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Sexuality and Sexual Pleasure: Recommended Resources

Check out these websites for factual and fun information.

  • Scarleteen (scarleteen.com). Start your search at this independent, highly regarded sexuality education site. Though aimed at young people, it’s useful for everyone. The staffed, moderated message boards are a lively place to ask and answer questions.

  • My Sex Professor (mysexprofessor.com). A group blog founded by Debby Herbenick, a research scientist at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of Because It Feels Good: A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Pleasure & Satisfaction. My Sex Professor features smart coverage of gender and sexuality issues in the news.

  • Betty Dodson with Carlin Ross (dodsonandross.com). Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross are intergenerational sex-positive feminists whose dialogue on sexuality and feminism entertains and educates. They’re funny and topical and will make you feel at home.
  • Kinsey Institute (kinseyinstitute.org). Located at Indiana University, the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction works toward advancing sexual health and knowledge worldwide. The archives include research going back to 1941; check kinseyconfidential.org for blogs, podcasts, and daily updates.

  • SIECUS (siecus.org). The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States educates, advocates, and informs. SIECUS helps schools and communities develop comprehensive sexuality education curricula and educates policy makers about the importance of providing accurate information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.
Excerpted from the 2011 edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves. © 2011, Boston Women's Health Book Collective.


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