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Internal Condom Instructions

***Remember to always check the expiration date and package of any condom...

Condom Shopping Guide

Get the facts!

Sexual Orientation: A Spectrum Of Attraction

National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person’s Awareness Day

Indigenous people have long experienced disproportionately high rates of violence compared to...

What is the MMIW Movement?

MMIW stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. It’s a movement that...

Sex Assigned at Birth and Gender Identity: What Is The Difference?

Form Healthy Relationships with Trusted People

Coping with trauma on your own can be difficult. Think of the...

Lateral Violence

What is Lateral Violence? Lateral violence- also called internalized colonialism or horizontal...

Sexual Orientations Explained: Lesbian, Gay, Heterosexual and Bisexual

Protect Your Peace from Toxic Relationships

What does it mean to protect your peace? Protecting your peace means...

Supporting A Loved One

It can be painful watching those we love struggle. We may feel...

Becoming Jane Doe

Alara, an Athabaskan and Tlingit transwoman, found her gender identity through drag....

Talk About It

Does the idea of giving a friend negative feedback about their behavior...

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

We all have relationships with a variety of people, including friends, boyfriends,...

There’s Heart Here

Roller derby champion. Activist. Cyclist. Follow three indigenous members of the Two...

Is My Relationship Healthy?

All relationships exist on a spectrum from healthy to abusive with unhealthy...

Resources for Exploring your Sexual Identity

Your sexual orientation will emerge over time, probably little by little. Don’t...

Saying Yes or No: What Is Consent?

Helping a Friend Who’s Been Raped

Getting support from people they love and trust can be invaluable for...

Creating Safe Spaces

While the perpetrators of violence (like intimate partner violence, domestic violence, or...

Consent And Communication

Tips to be an Engaged Bystander

Leading up to every violent incident (be it intimate partner violence, domestic...

Native VOICES episode 1

50 Shades of Grey? Nah, try 50 Shades of Native VOICES! The...

Consent Explained: What Is It?

Native VOICES episode 2

Winter is here and so is snagging season. Use condom sense and...

Native VOICES Episode 3

We R Native. We R Proud. Accept Yourself. Protect Yourself. Tune in...

Top Signs Boys are in Puberty

Native VOICES Episode 4

We all care about protecting ourselves and the ones we love. Embrace...

Infant Immunization Week

To promote the importance and achievements of vaccines, especially in protecting the...

Top Signs Girls are in Puberty

Consent

People often think consent is only important when it comes to sex....

Banana Pancakes

February is the month of love and a time to recognize that...

Taking Care of Your Body During Puberty

Honor LGBTQ2S People

Protect yourself and your family from suicide. Statistics show the risk of...

Randy George

My name is Randy T George. I’m 27, full blooded Native. I’m...

Puberty: What Is Doctor Confidentiality?

Reese Tahmalwash

I am Reese Tahmalwash, I’m from the northwest, am a member of...

Shea Norris

My name is Shea Norris, I’m 23 years old and I come...

Accessing Sexual Health Care for Minors

Love

The first time I fell in love, I didn’t have the foresight...

When Your Friend is Distressed

When one of your friends is really upset, it can be a...

Bodies: Different Shapes and Sizes. All Beautiful!

Adoption: Deciding to Search for Your Birth Family

If you are adopted, it is possible that you might not know...

Are You Safe?

At times we underestimate the amount of danger we could be in...

Does Penis Size Really Matter?

Arguing With Your Parents

Don’t get along with your parents or guardians? Often arguing and feel...

Step-Families

You might face a range of issues when you become part of...

Menstruation: What To Expect

When You Need Help: Your Family Can be There for You

Sometimes when you go through a tough time, you may need someone...

Resolving an Argument or Disagreement

It is normal to argue or disagree with people. Everyone experiences some...

Period Hygiene: Tampons, Pads and Menstrual Cups

When Your Parents Break-Up

As family relationships change, there may be a lot of adjusting to...

Overcoming Loneliness

If you are feeling socially awkward, there are things you can do...

How the Boner Grows

Safe Body Language

Using body language, like eye contact, posture, facial expressions or touch, can...

Meeting New People

Meeting new people can be a lot of fun. It can be...

All About Getting Your Period

Safe Online Chat

Meeting people with similar interests can be fun and exciting, and it’۪s...

Communicating About Grief With Your Family and Friends

After someone dies, it can be hard for everyone to adjust. Family...

Masturbation: Totally Normal

More Tips for Communicating Effectively

Tip #1: Use ‘I’ statements. An “I” statement is a way of...

Listening to a Friend Who Needs You

Friends are often the first people that we turn to when we’re...

Puberty and Finding Out Who You Are

Overcoming Shyness

Shyness is usually associated with being quiet, insecure, and/or socially anxious. Being...

Starting at a New School

Whatever your reason, moving into a new school can be an intimidating...

BRAVE: Episode 5

Understanding Sexting

Sexting is the term used to describe the exchange of nude images...

Abusive Relationships

Not all relationships work out, no matter how much we might want...

BRAVE: Episode 2

Losing Your Virginity

It seems like everyone talks about sex; your friends, characters on TV,...

Puberty – Common questions from girls

Puberty is when your body starts to change as you move from...

Sunhawk / Managing Stress

STD Testing for Youth Under 18

Getting tested for STIs and HIV is important for everyone. Once we...

Puberty – Common questions from guys

Puberty is when your body starts to change as you move from...

Nadira / Reaching Out for Help at College

STD/HIV Prevention Strategies for LGBTQ2S

It is important to know that the most common symptom of a...

When a Relationship is Ending

Over time, your interests might change. You can grow apart from or...

Healthy Relationships PSA

 

Maintaining a Happy Relationship

Even when a relationship is going good, it’s important to work at...

Girls Reproductive Anatomy

Here are some answers to common questions about the female anatomy, including...

I Like the minty ones

  Native VOICES – the best sex ed videos you’ll every watch...

STDs

STDs, also known as sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...

When Things Aren’t Working Out

Like any relationship, there can be times that you argue or go...

Lived Experience: Ceci’s Story

Two Spirit: loved & accepted

Male Condoms

Condoms are thin sheaths most often made out of latex (rubber). Male...

Guys Reproductive Anatomy

Does size really matter? Many boys worry about the size and shape...

Lived Experience: Randy’s Story

LGBT: loved & accepted

Assessing a Relationship

Sometimes relationships work well and are easy, and other times they can...

Managing Relationship Pressures

When you’re in a sexual or romantic relationship, you might experience different...

Lived Experience: Reese’s Story

LGBT: loved & accepted

Steps to Putting on a Condom Correctly

Check the date on the condom. Make sure it hasn’t expired. If...

Masturbation

Most people do it – yet so many people worry about it!...

A Gift from the Creator

LGBTQ-Two Spirit: You are a gift from the Creator. You are part...

Sterilization

For women sterilization includes a surgical procedure that permanently blocks her fallopian...

Withdrawal – Pulling Out

Withdrawal is when the man pulls his penis out of the vagina...

Lived Experience: Shea’s Story

Two Spirit: loved & accepted.

Being a Lesbian

Women usually describe themselves as lesbian when they find that they are...

Taking Care of Your Sexual Health

If you’re sexually active, it’s important to regularly visit a health care...

Warriors Against Violence Society

“Women’s Honour Song”

Safer Sex

Safer sex reduces our risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD)....

Talking to Your Partner About Protection

The thought of talking to a partner about sex makes a lot...

Healthy Realtionships

The Merrill Middle School students put together a video highlighting what they...

No Method: Wishing and Hoping

Wishing and hoping is not really a method. It doesn’t work! How...

Sex 101

People define “sex” in different ways. The dictionary defines it as “sexually...

Native Love is Community

Alaska is home to 229 federally recognized tribes. Of those tribes operating...

Ten Things to Consider When Coming Out

If you’re considering telling your family and friends that you’re gay, lesbian,...

Oral Sex

Oral sex is using one’s mouth to stimulate a partner’s genitals. Just...

Native Love is Compassion

Raelyn Rodriguez is a member of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians...

Sexual Identity and Orientation

Your sexual orientation is a reflection of your sexual and emotional feelings...

The Shot – Depo

The Shot, or Depo- Provera®, contains a large dose of a progestin...

Native Love is Respect

Justin Secakuku is a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and...

Pill, Patch or Ring

What is it and how does it work to prevent pregnancy? Hormones...

Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is any type of sexual activity where one (or more)...

Reclaim the Fire

A video written by the youth of Rosebud to address the issues...

Violence

Violence occurs when one person uses power and control over another through...

Pregnancy Options

If you’re pregnant, you have three options to think about — abortion,...

STD Testing – How to Know if You Have an STD

How do you know if you have an STD? There’s only one...

Should I Get Tested?

You might be wondering if you need a test for sexually transmitted...

Top 10 Sex Myths

MYTH #10: If I use birth control, I don’t need to worry...

Ready for Level 3?

Are you ready for level 3?

A Few Definitions: Gender and Sexual Identity

Biological Sex: Your biological sex is the way your body was made. Most...

Preparing for Parenthood

Having a baby means making changes in your life. These can be...

Native It Gets Better

Here’s my personal vlog about being queer in today’s world! This is...

Some Facts About Your First Time

You might have a lot of questions about what your first time...

Traditional Perspectives on Being LGBTQ2S

For the most part, our modern mainstream society divides gender into two...

To the Indigenous Women: A Poem by the 1491s

Raise Awareness and Help End the Epidemic of Violence against Native Women...

A Girl’s Guide to Sex Myths

It’s easy to be confused about sex. There are so many mixed...

Protecting Yourself During Anal Sex

Anal sex involves inserting one partner’۪s penis into another partner’۪s anus. It...

Traditional Stories of Sexual Health

Joey Criddle is a Two Spirit man fighting with other LGBTQ Native...

Sponge

The Sponge is a soft plastic (polyurethane) sponge that is worn in...

Two-Spirit Reference Books

Check out a a few of these books that could be helpful...

Condoms 101

How you store your condoms is just as important as how you...

A Guy’s Guide to Sex Myths

Rumors and myths about sex are everywhere. Between what you hear from...

Long Distance Relationships

Long distance relationships can be any type of relationship, including family, romantic...

Two Spirit

Two Spirited people have both a male and female spirit in them.

Protecting Yourself During Oral Sex

It is possible to get HIV and other STDs during oral sex...

Abstinence

Abstinence means not having sex (that means NO vaginal, oral, or anal...

Condoms 101

Before you put it on Here are some tips on what you...

Looking After Your Child

Because the first years of a child’s life are the most important...

Protecting Yourself During Vaginal Sex

Vaginal sex happens when a partner’s penis is inserted into another partner’s...

Two Spirit Project (Garni)

Garni (Blackfoot Nation) talks about coming out as a lesbian and her...

STD Testing FAQ

Why Should I Get an STD Test? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs, also...

Ways to Prevent STDs and Pregnancy

Different prevention methods suit different people. The best choice is what feels...

Different Is Normal

Changing bodies  Being different is normal.You don’t need to worry about whether...

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