Sex Info for Teens and the Under 18 crowd
Here are some of our favorite age-appropriate sex education and resource links for teenagers and young adults. The internet can be a scary place for parents and young folks. These are smart websites with integrity that offer factual and age-appropriate sex information for young people. No scary pop ups here…
If you’re a parent or a curious kid looking for advice, there are definitely places to learn. If you can keep lines of communication open in the family, then everyone benefits. Often kids and teens are looking for reliable information about sex and don’t know where to turn. Parents and trusted adults have an opportunity to offer safe, non-judgmental resources. And avoiding the topic altogether just won’t help. Of course kids and their parents discussing sex and relationships can be awkward and challenging. The resources below can offer guidance and info that can be digested on one’s own, too.
You can always stop by Self Serve, call or email us if you are looking for a book, support group or resource for anything sexuality related. We know it’s tough growing up (and it’s tough communicating in those teenage years). While Self Serve is a space intended for adults, parents and guardians are welcome to bring in youth under 18 with permission and oversight.
Let us know if you have any additional suggestions!
…committed to providing the best contemporary teen sex ed on the net since 1998
The Coalition for Positive Sexuality
The Coalition for Positive Sexuality (CPS) is a grassroots direct-action volunteer group formed in Chicago in the spring of 1992 by high school students and members of the community. Their purpose is twofold: first, to give teens the information they need to take care of themselves and in so doing affirm their decisions about sex, sexuality, and reproductive control; second, to facilitate dialogue in and out of the public schools on condom availability and sex education.
Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. They provide information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.
The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth
PFLAG Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays
PO Box 30771
Albuquerque, NM 87190
Common Bond’s Under 21 Youth Group
Go Ask Alice!
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Promotion Program, a division of Health Services at Columbia.
This award-winning Planned Parenthood website gives teens honest and medically accurate information about sexuality and relationships.
Planned Parenthood of New Mexico
Planned Parenthood of New Mexico (PPNM) provides high quality, affordable reproductive health care and sexual health information – serving nearly 30,000 women, men, and teens each year. They welcome everyone – regardless of race, age, sexuality, disability, or income. PPNM medical offices are located in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe. Education programming is offered thorughout the state.
Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
From the folks who created one of the best books for teen girls. This site is a fun resource and hang out for young women and hosts great resources about changing body stuff, sex, guys and lots more.