Sexual Health Resources

General Sexual Health

  • The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health through an interrelated program of social science research, policy analysis and public education designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate, promote sound policy and program development and, ultimately, inform individual decision-making. It includes extensive state-by-state information regarding policies and laws around sexual and reproductive health.
  • Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US (SIECUS). This organization provides sexuality information for teens, parents, schools, religious institutions and policy makers.
  • It’s Your (Sex) Life: The content for this online Sexual Education/Health booklet was provided by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation as part of an ongoing public education partnership with MTV.
  • NFPRHA is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to assure access to voluntary, confidential, comprehensive, culturally sensitive family planning and reproductive health-care services and to support reproductive freedom for all.
  • Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. They have more than 860 health centers nationwide and have a fairly extensive website which assists someone in locating their nearest facility.
  • The Kinsey Institute is a reputable source for up-to-date information on human sexuality.
  • EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world.  They do this by sharing expertise in sexual and reproductive health.  They promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights for better, healthier lives.
  • Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.  Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.
  • Scarleteen Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships education and support organization and website. Scarleteen contains over 2,000 original comprehensive sexuality, health and relationship articles, guides, factsheets and in-depth advice answers, extensive external resource lists for each topical section of the site and a collective blog.
  • If you are trying to look at ongoing projects concerning female reproductive health technologies, the Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP)  is the right place. The goals of the RHTP are to advance reproductive genetic technologies, health and wellness, contraception, and abortion. The website provides detailed background information on these subjects and highlights current research that researchers are conducting in these areas.

LGBTQIA+ Sexual Health

  • GLADD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
  • It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn't easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. In fulfilling this mission, we will remain true to our heritage by fighting homophobia and affirming the individual dignity of all gay men and lesbians.
  • The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) advocates for freedom of gender expression.  They promote the understanding and acceptance of All people: Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Straight, Butch, Femme, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course — you!
  • BiResource is an international organization providing education about and support for bisexual and progressive issues. Includes sections on Bisexual Resources, Pamphlets about bisexuality, Bisexual Health and Bisexual Groups Listing Online.
  • The mission of American Institute of Bisexulaity is to encourage, support and assist research, education and public knowledge and awareness about bisexuality through programs likely to make a material difference.
  • The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female
  • Trans Student Educational Resources is the only national organization led entirely by transgender youth. TSER is dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.
  • The Asexual Visibility and Education Network hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike.

Sexual Decision Making

  • Making Healthy Sexual Decisions come from the Center for Young Women's Health and provides information for women to think about as the make decisions around whether or not to be sexually active.
  • Ready or not? Sex Readiness Checklist on Scarleteen 

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)

  • The American Social Health Association is a non-profit organization that has advocated on behalf of patients to help improve public health outcomes since 1914. They have extensive sexually transmitted disease information. You will find the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions, find referrals, join support groups, and get access to in-depth information about sexually transmitted diseases.
  • The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is the U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN produces, collects, catalogs, processes, stocks, and disseminates materials and information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB. All NPIN services are designed to facilitate sharing of information and resources on education and prevention services, published materials, research findings, and trends among users.
  • The CDC offers current STD information, fact sheets, statistics and more on the latest trends of a variety of health issues in the US. This page discusses specifically SITs.
  • Planned Parenthood is a great resource for most sexual topics, and especially STI's. The website has a list of STI's and clicking on them leads to information about the STI, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. It also has information on how to have safer sex and avoid getting STI's.

Sexual Pleasure & Erotica

  • OMGYes OMGYes is developed by a group of researchers, filmmakers, engineers, designers, educators and sexologists who are passionate about making an honest, practical resource about women's pleasure. OMGYes is for anybody who cares about women's sexual pleasure and wants to explore it even more.
  • The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health The CSPH envisions a world where pleasure is viewed as an integral part of sexual health and people can engage in open dialogue about sexuality without fear or shame.Since 2009, The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health has been home to an interdisciplinary team, ensuring that their work addresses the physical, emotional, and mental needs that arise within the complex intersections of health and pleasure.
  • SexInfo 101 is a site that strives to be the “one stop spot” for sex tips and dating advice! Includes the following sections: Sex Tips (alternative sex, foreplay, improving sex, new to sex, pleasing wo/men, sex toys), Sex Positions, Sexual Health, Message Boards and Sex Polls. The site is pleasure focused, but only discusses hetero sex.
  • Good Vibrations is a diverse, woman-focused retailer providing access to sex-positive products and accurate sex information in order to enhance our customers' sex lives and to promote healthy attitudes about sex.My Pleasure
  • Early to Bed describes itself as a retail and web store providing people with high quality sex toys at fair prices in a women-oriented, guy-friendly atmosphere.
  • Babeland is a store that opened in 1993 in response to the lack of women-friendly sex shops. The store offers top quality products and most of all information and encouragement to women who want to explore their sexuality.
  • My Pleasure has an online store which sells sex toys for men and women. The site has a wonderful educational component to it as well.
  • The Better Sex website by the Sinclair Institute is the leading source of sexual health products for adults who want to improve the quality of intimacy and sex in their relationships.
  • Eve’s Garden was created to empower women to celebrate their sexuality as a positive, nourishing and creative force in their lives. An outgrowth of the Women’s Rights Movement, Eve’s Garden seeks to erase the sense of shame and guilt experienced by countless women as a result of a society that historically condemns the sexual nature of women as sinful. Our version of “Eve” is a transformation from a fallen, shamed woman to a strong, powerful woman proud of her strength, sensitivity, and sexuality.
  • The Erotica Readers & Writers Association, dedicated to readers and writers of erotica since 1996, is an international community of women and men interested in the provocative world of erotica and sexuality. We host an active e-mail discussion list for readers and authors, a monthly newsletter, and a Blog. Their website serves as a resource site for original erotic fiction, articles and commentaries, calls for submissions, and publishing opportunities. For sensualists, they list a wide variety of adult movies, offer sex toy information, and provide an adult forum focusing on sexual issues, activities and relationships.


  • US National Library of Medicine: HIV/AIDS Information.
  • Formed in 1971, Family Health International is a leader among nonprofit international public health organizations, managing research and field activities in more than 70 countries to meet the public health needs of some of the world's most vulnerable people.
  • UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, brings together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations to the global AIDS response.

HPV Vaccine

  • In-depth product information by the designers and distributors of the HPV Vaccine.
  • The CDC’s sponsored website for HPV Vaccine questions and answers.
  • The MedicineNet website has very thorough information on Gardasil, the HPV vaccine. It discusses what the vaccine does, the side effects, and the series of shots. Although not mentioned on the website, Gardasil is offered at Dick's House and women in New Hampshire can get Gardasil for free if they are 18 or under.


  • Helpful chart for birth control comparisons.
  • Planned Parenthood is a great resource for most sexual topics, including methods of contraception. The website has a list of methods and clicking on them leads to information about each method, their effectiveness, how to use them, advantages, disadvantages, and more.
  • The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), a reliable public health resource, has information, posters, and pamphlets available for download on the effectiveness of various birth control methods.
  • Bedsider Bedsider is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Power to Decide works to ensure that every young person has the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant—increasing their opportunity to pursue the future they want.

Emergency Contraception


  • Abortion Clinics OnLine (ACOL) is a directory service comprised of websites of over 400 providers of abortion services and other reproductive healthcare.
  • The Center for Reproductive Rights is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting and defending women’ reproductive rights, worldwide.
  • For more than 30 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the nation's leading advocate for privacy and a woman's right to choose by fighting to protect the pro-choice values of freedom and privacy.
  • The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. They believe that women should be trusted to make private medical decisions in consultation with their health care providers. NAF currently offers quality training and services to abortion providers and unbiased information and referral services to women.
  • Exhale was created by and for women who have abortions. Exhale offers a free, After-Abortion Talkline that provides emotional support, resources and information. The talkline is available to women and girls who have had abortions and to their partners, friends, allies and family members. All calls are completely confidential and counselors are non-judgmental.

Sexual Assault, Stalking & Relationship Violence

  • Dartmouth College has many services and options for students who have experienced stalking, relationship violence or sexual assault. The link we have provided gets you to the place with the most updated and comprehensive information for students.
  • Located in Lebanon, NH, WISE is our local service provider for victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. It's mission is to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking to become safe and self-reliant through crisis intervention and support services. They provide personal services and community education as well as a 24-hour crisis line (1-866-348-9473).
  • The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) provides a wide range of information on sexual assault statistics, risk reduction, side effects, and legal issues. It also tells you how to recognize sexual assault and how to report it, providing links and resources with additional information. It even operates its own 24/7 sexual assault hotline! You may also be able to find some volunteer opportunities through the website.