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Weird (but normal) Body Facts

Our bodies are amazing and house many secrets! Are you curious to...

6 Questions to Help You Find the Right Birth Control for You

Are you curious about what birth control options are out there? Here...

Sexual Orientation: A Spectrum Of Attraction

PSA This Relationship Advice is Actually Genius

Relationships – whether they are with our family members, friends, or significant...

Native Women Just Can’t Anymore

Sex can be fun and empowering. However, some of us – especially...

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

What’s PrEP

PrEP makes preventing HIV easy. But, what is PrEP, and who is...

What you Need to know about your Vagina and Vulva

Have you ever looked at your body and wondered, “Is this normal?”...

Sexual Orientations Explained: Lesbian, Gay, Heterosexual and Bisexual

Wait what?! That’s what you do with lube?

A little-known fact is that lube can be a real game-changer when...

Does Size Really Matter?

As a teenager, we’re all consumed with similar worries. From wanting to...

Becoming Jane Doe

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

Access to Abortion

The overturning of Roe v. Wade has caused concern about safe access...

What is Roe v. Wade?

You might have heard about Roe v. Wade being “overturned.” This article...

There’s Heart Here

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

The Real Story about Dental Dams

Giving and receiving oral sex can be fun and feel good. But...

Heads Up: Sex Must Start with Consent

The idea of having sex can be both exciting and nerve-wracking! You...

Saying Yes or No: What Is Consent?

Getting Tested for HIV

If you’re thinking about getting tested for HIV, it’s normal to have...

Internal Condom Instructions

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

Consent And Communication

Condom Shopping Guide

Get the facts!

National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person’s Awareness Day

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

Consent Explained: What Is It?

What is the MMIW Movement?

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

Form Healthy Relationships with Trusted People

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

Top Signs Boys are in Puberty

Lateral Violence

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

Protect Your Peace from Toxic Relationships

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

Top Signs Girls are in Puberty

Supporting A Loved One

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

Talk About It

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

Taking Care of Your Body During Puberty

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

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

Is My Relationship Healthy?

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

Puberty: What Is Doctor Confidentiality?

Resources for Exploring your Sexual Identity

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

Helping a Friend Who’s Been Raped

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

Accessing Sexual Health Care for Minors

Creating Safe Spaces

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

Tips to be an Engaged Bystander

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

Bodies: Different Shapes and Sizes. All Beautiful!

Native VOICES episode 1

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

Native VOICES episode 2

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

Does Penis Size Really Matter?

Native VOICES Episode 3

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

Native VOICES Episode 4

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

Menstruation: What To Expect

Infant Immunization Week

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

Consent

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

Period Hygiene: Tampons, Pads and Menstrual Cups

Banana Pancakes

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

Honor LGBTQ2S People

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

How the Boner Grows

Randy George

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

Reese Tahmalwash

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

All About Getting Your Period

Shea Norris

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

Love

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

Masturbation: Totally Normal

When Your Friend is Distressed

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

Adoption: Deciding to Search for Your Birth Family

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

Puberty and Finding Out Who You Are

Are You Safe?

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

Arguing With Your Parents

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

BRAVE: Episode 5

Step-Families

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

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

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

BRAVE: Episode 2

Resolving an Argument or Disagreement

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

When Your Parents Break-Up

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

Sunhawk / Managing Stress

Overcoming Loneliness

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

Safe Body Language

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

Nadira / Reaching Out for Help at College

Meeting New People

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

Safe Online Chat

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

Healthy Relationships PSA

 

Communicating About Grief With Your Family and Friends

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

More Tips for Communicating Effectively

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

I Like the Minty ones

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

Listening to a Friend Who Needs You

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

Overcoming Shyness

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

Lived Experience: Ceci’s Story

Two Spirit: loved & accepted

Starting at a New School

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

Understanding Sexting

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

Lived Experience: Randy’s Story

LGBT: loved & accepted

Abusive Relationships

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

Losing Your Virginity

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

Lived Experience: Reese’s Story

LGBT: loved & accepted

Puberty – Common questions from girls

Please note: In this article, we are working towards using inclusive language....

STD Testing for Youth Under 18

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

A Gift from the Creator

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

Puberty – Common questions from guys

Please note: In this article, we are working towards using inclusive language....

STD/HIV Prevention Strategies for LGBTQ2S

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

Lived Experience: Shea’s Story

Two Spirit: loved & accepted.

When a Relationship is Ending

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

Maintaining a Happy Relationship

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

Warriors Against Violence Society

“Women’s Honour Song”

Girls Reproductive Anatomy

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

STDs

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

Healthy Realtionships

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

When Things Aren’t Working Out

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

Male Condoms

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

Native Love is Community

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

Guys Reproductive Anatomy

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

Assessing a Relationship

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

Native Love is Compassion

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

Managing Relationship Pressures

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

Steps to Putting on a Condom Correctly

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

Native Love is Respect

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

Masturbation

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

Sterilization

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

Reclaim the Fire

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

Withdrawal – Pulling Out

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

Being a Lesbian

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

STD Testing – How to Know if You Have an STD

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

Taking Care of Your Sexual Health

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

Safer Sex

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

Ready for Level 3?

Are you ready for level 3?

Talking to Your Partner About Protection

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

No Method: Wishing and Hoping

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

Native It Gets Better

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

Sex 101

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

Ten Things to Consider When Coming Out

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

To the Indigenous Women: A Poem by the 1491s

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

Oral Sex

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

Sexual Identity and Orientation

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

Traditional Stories of Sexual Health

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

The Shot – Depo

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

Pill, Patch or Ring

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

Condoms 101

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

Sexual Violence

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

Violence

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

Two Spirit

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

Pregnancy Options

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

Should I Get Tested?

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

Condoms 101

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

Top 10 Sex Myths

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

A Few Definitions: Gender and Sexual Identity

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

Two Spirit Project (Garni)

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

Preparing for Parenthood

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

Some Facts About Your First Time

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

Different Is Normal

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

Traditional Perspectives on Being LGBTQ2S

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

A Girl’s Guide to Sex Myths

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

Violence Against Women

Please contact your senators and representatives and urge them to pass a...

Protecting Yourself During Anal Sex

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

Sponge

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

Girls Could Be So Mean

It is hard to stand up for what you believe and the...

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