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The best sex education I have gotten so far has been from

My parents or guardians
6% (105 votes)
Sex ed classes at school
13% (255 votes)
Books or magazines
7% (136 votes)
Online sex ed sites and resources
41% (785 votes)
Other websites (not sex ed sites)
5% (92 votes)
My friends
8% (159 votes)
Siblings or other relatives
2% (33 votes)
Romantic or sexual partners
10% (196 votes)
Teachers, coaches or other mentors
2% (36 votes)
A clinic or healthcare provider
1% (19 votes)
Television or other mass media
2% (41 votes)
Somewhere else (tell us in the comments)
3% (49 votes)
Total votes: 1906

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European teen

Everything I learned about sex, I learned from fanfiction. Porny fanfics are awesome! :3

    Myself

    Mostly through experience of my own body.

      Here

      Scarleteen.com

        Party

        My friend and I went to a sex toy party and I learned so much. There was lot more than just learning about the different toys there. It went a lot into bodies and just how things work. There was a lot about the brain too and what sex and relationships can do for you mentally and physically. There was information on just taking better care of yourself and protecting your self better as well.

          Here!

          The best advice I has gotten would deffinitly be from this website. Its so much easier to ask questions on here. All the people who give advice are there to support you, not make you feel like your doing something wrong (like alot of websites do). Im sure every whos gone on this website has left knowing something they didnt or feeling more comfortable in their own bodies, including me.
          Thank you so much scarleteen! :)

            Scarleteen

            For me it was definately scarleteen because it was the only objective opinion i got, not telling me 'sex is wrong' or someone just trying to get in my pants. This website has helped with ALL my questions without judging me and I love it for that:)

              classes in school

              The best info I got was online on sites like Scarleteen, but what I think is interesting is that the best sex ed I got in school did not come from my sex ed class. We were told about birth control but very little, and our teacher spent more time stressing abstinence than explaining birth control options.

              However, during the reproductive systems unit in our IB Bio class, we went over all the most common methods of birth control, failure rates, debunking myths, etc. It was the first time I had heard about a lot of things, including the IUD and natural family planning. And our teacher was a lot less insulting in the way she presented it; we had to know for the test what they were, but she presented it as though it was info that we needed to know in real life. Not just info that, you know, if you don't ABSTAIN but YOU REALLY SHOULD ABSTAIN like our sex ed teacher said.

              So if you didn't get good sex ed, high school students (and college students) - take a bio class that covers the reproductive system. You might actually get the info you need there, instead :)

                Re: Most informational?

                Exactly the same for me. Not only did it teach me the mechanics, but I also learned a lot of tolerance for different sexualities, genders, and socially-unacceptable relationships, plus about the possible effects of casual and committed sex.

                I'm not a closet anything. I'm unashamedly feminist, slightly genderqueer, not-quite-straight, and pro-choice. I don't feel the need to be judged for these things, and in fact, I think they're pretty awesome. If you can't handle it, I don't want to know.

                  School, for me...

                  My Human Sexuality teacher is the best teacher I've had so far, on that subject and any other. Scarleteen comes a close second to her.

                    a class?!?

                    a human sexuality class??? that's awesome. is it required or an elective?

                      OWL

                      I learned most from Our Whole Lives (OWL), a program at the Unitarian church my parents went to. Fantastic and informative program, I hope some day every one can have something like it :)

                        Sex Ed

                        I was a frustrated virgin until age 24 and I fought my frustration by learning everything about sex, the real thing, not vicious myths and lies, because I knew when I did have sex I wanted to reward my partner with the best sexual experience of her life. Professional websites by concerned, responsible sexual health experts were the biggest help.

                          thank you

                          i will say a big thank you to websites like this one and other sex d websites for the info that i have because we don't get sex ed at my school.

                            google

                            google

                              Most informational?

                              *coughfanfictioncough*

                                You're not the only one.

                                You're not the only one. Also, Fanficrants. So many rants about "Sex doesn't work that way!"

                                  Thank you Scaleteen!

                                  You've been there for me though no-one and nothing else has!
                                  Thank you for helping me grow up into a sexually well-adjusted person.

                                    I LOVE SCARLETEEN!!! thank

                                    I LOVE SCARLETEEN!!! thank you :D

                                      Laughing and crying out loud

                                      This poll is meaningless. Why, you ask? A little thing in statistics called "bias."

                                      The people coming to this website will be mostly people who are searching for information via the internet on the given topic. Those who do not feel the necessity or desire to seek out such information on the web, for whatever reason, will not view this poll and consequently will not vote.

                                      Thus, the poll has a high degree of inherent bias: the result will be skewed (not screwed) toward the "Online sex ed sites and resources" catagory having the most votes.

                                        ok but

                                        Yeah but it's not like they're publishing these results and claiming that they're accurate. Why be upset about this if it's just for fun?

                                        I love scarleteen, without it I don't know what I'd do. Parents aren't helpful, school isn't helpful, friends are definitely not helpful. Especially as a bi teen. Thanks for all your help!

                                          I learn more and more from

                                          I learn more and more from the kids at school and me and my boyfriend do alot so when I watch him I figure it out on my own I guess.

                                            Teach Sex Ed

                                            Our Whole Lives (OWL - comprehensive sex education done in church. UU or UCC)

                                              other sources

                                              local (San Francisco) Men's Health resources. And some websites relating to these groups.

                                                SCARLETEEN wins. hands

                                                SCARLETEEN wins. hands down.

                                                  Yes

                                                  This is the best website!

                                                    Scarleteen!!

                                                    The best and more or less ONLY sex ed I have gotten has been from Scarleteen. Thanks!

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