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The (Good) Fight Against STDs

By John Lim, Huckleberry Peer Youth Peer Educator What can you do to defend yourself against STD’s? Anyone from any background can encounter a STD, but there are weapons in your arsenal to defend... Read More

Building a Healthy Relationship with Your Parents

By Carmen Yu, Huckleberry Youth Peer EducatorBelieve it or not, your parents can be a helpful resource to learn more about dating, sex, stress, school, reproductive health…the list doesn’t end. Most t... Read More

Why My Mom is My "Go-To" Person for Advice

By Carolina I've never had a relationship with someone that I can trust, or that would stay no matter what was said. In the past, I've felt judged and abandandoned when I've opened up. I never re... Read More

Why Sex Ed is Important in Oakland Schools

By Ervin Lopez, Young Men's Organizer* and TeenSource Guest BloggerI come from a small town called Alameda where everyone knows each other. You can feel the safety in this community when you can walk ... Read More

Think You're in Love? Relationships 101

 By Rocio, Peer Health Educator There will come a time in your life when you fall in love; I mean REALLY fall in love. And you're just never the same person after that---I mean that in the best w... Read More

3 Tips to Give Your Parents on Having "The Talk"

By Arlington, Peer Health Educator Talking to your parents about sex isn't easy for anyone, not even for them! If you want to get the topic out in the open but don't feel like starting the conversatio... Read More

The Ins and Outs of Consent

We’ve all heard the term ‘consent,’ thrown around, but what exactly does it mean? By definition, consent is the permission for something to happen or agreement to do something. In an ideal world, ever... Read More

Are we ready? Tips for having "the talk"

By Leslie, TeenSource Peer EducatorIt's a Saturday night and your partner wants to have "the talk" about having sex. However, you don't know if you're ready.Here are some things to look for before you... Read More

Getting Tested and Having that Conversation

  My name is Natalie and I am a junior in high school. I want to share a story with you that I am passionate about: Going into this past school year I didn’t have a lot of experience ... Read More