Useful Resources

  • AIM Healthcare is where sex workers and porn performers go when they need STD and HIV tests, counseling of all kinds, and help navigating the world of adult — it’s a maverick, breakthrough organization, providing a necessary resource for a previously ignored workforce. AIM not only provides resources and help, but they raise awareness about health and safety for the adult industry and beyond. Get info about testing and more, or just give your tax-free donations to one of the best causes in the world.
  • BISH Training UK based sex educator Justing Hancock’s comprehensive sex and relationships education site for young people is truly one of the best, and among the most respected sex ed sites for young people out there. Don’t miss his incredible Planet Porn education pack, a sex-positive, smart way to talk to young people about encountering porn.
  • GLBT National Help Center The GLNH is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. They provide telephone info, email info, referrals, & peer counseling for the GLBT communities. They have over 18,000 listings for the entire US, including groups, organizations, business, bars, doctors, lawyers, therapists, etc. Hours: M-F 4pm-Midnight, Sat noon-5pm (EST). (888) THE-GLNH, (888) 843-4564
  • The Guide to Getting It On! is my favorite all-around sex book, covering everything from sex and pregnancy to sex and disability, sex positions — practically everything (for heterosexual couples) imaginable. Their web site mirrors the casual and fun tone of the book, but also has tons of info in columns about sexual health, and sex and disability resources.
  • Magnet is a San Francisco based gay men’s sexual health clinic, and it’s awesome.
  • Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want To Be Girls Transgender male-to-female and cross-dressing resource: this is the pink taffeta spawn of Miss Veronica Vera, who has run the world’s first and only actual finishing school for boys who want to be girls, and has authored two of the finest how-to books on cross dressing in print. Her site is a gateway to the academy, but is also a fantastic resource. She has oodles of links and recommendations, and there’s even an option for phone lessons available on a variety of crossdressing subjects.
  • National Sexuality Resource Center A collection of online sexual lifestyle magazines chock full of mainstream sex content that isn’t full of stereotypes and typical Cosmo-Maxim sex garbage. Fun stuff, yet academic, and they’re deeply invested in advancing sexual literacy. They have an incredible religion and sexuality resource page. Also en Espanol at SexualidadesLatinas.org.
  • PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) – (415) 921-8850 (San Francisco), (202) 467-8181 (National)
  • Planned Parenthood STD testing information, nationally. Learn about sexual health, news, and refer your Spanish-speaking friends to PP’s site. Go here for up to date, factual safer sex info — I do not recommend Wikipedia because the safer sex page is constantly updated with factual errors and is subject to edit wars so can not be trusted as a permanent source of accurate safer sex info.
  • Queer Net Chat, message boards, discussions, and you can create your own discussions in this huge global network.
  • San Francisco Sex Information I can’t recommend this resource highly enough. Info on SFSI’s classes and their hotline for sex information (415) 989 SFSI. They also do email hotline info — drop them a line and ask them a question!
  • Scarleteen Very cool site of sex info for teens.
  • Transgender Forum This is the heart of all resources for (primarily) male-to-female trans info, advice, community and resources. I’ve learned a lot here and my trans friends and family swear by it. See also: their Resources page.
  • The Trevor Project is the leading national accredited organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. (866) 488-7386