The Science of BDSM Research Team would like to thank the following organizations for their generous financial support of our research:


http://www.butchmanns.com/ BUTCHMANNS, INC.
Butchmanns, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to self-actualization and the ending of suffering. Butchmanns facilitates and fosters spiritual growth and transformation by providing grants and educational opportunities to those often wrongfully stigmatized for their sexual expression, non-traditional relationships and/or unconventional spiritual practices. Butchmanns promotes the use of physical practices and the conscious exchange of personal power for spiritual awareness. Butchmanns recognize all life-affirming spiritual paths as valid, affirm all mutually beneficial relationships as inherently sacred, and embrace adults of every age, race, body type, physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Butchmanns, Inc. is the umbrella organization that currently offers structure and support for the Southwest Leather Conference, MAsT, Butchmanns Experience and the Leather Quilt project. The Butchmanns Experience continues the spirit and tradition of the nationally known Butchmanns Academy.

Founded in 2005, the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) is a national-level, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports research addressing understudied sexual communities, with a current focus on BDSM/leather/kink/fetish sexualities and consensual non-monogamous relationships such as polyamory. Employing a community-based research model, CARAS has assembled a network of academics, clinicians and respected members of these communities who work directly with researchers to promote scientific and other forms of scholarly research. CARAS is dedicated to the support and promotion of excellence in the study of alternative sexualities, and the dissemination of research results to the alternative sexuality communities, the public, and the research community.
http://clawinfo.org/ CLAW ... A NATIONAL LEATHER CHARITY
CLAW Corp. is a certified 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and all other charitable needs of the adult leather community. CLAW is dedicated to the principle that people into leather are normal, happy and healthy, upholds that principle in its teachings. They produce a large annual convention (the Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend) in Cleveland, Ohio every year, and several smaller CLAW Nation events around the country throughout the year.
http://www.mtta.info/home/ MTTA
MTTA is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to consensual Master/slave relationships. MTTA Inc's mission is “to provide education and support through a variety of methods concerning the Master/slave lifestyle.” MTTA Inc hopes “to be a world class organization in providing educational, training, social and networking opportunities for adults interested in alternative relationships.” It was founded by Master Taíno in 2004 and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders in our Master/slave community. MTTA Inc is comprised of the following programs: Master/slave Conference, MTTA Academy, Master/slave Development Center, and Master/slave History Program.
The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality. It is the oldest organization of professionals interested in the study of sexuality in the United States. SSSS brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who believe in the importance of both the production of quality research and the clinical, educational, and social applications of research related to all aspects of sexuality.
Trouble Tavern is a BDSM club and residential community in the virtual world of Second Life. Frequented by people from all over the world, it has earned the tag line of “Cheers for kinky people.” In August 2018, Trouble Tavern held their second silent auction of Dominants and submissives as a fundraiser to support the Science of BDSM Research Team. Auctionees offered everything from an hour or two of flirty dancing, to an afternoon play session, to a week of full-on service. Participants and bidders represented more than 10 countries around the globe.