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Sexual health on social media: the bits your high school sex ed class left out

A helpful list of Youtubers, Insta accounts and Tik Tokkers who provide engaging, positive, and inclusive sexual health information. If you have questions, these accounts have answers.

Social media can be a great resource for information on sex and sexual health, serving it up to you in fun and easily understandable snippets of edutainment (education/entertainment).

Often, it is the stuff that didn’t get covered in your sex ed class at school. As Vice pointed out, it is also serving as an important place for educating younger generations on things that otherwise don’t get discussed.

The list of accounts below cover just about every topic you could think of in honest, real, and non-shameful ways. It is by no means a definitive list of the accounts out there for you to follow, but it’s a good starting place.

Happy viewing.

Sexplanations Dr. Lindsey Doe is a clinical sexologist who has amassed almost 1 million Youtube subscribers, and over 200 million views of her videos that take a shame-free, comprehensive approach to educating on everything sex. She has a lot of good playlists covering everything from anatomy, pleasure and LGBTQIA+ content.

Sex + – Laci Green started her Youtube channel in 2008, and has been making highly watchable, engaging, and useful videos ever since. She covers a big range of topics, making sure to cover LGBTQIA+ issues along the way . We recommend her Sex+ series which kicks off with Consent 101.

@AmoderntherapistDr Justin Pruder is a licensed psychologist whop works with teenagers. He makes funny and relatable videos centering around therapy and strategies to improve mental health and understanding.

@s3xtheorywithdemi Demi Whitnell’s Instagram is chock full of LGBTQIA+ content and positive sex education from a queer/non-binary identity. Also has a podcast S3xTheory with Demi & Friends that you can find on Spotify.

Hannah Witton – Hannah Witton’s Youtube videos feature candid conversations about sex and her advocacy for normalising chronic illness and invisible disabilities in a welcoming and engaging way. She goes into detail about her own health issues and how it intersects with her own disability. Her Disability, Sex, Relationships and Dating roundtable is a particularly good watch.

@CallaghansQuestions – A TikTok creator who is on a mission to answer everyone’s health questions. Also has a YouTube by the same name. She is a secondary teacher and does anonymous Q&A videos, sites her sources, and the questions are mostly submitted by young people and often ask about sex, body image, body development and mental health.

@Dr.staci.t – Dr Staci Tanouye is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and sexual health educator whose Tik Tok videos cover a wide range of topics. She has a large following and provides plenty of insights and tips.

@sexelducation – Emily Depasse is a writer and researcher. Her Instagram is a high watermark for positive and non-shameful information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

@Itsrubibish1 – Rubi uses Tik Tok to provide tips and discussion around genital hygiene and sexual preparation for men, as well as a lot of positive LGBTQIA+ content.

Mama Doctor Jones – Dr Danielle Jones is a certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has over 1 million Youtube subscribers and is an expert on periods, pregnancy, & science communication. While her videos might be more relevant for young women, we think there are some good insights in there for guys to know as well.Start by watching: ObGyn Reacts to 1950s Sex Ed.

@iheartericka – Ericka Hart is a qualified sex educator and breast cancer survivor whose Instagram feed offers great messaging and representations about visibility, bodies, and identity.

@Itskatiehaan – Katie Haan says she is on a mission to debunk sexual health myths, one Tik Tok at a time. She covers everything from STIs, to safe sex and relationships.

Bonus bits

While researching for this article we found other resources that are just as good but didn’t quite fit in above. Here are some more bits to check out:

  • Sex Etc. – A website with sexual health information, written for teens, by teens.
  • 94.9 Joy FM radio – A national treasure when it comes to LGBTQIA+ identity and queer-focused media in Australia and based right here in Melbourne! They have shows and podcasts providing discussions on sexual health. Find them here.
  • What’s involved in a sexual health check in Australia – A video from Alfred Health that shows what getting a chlamydia check looks like. Produced and filmed by young people for young people.
  • About contraception – A video from Family Planning Victoria that provides comprehensive information about contraception and safe sex.
  • Sexual Diversity in Aboriginal Sexual Health – A video by Young Deadly Free that features discussions about LGBTIQA+ Aboriginals and their experiences with health care.
  • All about STIs: educational animation for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. – Another video from Young Deadly Free about STIs for young Aboriginal people.

The internet doesn’t have all the answers.

If you need support or advice relating to your sexual health, call Nurse Vicki, Inspiro’s sexual health nurse, on 9738 8801, or email vicki.reddick@inspiro.org.au

 

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