EP208 - Islam, BDSM and Social Justice with Dr. Ali Mushtaq

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By Nazanin Moali, Ph.D., Dr. Nazanin Moali, and Psychology of Sex | Couple Therapy | Sex Education. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Welcome to episode 208 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I'm delighted to welcome Dr. Ali Mushtaq to the podcast. In this episode Ali talks to me about BDSM and social justice, incorporating spirituality into sexuality and steps you can take if you’re interested in exploring BDSM.

Dr. Mushtaq has his PhD in Sociology from University of California: San Francisco and Masters in Social and Demographic analysis from University of California: Irvine. He is Mr. Long Beach Leather 2016 and has been profiled by numerous editorials, including the New York Times. Ali also has written several op-eds and scholarly articles that focus on race and sexuality. He is also a former college professor and has taught numerous courses that have focused on sexual identity and research methods. Currently, he is coauthoring a book on Black women AIDS activists and is on contact with Lexington Press.

Dr. Mushtaq also founded and owns Getting Wolfie LLC, which provides education related to diversity and empowerment. In addition to courses that focus on developing inclusive methods in marketing, he is also develops socially inclusive BDSM education courses that focus on sexual empowerment.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How Dr. Ali became introduced and interested in BDSM
  • Looking at Dr. Ali’s experience of coming out
  • The community's reaction to Dr. Ali becoming interested in BDSM
  • The misconceptions that exist around BDSM
  • Bridging the gap between BDSM and social justice
  • Informing people about the history and dynamics of BDSM
  • Incorporating spirituality into sexuality
  • How communities can be more inclusive for people of different ethnicities
  • Steps you can take if you’re interested in exploring BDSM
  • Analyzing the common question of when does BDSM become abuse?
  • Understanding the need to frequently check in on consent

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http://www.gettingwolfie.com

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