Samantha Manewitz LICSW CST, is an educator and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She has given presentations to mental health professionals, sex educators, and alt-sex communities on healthy communication, abuse prevention, and mental health in BDSM. She has been a speaker at CatalystCon West, AASECT’s annual conference, the CARAS conference in Chicago, and the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit. Among her specialties are trauma (complex PTSD), sex therapy, Couples therapy (level 2 Gottman trained), and gender affirming care for trans/non binary clients. Samantha is also on the faculty of the Institute forSexuality Education and Enlightenment, where she has presented on sexual coercion and psychotherapy with Kinky clients, among other topics.