Scarleteen, sex ed for the real world


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We depend on generous, caring people like yourself to help us provide the sexuality and sexual health information and support we do for millions of unique young adult users every year. We -- and they -- appreciate your help more than we can say.

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Here are a few of the awesome people and organizations who've generously donated their time, efforts or dollars to help sustain and support Scarleteen in our work throughout the years. We couldn't do it without them (and you!)!

Sex Ed Angels

donations over $1000 or volunteer equivalent

Carol Queen & Robert Lawrence • Cory Silverberg/About Sexuality • Anonymous • The Eleanor Fund • Clare Sainsbury • Nathanael Nerode • Jane Duvall • Kaari Busick • Agrimony Photography • Frances Hocutt and Brian Young

Patron Saints

donations over $500 or volunteer equivalent

Feck Pty, Ltd • Nick Sheridan • L. Lee Butler • Chloe Blokker-Dalquist • Audra Estrones Williams, Lefty Lucy • Ken Davenport • Kristina Wright • Todd Belton • Debra Hyde • Sabrina Dent • Gray Miller and family, Satorimedia • Richard Fraser • Becca Nelson • The Bryant-Lake Bowl • Al Pontyondy-Smith • Anonymous


donations over $100 or volunteer equivalent

Columbia TNG for Carolina GRUE • Deborah Tolman • Sumana Harihareswara • Audacia Ray • Jen and Laurel Chance • Frances Hocutt • Jean Rossner, in memory of Barbara Seaman • Tracy Omagbemi • Beyond the Birds and Bees • Amy Gibby • Nicole Erny • Lisa Miya-Jervis, Bitch Magazine • Molly Bennett and Holly Hanson • Elise Matthiesen • Barbara Sher • Lisa Richards • Kythryne Aisling and Amy Linari • Yvette McDonald • The LiveJournal Polyamory Community • West Delta Ladies' Club • Harriet Culver • Heather Spear & Dykes Do Drag • Sarah Larsen • Jaco and Ingrid • Frank and Lisa Richards • Chris Bridges • Becca Nelson • Aaron Hawkins • Kerry Nancarrow • eCrush • Erin Karper • Louise Lalonde • Sarah Riley • Caro Buccheim • Lisa D. Link • David K. • Soapbox Girls • Zaedryn Meade • Tim Chevalier


donations over $50 or volunteer equivalent

Jessica Fields • Robert Selverstone, Ph.D • Katie Saddlemire • In memory of Bettie Page • Lolita Wolf • Karoline Gostl • The Beltane Papers • Rebecca Pearson • Ronald Nigh • Nathan and Cheryl Sherman • Stacy Bias, • Babeland • Linda Morgan • Ann Will • Kristina Detmer • Anonymous from Alberta, Canada • Chris Hall • Elizabeth Wood


donations over $10 or volunteer equivalent

S. Bear Bergman in honor of Hanne Blank • Jennifer Jaynes • Gayle Bird Designs • David Chess • Sara Astruc • Melissa McCarthy • Lynn Hansen • Elizabeth Lundsten • Katie Mihaly • Stephanie Levi • Newt Ashman • Debra Mansperger • Susannah Indigo • Uther • Anne Semans and Cathy Winks • Early to Bed

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What's shiny & new?

Want to help out Scarleteen and get something nifty at the same time? As Scarleteen’s Artist in Residence, I've seen the huge amount of work that Scarleteen staff and volunteers dedicate towards helping our users every day -- around five million of them each year! -- and on an extremely minimal budget. I want to do what I can to help, and that's why I published two e-comics to benefit Scarleteen! There are a lot of ways to talk and learn about sex and relationships, and comics are no exception. Take a moment to look over both of these e-books to see if either, or both, strike your fancy! - Izzy



S.E.X. by Heather CorinnaS.E.X. by Heather Corinna"Geared towards 16-22-year-olds of any gender, S.E.X. covers the nuts and bolts of anatomy in a tone that's conversational, not cutesy…it's her holistic approach and deft handling of other heavy topics, from eating disorders to abuse, that make this book a must-read." - Bust Magazine

CLICK HERE to find out more about this popular in-depth, inclusive and positive sex, sexuality and relationships guide and where you can get one, or hop to Amazon to nab yours now.

My Scarleteen


Want live help from staff?


I will be a junior in high school next year, and because I've been lucky to stumble on a lot of really great sex-positive resources, I've learned I have a pretty strong interest in sexuality--as in, studying it/doing something in it as a career. However, getting information about this field is much more difficult than, say, engineering or law. What are jobs within this field, what are areas in college/majors you'd advise, and what are some ways I can get involved now, as a minor? My areas of interest are not really in the medical field--I'm more interested in counseling, giving advice, activism, and education

Also, do you have any advice for telling people about my interest? Right now the only person who knows is my boyfriend, because it's really difficult for me to trust most other people to not equivocate wanting to study sexuality with being obsessed with having sex. Esp my parents, who are politically liberal in every way except in their parenting. They ask me what I want to do with my life really often, and it's kinda stressful to not be able to talk to them.

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