


Emily Nagoski ( – Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life

Esther Perel ( – Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence and The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity

Michael Bader ( Arousal: The Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies

Nicole Daedone ( Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm

Alexandra Solomon ( Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want

Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha ( Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships

Ian Kerner ( She Comes First: The Grammer of Oral Sex

Amy Jo Goddard ( Woman on Fire: 9 Elements to Wake Up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power, and Sexual Intelligence