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Okay, so the US isn’t so bad after all

I’m actually, grudgingly, impressed. There are a fair number of US-based websites that provide good information about sex and sexuality to teenagers. What there is not is the plethora of organizations that provide actual services to teenagers (and younger children) like there is in England. (You can see my post from yesterday for more on […]

England’s got it right

There are many very cool resources about sex and sexuality for teenagers in the UK. I’ve spent some time this week surfing through them, and thought some of you might be interested as well. (I have a fair number of readers from England, but the Internet sides of these organizations are clearly available to everyone, […]

Should I get tested?

Last week a teenage girl e-mailed me with the following question: Ive been reading your blog and can’t find the answer. My mom says that I need to go to the gynecologist cuz I’m hooking up. She says I need to get tested for diseases. I don’t feel sick. Is this real or is she […]

Top Ten Things To Do Before You Have Sex: a list for teenagers

(Just to be clear, these are things to do before you have oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anything else that could get you pregnant or an STD.) 1. Have an orgasm. Yes, before you start having sex, you should give yourself an orgasm. It’s important to know what feels good to you before you can […]

A Spoonful of Sugar directed by Andrea Williams

This is fabulous short movie (running time 18:29 minutes). Here is the synopsis from the Reel NY Film Festival site: A Brooklyn teen hides an important secret while on a quest for intimacy and inclusion. Some secrets we should tell. Some questions we should ask. But this just doesn’t do the film justice. It has […]

STI Testing: where to get tested

This is primarily a listing of places to get tested for STIs in Austin, Texas. However, for those in other places, most private physicians can order the required tests, and many cities have Planned Parenthood offices or other clinics which also offer the testing. For the closest PP clinic to you, visit the Planned Parenthood […]