"It was the fall of 1973, I had saved up the $80 from my paper route, she was like 24, wore black nylons under a tight red, wool skirt, I was 15, and I was destined to be a manwhore from then on I guess...."
The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the U.S. that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.
In existence since 1997, NCSF is the only organization in the U.S. with a specific mission and focus to work for the BDSM, poly and swing communities. NCSF's core programs include:
Our Media Outreach program gives media interviews on alt sex, and produces the Media Updates, helps events with press and media when asked, and responds to negative characterizations about BDSM, swing and poly in the media.
Consent Counts is working to change assault laws and decriminalize BDSM and educate our own communities consent.
The Educational Outreach Program presents informative presentations around the country on everything from issues for SM groups to child custody and divorce issues.
The Kink Aware Professionals list is free referral list for doctors, mental health professionals, and more who are responsive to and non-judgmental about alternative lifestyle issues.
Incident Response program helps hundreds of people a year who are experiencing difficulties because of their alt.lifestyle interests and works to protect organizations and events from attacks.