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The Scarleteen Concierge: No Lines, No Waiting

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Welcome to Scarleteen! Yay!

We're so glad you found your way here and we hope you find the information and support you came looking for! We'll do everything we can to make that happen for you.

Our direct services -- our chat, message board and mobile help -- can get really busy, and we're often shorthanded. It also is often sometimes harder to really get started in a conversation with you when we don't already share some basic information about what you're looking for help with.

So, it's best, for us and for you, if before using those direct services, you check out static content on the main site first, getting yourself square with some basics so we can better understand each other and figure out how to best help you out.

You can always use the search function to look for what you want on the site. The search bar is on every page of the site, right up there near the top left, to the left of that black bar that says "search" on it. (Go figure.)

We've also put this list of links together here that takes you to some of our most frequently read articles, and some great starting points. The articles have almost always been written by the same people who also work in our direct services, so you can get started yourself by finding out what we've already had to say about your questions, and get a sense of the way we talk about things around here. And if we're busy in our direct services and you've got to wait a bit for a response, they're a great way to use that waiting time.

If you have questions, feelings or anything else you want to talk to someone about after reading any of our content, or you feel that your situation is not addressed so you still don't have the answers you need, we're always happy to help you sort things out on the message boards, in text or via chat. That's what we have them for!


If you're having a medical emergency, are in danger, or are suicidal, please reach out to get appropriate help. We are not the right kind of help for you in those situations and circumstances. For medical emergencies, make an appointment with a doctor or go to an emergency room. If you are feeling suicidal, please tell a trusted adult, call a helpline, or go to the emergency room. If you are in danger, call for help, including to the police, from someone who can get to you in person fast.

Pregnancy Concerns

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Protection and Contraception

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Body and STI Concerns

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First-Timers and New Partners

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  • Want information on what, exactly, sex is, or can be, in the first place? What's Sex? Want information on what sexuality is? Sexuality, WTF?

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Identity, Feelings and Relationships

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Abuse and Assault

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written 05 Jun 2014 . updated 05 Jun 2014

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