Hotlines, sites, & test centers


– 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

If it’s not listed here, Google it; contact us if there’s something we should add to this list

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