Sex Ed Resources

My debut novel, The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me, discusses sex ed, and why access to accurate and stigma-free information is super important. In case you’re curious about those topics (and, honestly, who isn’t?) there are a lot of awesome resources to learn more.

Scarleteen: Sex Education For The Real World is informative and inclusive and has both clinical answers to most questions as well as personal experiences and thoughts. There is even a live chat feature if you have other questions!

Planned Parenthood There’s a lot of great info on their site about contraception, pregnancy, STDs etc, but also, if you need to be seen by a medical professional for any sexual health reason, this is a great place to start. They will totally work with your financial limitations! And, cool story, once upon a time, Planned Parenthood totally saved my life.

Amaze.org is a great resource for tweens that addresses puberty, sexual orientation, consent, healthy relationships, gender identity. It’s full of animated videos that break it all down in an age-appropriate way. They have resources for parents of younger children as well! It’s never too early to talk about consent and body safety!

Hannah Witton’s YouTube Channel and her book Hannah’s videos are fun and informative and are a great introduction on topics like consent, feminism, hormones, body positivity, sexual identity, and–more recently–living with chronic health conditions.

Sexplanations YouTube Channel Dr. Doe answers a ton of questions in fun videos. There are always demonstrations and visuals. And she normalizes all of it. No stigma with her videos at all.

Asexual Visibility and Education Network has a lot of info about asexuality. This was a tremendous help when I was writing my book. The FAQs are a great place to start if you don’t know much about asexuality, or if you’re trying to explain asexuality to other people.

 

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