Resources

Hotlines, sites and test centers

Emergencies:

– Dial 911 on your phone for immediate bodily or psychological emergencies

– National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273 – 8255

Sex Education & Resources:

SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States – includes lesson plans and health information)

Sex Ed Library (part of SIECUS, provides research on human sexuality as well as lesson plans)

Sex, Etc. (sex education rights in the U.S. by state)

Respect Yourself (general sex education and answers to basic sex questions)

Advocates for Youth (includes lesson plans for elementary through high school)

Scarleteen (sex education for teenagers and early 20s)

AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists – find a professional sensitive to your specific concerns)

GLBT National Help Center (a non-profit dedicated to providing free and confidential peer-counseling): 1 (888) 843 – 4564

The Marriage Bed (sex and intimacy advice for married Christians)

The STD Project (in-depth information, stories, and resources on STDs)

YourBrainOnPorn (science-based information on porn’s effects the brain, body, and behavior)

Reddit’s r/sex forum (ask questions and converse with others about sex and relationships)

STD testing:

– Planned Parenthood: 1 (800) 230 – 7526

– National HIV and STD testing resources (Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 1 (800) 232 – 4636

STD Test Express: 1 (888) 654 – 4981

Getting contraceptives / birth control:

– Planned Parenthood

Women Help Women

– Check your doctor or local city clinic, birth control may be free or offered on a sliding scale depending on your income level.

Abortion information/ Morning After Pill:

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– Planned Parenthood 

– National Abortion Federation (NAF)

……….Information about abortion: 1 (800) 772 – 9100

……….Abortion providers: 1 (877) 257 – 0012

Other options (such as talking to someone about keeping the baby or adoption):

……….National Right to Life Center: 1 (800) 848 – 5683

……….Pro-Life America Hotline: 1 (800) 712 – 4357

Domestic abuse:

– National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 799 – 7233

– Safe Horizon: 1 (800) 621 – 4673

No More (en español No Más)

Domestic Violence Resources Directory (resources for specific circumstances)

Sexual Assault:

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1 (800) 656 – 4673

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)

Rape Crisis Center: (210) 349 – 7273

Online Support Groups:

– Sex Addicts Anonymous

– Sex Addiction Forum

– Sex Abuse

– Sexual Harassment

– Reddit’s r/NoFap forum for online porn overusers

 

Classes, Events and Meet-ups

DISCLAIMER: The classes, events, and social gatherings listed below only allow people 18 years old and over. We at BetterSexEd are not associated with the vast majority of the events listed or the people behind them. Help us regulate this list by suggesting events to add, remove, and update.

Nationwide MeetUps, Events, and Classes:

MeetUp Groups

Human Awareness Institute (HAI)

 

Alabama:

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Alaska:

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Arizona:

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Arkansas:

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California:

Big Sur: The Esalen Institute (variety of workshops for individuals & couples)

Los Angeles: Sex Positive MeetUp

Los Angeles: Sexual Wellness Hub (sex education MeetUp)

San Francisco Bay Area: Good Vibrations (variety of how-to classes and store)

San Francisco: The Armory (tours, workshops, and alternative sex education)

San Francisco: Mission Control (sex positive events)

San Francisco: The Citadel (alternative sex positive discussions & events)

San Francisco: Fire Horse Productions (rope, bondage, and dominance classes taught by Midori – 2013 winner of Best Sex Education, SF Weekly – classes also offered in Washington, D.C. and Houston)

San Francisco: Center For Sex & Culture (education, cultural events, a library/media archive)

San Francisco: SF Poly (polyamory education events)

San Francisco: Welcomed Consensus (videos and education around female orgasm)

Colorado:

Denver: Advocates and Educator for Sexual Awareness (AESA) Meetup

Loveland: Loving More (polyamory information and support)

Connecticut:

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Delaware:

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District of Columbia:

The Relationship Circle MeetUp (social group discussing relationship dynamics)

Fire Horse Productions (rope, bondage, and dominance classes taught by Midori – 2013 winner of Best Sex Education, SF Weekly – classes also offered in San Francisco and Houston)

Florida:

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Georgia:

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Hawaii:

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Idaho:

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Illinois:

Chicago: Sex Positive MeetUp

Indiana:

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Iowa:

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Kansas:

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Kentucky:

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Louisiana:

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Maine:

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Maryland:

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Massachusetts:

Brookline: Good Vibrations (variety of how-to classes and store)

Michigan:

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Minnesota:

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Mississippi:

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Missouri:

St. Louis: Sex Positive MeetUp

Montana:

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Nebraska:

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Nevada:

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New Hampshire:

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New Jersey:

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New Mexico:

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New York:

New York City: Museum of Sex (exhibits and events)

New York City: Pleasure Salon (alternative sexualities and sex positive social gatherings)

New York City: Kinky Partners (kink education and social group)

North Carolina:

Durham: Frisky Business Boutique (variety of how-to classes and store)

North Dakota:

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Ohio:

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Oklahoma:

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Oregon:

Portland: Sex Positive MeetUp

Portland: Rose City Discussion Club (pansexual, BDSM, fetish, and alternative sexuality community)

Pennsylvania:

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Rhode Island:

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South Carolina:

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South Dakota:

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Tennessee:

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Texas:

Houston: Fire Horse Productions (rope, bondage, and dominance classes taught by Midori – 2013 winner of Best Sex Education, SF Weekly – classes also offered in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco)

Utah:

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Vermont:

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Virginia:

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Washington:

Seattle: Center For Sex Positive Culture (sex positive education and events)

Washington D.C.

See District of Columbia

West Virginia:

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Wisconsin:

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Wyoming:

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