Trusted Sources

Local is an organization devoted to creating healthy relationships and providing support and information to those looking for it. The website and their 24-hour live chat line are confidential! Because not all relationships are healthy, and it’s a hard subject to talk about it, going to places like is a great, safe way for you to learn more and get the support you might be looking for.

MN Family Planning + STD Hotline

This is a great website that lets you connect with health educators to answer your questions or hear any concerns you have related to sexual health. You can chat online, text in your questions or even call and talk with someone. They provide accurate information and are confidential!


Scarleteen is an online sex education and support organization created for teens and young adults. You can find information on how sex and sexual health relates to you. Scarleteen has been online since 1998, which means they are great at giving teens and young adults the answers, advice and support you’re looking for. You can ask questions and read articles on everything from how to use condoms, to ways of communicating with your partner, to what it’s like to have sex for the first time.

TeensHealth is a website with straightforward information on a variety of topics that affect teens and young adults. There’s a whole section on sexual health that provides information on every kind of STI/STD, different types of birth control, sexual harassment, sexual orientation and more.

Sex, Etc.

Sex, Etc. is a website that is “by teens, for teens.” You can get your questions answered, take quizzes, join in on forums and get the facts on tons of different topics. They cover things like body image, sexual health, and LGBTQ topics. You can read the blog, watch videos and even call their different hotlines.


Bedsider is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization. Bedsider is not funded by pharmaceutical companies. Or the government. Bedsider is totally independent and the info on it is honest and unbiased. Our goal is to help women find the method of birth control that’s right for them and learn how to use it consistently and effectively, and that's it.