resources

Sex Positive Families

Excellent help and resources for healthy parenting about and with sexuality and relationships.

Gender Spectrum: Gender-Inclusive Health Education

Some resources that are in alignment with Gender Spectrum’s “Principles for Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education,” principles that work to affirm and recognize all students so they can see themselves reflected in their classrooms and learn knowledge and skills associated with healthy behaviors. 

How to Care for Friends Who've Experienced Trauma

It’s likely that you will or already do know someone who will experience or has experienced trauma of some form. As friends, it’s important that we understand the responsibilities and limitations of our role, so we can best support our friends who are survivors and maintain our boundaries. Has someone disclosed to you a traumatic experience they’ve had? How can you best support that person and yourself? Here’s some information about trauma, the role of friends, and what it means to really support survivors.

I Want to Provide My Kids With A Decent Sex Education. Where the Heck do I Start?

Anonymous asks:
I’ve been homeschooling my children for 4 years now. While we’ve previously talked about puberty, sex, relationships, etc., I’ve never taught a formal class about the subject. The only discussion I ever had with my own mother on the subject was when I got my period. Basically she tossed a pad at me, wouldn’t talk about what was going on, and then treated me like I was diseased....

2020 In Review: You Were The Worst, But At Least We Did Okay

It feels a fitting start to open this by telling you that in the most 2020 way possible, we -- including me, the founder of this place, who first launched it frozen in my basement apartment with the entirely unuseful radiator in the ceiling  -- forgot our 22nd anniversary earlier this month.

Support Across Social Distance

Some accessible, international supports that you or others can access during the pandemic to help with some of the downsides of social distancing.

Well, F*ck Me! It's a Scarleteen Zine!

Say hello to our new zine, F*ck Me! It's a (free!) flight of super-helpful fancy that can help you -- or your intimate companions, your platonic friends, your students, the people who come into your clinic, your younger brother, your favorite cousin, and maybe even your parents -- identify the basics of what you really want and need when it comes to sex with others, and give you a foundation for clear, candid, and meaningful sexual communication.