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.

CARAS Membership Categories

Academic membership is limited to active or retired researchers in relevant fields of study or practice.  The basic requirement for academic status is a graduate degree in a research or clinical field.  Individual exceptions due to noteworthy contributions in an area of scholarship or clinical practice may be approved by the Executive Director.  Academic participants must use their legal names in organizational activities.

Professional membership is for licensed professionals providing health or mental health services, or other professions that are regulated by state licenses.

Student membership is limited to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students age 18 and over.  Students are considered "pre-professional" subscribers and must use their legal names in organizational activities.

Intern membership is for those graduate students or interns that are in a field that requires practicum or field experience as part of the professional training.

Community memberships are available to any person age 18 and over who wishes to support CARAS activities.  Community members must provide their legal names and contact information in their application but may elect to use pseudonyms or chosen names in all CARAS activities.

Lifetime memberships are also available.

For more information or to become a member, please click on the JOIN button at the top of this page.