Education, Information, and Networking
Scarleteen: “Sex ed for the real world; inclusive, comprehensive, and smart sexuality information and help for teens and 20s”
Gender Equity Center at Berkeley– Great resource for definitions LGBTQAI
Fetlife: Social network for the BDSM/kink community
Tiny Nibbles – Journalist and author Violet Blue’s site for sex and tech news, accurate sex info, erotica and more.
Reid About Sex – Reid Mihalko, sex and relationship role model and educator
Vermont Alternative Sexuality Education (VASE): “dedicated to making a safe place in the world for anyone who identifies as having a sexuality out of ‘the mainstream’”
New England Leather Alliance (NELA) – NELA is an organization dedicated to making a safe place in the world for all leather/fetish/sm people through education, advocacy, and charitable giving.
Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony – M.E.S.H’s goal is to create a holistic integration of sex and identity and (re)build a stronger community united with a sex positive awareness. Find out about our annual “M.E.S.H-in” conference, Rocky Horror Picture Show (queered-up/sex positive), and other edu-taining events on FaceBook.
Queer Community Resources
RU12?: Celebrates, educates, and advocates with and for LGBTQ Vermonters
Outright Vermont: Vermont’s queer youth organization
Pride Center Vermont: Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is New England’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters. HIV testing.
Maine TransNet– Support for Maine’s Transgender Community
Compass– New England’s resource for FTM’s
Portland (Maine) OutRight – FaceBook page of regular events in Portland, ME
Harbour Masters– Portland ME Gay KinK community
SAGE – is a national organization that provides Services & Advocacy for GLBT elders, with a local Portland Maine based group.
Sexual Health Resources
Planned Parenthood, Portland ME – Provides abortion and birth control services, HIV and STD testing, LGBT services, etc
Vermont People With AIDS Coalition: A community of peers who seek to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV and AIDS
Vermont CARES: works for and with Vermonters affected by HIV/AIDS to promote wellbeing through a continuum of prevention, support, and advocacy services
Portland Community Free Clinic – Provides low income health care to Mainers, free STI + HIV testing
Frannie Peabody Center – Portland Maine based – dedicated to providing comprehensive assistance to people living with HIV and Aids.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLESN) – “Our Mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”
Sex Out Loud: Tristan Tiramino Podcast by feminist writer and sex positive educator. Covering topics including sex education and sexual health, erotic fantasies, BDSM, non-monogamy, the adult industry, and more.
Why Are People Into That?: Through conversations between host Tina Horn and her guests, YAPIT explores science, psychology, social justice, and history as well as scintillating stories and tips for exploration.
Savage Love: Dan Savage’s weekly sex advice and information (mostly Dan’s opinions) podcast -It’s like reading the advice columns, but better. Not to be taken too seriously.
Sex Nerd Sandra: Jan loves Sandra! Podcast featuring sexy, positive, nerdy, expert info on sex- she interviews all sorts of fabulous pros!
The Whorecast with SiouxsiQ: Podcast “sharing stories, art, and voices of American sex workers”
Oh Joy Sex Toy: Awesome weekly webcomic reviewing sex toys and illustrating information on sexual health
SlipShine: “Comics for people who think sex is FANTASTIC”
Oglaf: Strange, funny, beautiful, sexy webcomic
Love Me Nice: A long-form comic taking place in a world where Toons and humans co-exist
Chester 5000: An erotic comic set in a Victorian/Edwardian past
Try It You’ll Like It!: A sex-positive how-to comic, geared toward the kink community
My Milkweed: Tumblr for a talented sex-positive comic artist
Rosalarian: Website for the burlesque performer and comic artist behind an impressive number of sexy longform and shortform comic creations
You Suck: Webcomic about a horny college-age girl and her succubus friend
Filthy Figments: Collections of erotic comics by women artists; sex positive and queer friendly
Girls With Slingshots: sex-positive and queer friendly webcomic
Rooster Tails: a New Zealand transman comic blog
Porn for Everyone: Free, queer-centric online porn
Crashpad: Queer, feminist porn series
Indie Porn Revolution: “Subversive smut made by ladies, artists, and queers”
Freedom Porn: Driven by submitters, a porn site for anarchists and activists.
Lust Cinema Spanish porn director Erika Lust featuers her films alongside huge and growing stable of female pornographers from all over the world (including Tristan Taormino, Maria Beatty and others)
Pink Label Queer-owner hub for streaming porn of all genders and orientations
Trouble Films Courtney Trouble’s independent queer porn film empire
Trannywood Pictures – San Francisco based, safe sex, educational and porn production company bringing together a diversity of trans and other queer men.
Bondage resources online:
Twisted Monk– Shows a wide selection of how-to videos, products, and rope care.
Two Knotty Boys -San Francisco’s popular dynamic duo of rope bondage instruction, rigging and performance.
Ropetopia– Really impressive, flashy, but gorgeous rope work.
Innovative Fiber Arts Vermont– My personal favorite- they make realistic, easy to follow, awesome tying videos and information
Red Thread – Our own hand-made leather gear – Suspenders, cuffs, and collars.
Friends of Rocket
Wiggoddess: Wigs and makeovers for all your beauty and drag needs
Oh My! Sensuality Shop: Great shop in Northampton, MA
Dandelioness Herbals: Self-care and community health in Central Vermont
Étaín Boutique – Étaín is an underthings sanctuary for all! By fostering a safer space for the exploration of lingerie, we aim to empower the individual and to undermine conventional beauty standards. Portland, ME
CS Boutique – Portland Maine’s Sex toy store that we love!
Cat Bates – Bondage themed jewelry