If you’re looking for reliable, informative, and comprehensive sex education for adults, this is the place to start! Talking about sex with your doctor can be intimidating, and chatting with your girlfriends can be hit or miss – so rely on the professionals!
Continue reading for resources that go beyond the ‘use a condom’ or ‘don’t have sex because you will get pregnant and die’ talks we all got in school!
Vibrant’s Sexual Health Database
If you haven’t visited Vibrant’s Sexual Health resource page, you should check it out. We’ve covered essential sexual health topics on our website for informative and easy to understand reading.
Vibrant also carries a variety of books written about sex for some sexy late night reading for you and your partner(s). And don’t forget to subscribe to our blog for equally informative, yet hilariously candid, real-talk sex talk from professional sex educators and relationship writers.
The O.school is the perfect online intimate space to talk about sex and pleasure with personable and knowledgeable sex educators from all walks of life.
To join this platform, all you need to do is create a free account using an email address to access upcoming live streams taught by O.school sex education experts. The discussions are inclusive – with topics specific to the LGBTQIAP+ community, those with disabilities, alternative lifestylers, and everyone in between.
Sex Education Bloggers
For years I’ve had the pleasure of discovering numerous sex bloggers sharing their intimate experiences and thoughtful advice with the world. BDSM Master Orpheus Black provides expert & mature opinions on sex and alternative lifestyles.
Research sex experts and bloggers online and follow philosophies similar to your own interests and beliefs.
For medically accurate information and advice, Planned Parenthood is a fantastic sex education and sexual health resource for adults, teens, and parents. Whether you have questions about your relationship, sex life, sexuality, contraception, (and more), you can find answers on their website.
Browse through their comprehensive word glossary to help you have a more straightforward understanding of your body. They also have accessible chat options for asking your most pressing questions.
You can chat online or text “PPNOW” to 774636 (PPINFO) to get answers about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, STDs, and abortion.
Men & Women’s Magazines
You’ll find endless articles in Men’s & Women’s Magazines dishing out sex advice left and right. This abundance of sex “education” can be a double-edged sword at times.
While it thrills me as a sex writer to see that discussions surrounding sex are happening more frequently, I’ve noticed the tone of certain magazines can be somewhat skewed and potentially unhealthy for one’s self-esteem.
Steer clear of articles that focus too much on the way to satisfy your partners without addressing your own needs, and ones that push unrealistic sexual expectations and abilities.
Actual sexual health articles discussing functions of the body, sex culture, and those that provide awareness about issues such as sexual assault and STD/STI concerns are where you’ll get the best information.
And remember look for sex and body positive resources that focus on consensual and personal pleasure. These resources are going to make you FEEL good while you engage with them.
At Vibrant, sex positivity is something we continually strive to provide. Follow what feels good and feel yourself! Sex education can be fun!!