Russell Stambaugh

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retired as a clinical psychologist in private practice in 2014. I was a member of The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) 1994-2018, and maintained a Diplomate in Sex Therapy 2005-2018. I was a Sex Therapy Supervisor 2011-2018. I served in the AASECT leadership 2000-2018, including 5 years as a Director. I was twice Awarded the Distinguished Service to AASECT Award in 2012, and 2015, I chaired the AASECT AltSex Special Interest Group for 2011 -2015. In May of 2017, I was Awarded a 'lifetime achievement award in training , research and advocacy' by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF and the Community-Academic consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS). In 2016 NCSF took over that award, renaming it the Race Bannon Advocacy Award. In 2019, I became and adviser to Tickle.Life. Prior to all of that, I have been formally studying sexual deviance, sex variation, and the psychology sexuality for 40 years.

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Sex in the Time of Corona: Tips for Groups

Russell Stambaugh, Apr 11

Most work on Elephant in the Hot Tub: Kink in Context is solely my work.

Most work on Elephant in the Hot Tub: Kink in Context is solely my work.

Sex in the Time of Corona

Russell Stambaugh, Mar 18

The social distancing behaviors recommended by public health authorities pose a severe challenge to those who crave the physical intimacy of sex.

The social distancing behaviors recommended by public health authorities pose a severe challenge to those who crave the physical intimacy of sex.

Resilience

Russell Stambaugh, Dec 16 2019

“I Can’t Drive 55” — Sammy Hagar Anything worth doing is worth over-doing!An anonymous wag “So put m...

“I Can’t Drive 55” — Sammy Hagar Anything worth do...

Kink, Sex, and Aging

Russell Stambaugh, Dec 15 2019

The things they do look awful c-c-cold. I hope I die before I get old.Peter Townsend (1965) This article is a brief overview of some of the ways aging interacts with being kinky.

The things they do look awful c-c-cold. I hope I die before I get old.

How Sex Changes With Aging (I)

Russell Stambaugh, Sep 06 2019

This article is a brief overview of some of the ways aging interacts with being kinky. Read on to find out!

This article is a brief overview of some of the ways aging interacts with being kinky. Read on to find out!