Online Resources for Youth

 


On Sexuality and Reproductive Health:

Amaze

Amaze takes the awkward out of sex ed. They have an online library of short, funny animated videos geared toward teaching middle schoolers about puberty, gender identity, sexual orientation, and healthy relationships. Amaze is fun, engaging, non-judgmental, inclusive, and supportive of young people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

www.amaze.org

 

Sex, Etc.

Sex, Etc. is made by teens for teens. The site features a Sex Ed info center, a forum to answer questions and voice opinions, an “action center” where you can find a clinic, and information on laws, state-by-state, so youth can know their rights. 

www.sexetc.org

 

Scarleteen

Scarleteen provides “sex education for the real world.” They offer advice, answer questions, and provide information on birth control, safer sex, STDs, masturbation, anatomy, sexual orientation, gender identification, healthy relationships, communication between sexual and romantic partners, and consent.

www.scarleteen.com

 

It’s Your (Sex) Life

It’s Your (Sex) Life is dedicated to reducing rates of STI transmission and unintended pregnancies, and promoting open communication with romantic partners and healthcare providers. Here you can find information on pregnancy, birth control, relationships, consent, and LGBTQ specific information; as well as a blog, links to hotlines, and resources for youth who need help. 

www.itsyoursexlife.org

It’s Your (Sex) Life hosts an annual Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign that raises awareness of STI’s. The Get yourself Tested campaign encourages young people to talk to their partners, and to both get tested (and if necessary, treated) for STIs.

 

Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice is produced by Columbia University’s Health Education Program. They have information on a variety of health topics, and a Q&A section answering questions on relationships, sexuality, and general health.

www.goaskalice.columbia.edu

 

I Wanna Know

I Wanna Know offers information for teens and young adults on topics like general sexual health, STIs, relationships, pregnancy and parenting, myths and facts, and information for LGBTQ youth.  There are also resources for parents and educators.

www.iwannaknow.org

 

Teen Source

Teen Source offers information on STIs, birth control, relationships, and where to find low-cost clinics. There is also a “know your rights” section with information on topics such as consent, how to access health services as a minor, and emergency contraception.

www.teensource.org

 

The Hookup

Text "HOOKUP" to 877877 to get weekly sex info and life advice sent to you every week. Searching by zip code helps you find the nearest clinic for low to no cost sexual health services. The Hookup is run by TeenSource.org.

www.teensource.org/sign-up-for-the-hookup

 

Gurl

Gurl is an alternative to traditional teen magazines that offers frank information on sex, dating, relationships, birth control, and body image. They have videos, quizzes, advice, and horoscopes in addition to articles.

www.gurl.com

 


On Cyberbullying/Digital Abuse:

That’s Not Cool

That’s Not Cool is an award-winning national public education initiative to help raise awareness and address dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse. The program’s interactive website, tools, and resources support young people as they learn to recognize, avoid, and prevent dating violence in their lives. 

www.thatsnotcool.com

 

A Thin Line

A Thin Line is a project of MTV dedicated to helping youth understand and cope with digital abuse. There is information on sexting, constant messaging, spying, digital disrespect, and cruelty; as well as links to resources for young people who need support in handling these problems.

www.athinline.org

 


On Mental Health:

Half of Us

Half of Us is a project of MTV and the Jed Foundation dedicated to helping address mental health issues many youth face. The site offers information and guidance for youth who are experiencing depression, anxiety disorders, addiction, abuse, body image issues, break-ups, loss, digital drama, discrimination, LGBTQ issues, self-injury, trauma, or veteran issues. They have sections on how to find help if you are in crisis, how to support friends/family who are struggling, and how to create more supportive communities. 

www.halfofus.com

 


Apps to Download

Sex Positive 

The University of Oregon Health Center provides judgement-free, sex positive information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs), safer sex practices, partner communication tips and healthy sex advice.

Download on Google Play
Download on the App Store

 

Juice Box

Juicebox connects users to certified sex and relationship experts. Talk to our experts about your orgasms, break-up, performance anxiety, sex toys, birth control, or _______. Just ask--it's anonymous!

Download on the App Store

 

Spot On

Spot On is a birth control and period tracking app by Planned Parenthood. The app is designed to help you stay consistent with birth control reminders, guidance, and tips — no matter your method. If you’re not tracking a method, you can get period predictions that get more accurate the more you use the app.

Download on Google Play
Download on the App Store

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