Scarleteen is–I’ll just go out on a limb here and say–the best sex ed resource on the web. Sex educator and all-round awesome person Heather Corinna and a bunch of volunteers have been providing an astonishing amount of information, support, and answers to young people since 1998, which in internet years is like forever. The site is about consent, pleasure, the complexities of gender, self-esteem, anatomy (you may learn a thing or two here, non-teenagers!), and more. It’s really good. It’s like the opposite of the crap excuse for sex ed offered in much of our country.
The thing is, Scarleteen is free–free information, free one-on-one question-answering, free moderated spaces for conversations, free free free. But it’s not free to run, and it doesn’t receive enough donations to stay afloat. So … it maybe won’t be here anymore soon, at least not offering all its current services to the diverse young people who want and need them. Can you support Scarleteen financially? That would be a superhero sort of thing to do.