Here at the KINDer Foundation, we envision a world where sexual health and enjoyment is spoken about as an important part of every individual’s overall health. We are encouraged by every smart and courageous person in our global community who learns the beauty of intimacy, who searches to find support and acceptance in a sex-positive community, and who cares for another in a kind way. Rather than facing a steam engine of distrust, shame, or rage, we hope to foster acceptance through understanding and education.
Our mission is to provide support, scholarship and research that empowers individuals to authentically discover themselves as they travel along their sexual wellness journeys. We must begin by talking about sex. The way each of us talks about sex, gender, and relationships can be said with either confidence or anxiety, because it’s not only WHAT we say, but also how we say it that counts. Part of sex is talking to partners about STIs and protection. Another part of sex can be talking with partners about what feels good. But what if you are not used to talking about sex, or you’re shy about starting the conversation? We strive to satisfy the great need for responsible sex-positive content centering our attitudes and leading to more knowledgeable confident adults and parents.
A Healthy Attitude
We trust we are each fully accountable to our circumstances and solely responsible for gaining and giving consent when actions include others.
We believe that when we are authentic, a deep expanded sense of purpose within us can accomplish our wildest and most cherished dreams when finding our pleasure.
We build on respect, empathy and heart-centered communication.
We promote self-confidence, self-efficacy and curiosity to learn more about our own relationships and identify sexual beliefs and values.
We acknowledge the powerful feeling of tremendous gratitude. We adhere to the belief that gratitude is the ultimate state of receivership.
We recognize wellness and the unlimited potential of every individual to gain understanding through education and experience. We encourage everyone to change harmful attitudes and embrace the harmony within the diversity of human sexuality and health.
We accept the central role that human sexuality plays in everyone’s identity journey. We embrace family diversity in backgrounds and cultures. We provide education on all perspectives of sexual health and wellness because diversity builds better, more rounded, understanding.
We know that canceling culture and dismantling society chips away at our joy; therefore, we believe in supported learning, laughing together, and kindness above all else.
Let’s talk Ethics
We uphold the Code of Ethical Standards and Values of several organizations, including: The basic tenets for ethical standards at The World Association of Sexual Health Declaration of Sexual Rights, The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, The beliefs, credos and practices of other well-regarded organizations, such as SIECUS, Planned Parenthood, World Health Organization and other human/sexual rights groups advocating for sexual rights, sexual wellness and freedom; as well as the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (with the exception of support for those who are trained and certified to use healing and appropriate touch).
We at The KINDer Foundation believe that:
#1) Sexuality is an essential, natural and healthy part of being human, and many of us are lifelong sexual beings, from conception to death.
#2) Sexual rights are human rights and every person has the right to choose how they wish to express their sexuality. Everyone deserves to have the sexual aspects of their life become realized if it is with consent and without intentional harm.
#3) People do not rid parts of themselves as sexual beings; rather, they learn how or how not to embrace and accept those aspects of themselves. Understanding that all adult sexual expression is as unique as the individual themselves, there remains an obligation to take responsibility for their sexual actions and the impact of said action upon the self, others and their environment.
#4) Sex-Leaders serve as role models for sex-positivity and sexual empowerment when giving back to the global community, educate others about sexual well-being, advocate for sexual diversity/inclusivity/equity in all forms, and supporting sexual freedoms.
#5) While most practitioners of medicine and mental healthcare are inadequately trained and ill-prepared to respond to the sexual needs of their patients, however, professional Sex-Leaders journey their own powerful and transformational pathway to sexual healing, sexual wellness and sexual success themselves and are called to share their knowledge with individuals, couples and polycules.
We want you to know…
We avoid making value judgements of anyone’s morality or belief structures; however, if you are personally curious to learn about your own morality, ethics, and/or values, while also contributing to scientific research, visit Your Morals.
Here, a group of professors and graduate students in social psychology search to understand the way our “moral minds” work. By filling out a few surveys, you’ll help answer those questions. In return, you’ll get an immediate report on how you scored on each study, quiz, or survey. You’ll also see how your responses compare to others.
We invite you to join us and begin exploring your morality. This site is a separate non-profit academic venture, with no fees or advertising.