Summary: Seeking mental health professionals and sex educators for comment on consensual-nonconsent (CNC)

  • Name: Summer Tao Dailydot
  • Category: Biotech and Healthcare
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Dailydot
  • Deadline: 7:00 AM CST – 20 February

Query (Content warning, discussion of sexual violence): Hi, I’m Summer. I’m working on a piece for the relaunch of Daily Dot’s sex vertical. The article will outline what consensual nonconsent (CNC) kink is, and the motivations people have for taking part.

The article is coming from a sex-positive and open-minded perspective of the topic’s risks and benefits. I’m keenly aware of the extraordinary gravity and seriousness of it. I’m a sex writer, and participant in CNC so this will be written by someone involved in the area. I’m seeking comments from mental health professionals and sex/BDSM educators on consensual non-consent.

  1. Briefly, what are the key characteristics of consensual non-consent play, in your opinion?
  2. What are some of the motivations you’ve seen from people for engaging in consensual non-consent fantasies and play?
  3. Are you aware of cases of people who use consensual non-consent as a means of recovery after sexual violence? If so, would you please elaborate?
  4. What are some key risks to consensual non-consent play?
  5. If you could say ONE thing to someone who wants to engage in consensual non-consent play, what would it be?

Requirements: Registered mental healthcare professionals, mental health advocates, sex educators, BDSM educators, or people closely tied to these areas

Summary: How the pandemic affected masturbatory behavior

  • Name: Nicoletta Hrouzek Fraulila
  • Category: General
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Fraulila
  • Deadline: 2:00 PM EST – 20 February

Query: Hi, my name is Nicoletta, and I’m a writer for Fraulila. I’m reaching out regarding a recent study about how the pandemic affected our masturbatory behavior. I’m hoping to connect with an expert regarding the questions below.

The study can be found here: (If you don’t have access to the full text, let me know, I can send it to you)

Here are a few questions:

  1. What are your thoughts on the study/findings?
  2. How important is sexuality to well-being, especially in times of stress and uncertainty like during the pandemic?
  3. How can you talk to a partner about the changes in sex life that have occurred due to the pandemic?
  4. What can people do to overcome erection problems in times of crisis and have a fulfilling sex life?
  5. Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Please provide your name, full credentials, email, and professional website or LinkedIn account.

Requirements: Relationship expert, psychologist,… Thank you!

Summary: Need mental health experts

  • Name: Courtney Southwick HealthNews Online
  • Category: General
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: HealthNews Online
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 20 February

Query: I need a psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental health experts with an MD or graduate degree to make a comment on self-harm signs and treatment. Specifically:

  1. Is self-harm tied to depression and anxiety?
  2. How common is self-harm?
  3. What is the success rate of getting people to stop?

Requirements: Mental health field MS, MA, MD, PhD

Summary: Relationship expert/therapist, tips for starting a conversation on dating apps?

  • Name: Laura Davis Blog –
  • Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Blog –
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 20 February

Query: Dear relationship experts/therapists:

  1. What tips do you have for starting a conversation on dating apps?
  2. What should you say that will get people to respond?
  3. How much should you write? What should you avoid saying?
  4. Any conversational tips for chatting with a new match on a dating app are welcome!

Requirements: Respond with a short response (Under 200 words). Include your name, title, business name and URL you’d like linked

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