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Hey there!

In the next monthish, I'm going to start constructing a study for/about young people and both sex education (including how you use Scarleteen) and the realities of your sexual lives.

I have my own questions, and data I want to have documented for myself, but I think it'd also be great if it gave all of you information about your peers you're curious about.

So, what I'd like to do is just have you tell me questions (which would solicit answers) you'd like to see so I can be sure to collect data that is as useful/of interest to you as it would be to me or other adults.

Let me know!

Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
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Hey Heather,

I just wanted to share an awesome survey which I think asks some really important questions in a supportive way and also covers some of the issues that you're talking about. This one is aimed at same-sex attracted young people aged 14-21 living in Australia. (PS- If any users here fit into that category, I encourage you to complete it!).

Some questions I particularly liked-
My school could better support my sexuality by..

In regard to being same sex attracted, name three things that would make a positive difference in your life.

Have you told the people below about your feelings of being attracted to people of your own sex? How supportive were they?

In what ways, if at all, has homophobia impacted on your schooling?
1. I couldn’t concentrate in class.
2. My marks dropped.
3. I moved schools.
4. I left school altogether.
5. I missed classes.
6. I missed days.
7. I hid at recess/ lunch.
8. I couldn’t go to the toilet.
9. I couldn’t use the change-rooms.
10. I dropped out of a sport/ extra-curricular activity.
11. I became involved in activism.
12. It hasn’t affected me at all.
13. Other

When thinking about Internet sites you belong to or visit often, which of the following statements are true for you? The site/s are a place where I…
1. …feel accepted
2. …feel safe
3. …can find others like me
4. …can find friends I can trust
5. …can disclose my sexuality
6. …can get help from others
7. …can help others
8. …can work for change around homophobia
9. …can feel proud about my sexuality

Anyway, here's the whole survey-

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare."

Audre Lorde

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