Kink Aware Professionals believe that non-mainstream sexuality, such as BDSM, leather, and fetish, are valid parts of the spectrum of human sexual expression when practiced within a consensual context (ncsfreedom.org, 2012). Twin Cities Kink Aware Providers engage in on-going education, training, and consultation to be “kink aware”. The professionals on this list are also supportive of each individual’s self-determination of different relationship styles, whether monogamous, open, polyamorous, or swinging. Kink Aware Professionals respect all sexual orientations and gender identities. Providers on this list believe that no matter how people express their sexuality, they deserve compassionate, accepting, and culturally-competent services.