i just wanted to make a post on how greatful i am for this site. it's so great and informational and accurate; all you moderators, and computer peoples, and sex educators really do a fantasic job.
i'm 15female in a small town and take freshman health, and i feel like a smarty when it comes to all the sexual things (no, not because i'm experienced). mainly because i've been checking out this site since i was 13. it's answered many-a-question and informed me about things i never knew about.
you go mudd! this site has helped me alot, too. issues with me and my bf..and the like. you all totally help teens (like me) make good decisions about their sexuality and help mold them in to healthy sexual people! the world says thanks! and so do i!
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Miz Scarlet, The sexperts, and the advocates all work really hard to make sure that we give our users unbiased, accurate information. I think a lot of that stems from the fact that we all wish there was something like scarleteen for us when we were young...
Of course, when some of us were 15, there wasn't an internet, and precious few people had a computer. Yep, scary huh?
But really, thank you for your kind words and support - they mean so much to us! It is nice to know what we do is so appreciated.
eh! i even saw a poster my friend made for her health class featuring many articles from scarleteen's gaydar. i was pleasantly surprised
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i hadtah post here again!! i love scarleteen i really do. i was starting to think that the restrictions were so strict that i didn't want to be here anymore, but i know (just like how i know with my parents) that all these rules are in place to make this site easier for users and make it me better. thank-you so much. i love this site!!!
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quote:Originally posted by Daydreamer24: ST has helped me so much. It's contributed to 90% of my self confidence. Seriously, you guys rock.
Scarleteen is so amazing! You Sexperts and Advocates, Activists, (and even some neophytes) give the best advice! and you really have given me self confidence, and helped me feel comfortable about my body.
And to our loyal members, thanks for coming to visit, I hope you all learned something valuable.
And to the people who would like to see ST shut down, we're not letting you bring us down.
And to those of you who don't want them to shut us down, keep the praise coming. Drop a kindly email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you care. Make a donation even if it's just a week's worth of lunch money. Every little bit helps.
I can only support what Gummy has already said. People are often so afraid of themselves, especially their own sexuality, that they lash out at other people in an attempt to deal with it.
Fortunately, teens who have Scarleteen are far more unlikely to grow up fearing their sexuality- whether they feel that its something they only want to share with a partner in marriage or civil union, whether it is something they are only comfortable sharing with themselves, whether they prefer only to have partner-sex in monogamous relationships or whether they feel at home with safe, consensual casual sex.
I'm sure there will always be people who have made up their minds that education that is open to all different facets of sexuality is evil, just as there will always be racism and violence. But as with all of those things, we can do our damned best to prevent them as much as possible. And Scarleteen does that.
It prevents ignorance, on a variety of levels, ranging from personal sexual health care, to social forces affecting people whose sexuality is not deemed mainstream. I'm honoured to be a part of it, and will always admire and love Heather (Miz Scarlet) for the enourmous effort she has put into keeping this place going.
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