Shanae Adams, MA, LPCC, NCC, CIGT
Kink in Clinician: Intersections of Sex Positive Kink for Sex Positive Clinicians
Shanae “HonestlyNae” Adams, MA, LPCC, NCC, CIGT (pronouns she/they) serves her community in a variety of ways including therapist, educator, and sex-positive enthusiast. They became interested in sexuality as a teen watching Talk Sex with Sue and Real Sex on late-night TV. After joining a sexuality education club in undergrad, she developed into a well-established sexuality educator, researcher, and pleasure activist. Their mission of sexuality normalization, explanation, and melanated representation drives her to prioritize the healing and experiences of QTBIPOC and femmes of color. She utilizes an intersectional and indigenous approach with clients and in their lectures to amplify those experiences. They are currently pursuing their Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology and hope to study the decolonization of the black vampire.