Sexual Outsiders – Book [Edit]

Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities, was published in 2013. The authors are David Ortmann, LCSW, and Richard Sprott, Ph.D.

David Ortmann is a psychotherapist and sex therapist in private practice with offices in San Francisco and New York City.
Richard Sprott, Ph.D., is a research psychologist in developmental science and adjunct faculty in the Department of Human Development and Women’s Studies at California State University, East Bay.

In 2005 David Ortmann and Richard Sprott, among others, founded CARAS, the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities, a community-academic partnership to enhance and encourage scientific investigation and scholarly analysis of under-studied sexualities, like BDSM and polyamory.

The book is written for the curious novice, and also for the interested therapist who may be working with a leather/kink person for the first time.  It is informed by both clinical practice and scientific research, but attempts to be as accessible as possible to a wide audience.