Should Kink Be Considered A Sexual Orientation?

Kink, the sexual practice that includes BDSM, has long been considered something you do—not something you are. Now, though, some kinksters want it to be recognized as an orientation because it dictates who they're attracted to outside of the dungeon.

Hosted by:
  • Tina Horn,
    New York, NY
    Host of 'Why Are People Into That!?' Podcast; Journalist, Educator & Advocate; Author, 'Love Not Given Lightly: Profiles From the Edge of Sex'
  • Richard Sprott,
    Berkeley, CA
    Executive Director of the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities; Co-Author, 'Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities'; Developmental Psychologist at California State University
  • Amy Shiner,
    Kink Educator; HuffPost Blogger; Living the Kink Lifestyle