when i was 16

What was sex ed on the internet like when you were 16?
Make a video (you don't even need a camera), post it, & I'll give Scarleteen $5. <3 melissa

December 30, 2009 at 2:01pm

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December 22, 2009 at 12:52pm

Taylor Lindsay: “My contribution to @melissagira’s ‘When I was 16’. (crossposting from yfrog, thx, T.)

December 21, 2009 at 5:24pm

When I was 16, there was no internet.

I mean, none that anyone I actually knew would use. Although I’m roughly the same age as MGG and Heather Corrina of Scarleteen, the internet didn’t gain popular usage until much later than in Australia than the US.

When I finally got online though, I’d been doing various sex ed, survivor support, sex worker rights and queer health organizing for years; so the first thing I looked for was how overseas groups were using it to raise awareness of those issues.

One of the first sites I came across was Scarleteen, which I got all OMG about, because it covers all the things that youth in groups here keep asking about after they’ve have the sex ed in school which supposedly covers everything.

— Material World


How to make a video without a camera →

A guide from Tactical Tech.

December 19, 2009 at 4:33pm

When I was 16, there was no Scarleteen (which is the best place on the internet to learn about sex, by and for young people of all genders & orientations).

So for every video you make in response to this one, about what sex ed was like on the internet when you were 16, I’ll give $5 to Scarleteen.

(You have to make it and submit it by December 30, and I’m pledging up to $250.)