The Mission

The aim of this website is to fill a hole (wink wink) in the current sex education resources available online. There are plenty of places to find medical and statistical information about sex, but those aren’t super inviting or user-friendly. And there are some amazing sex positive websites, but they tend to be more niche. I wanted to create a resource that contained both necessary medical knowledge about safe sex and inclusive information about healthy sexualities. I wanted to provide a thorough, frank, humorous, and, ultimately, accessible resource for teenagers and adults. Above all, I wanted this to be the resource I wish I’d had when I was 16.

The Author

Sara Dueck. I’m an over-educated millennial with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Medieval Studies. In lieu of any real training in sex education, I have all my adult years worth of reading feminist theory and I’m super duper qualified to research shit.

This is the part where I officially make my disclaimer. I’ve done my best to ensure that all of the information I’ve published here is carefully researched using reputable sources. I’ve provided links to those sources where possible. I’ve tried to cover a wide range of topics that I believe are both relevant and necessary for discussions about sexual health and sexuality. However, some of these topics are beyond my range of expertise. If you are in need of actual medical, emotional, or psychological attention, please contact emergency services or a qualified professional in your area.

Hit Me Up

Sex and The Rest is always down to provide a platform for new stories and voices. Think you’ve got a story worth contributing? (Spoiler alert: everyone does) Hit me up!

Shoot an email to sara@sexandtherest.com and let’s start working together. I accept articles and pitches from other writers. Not able to submit your own piece? That’s fine—let’s set up an interview.

Support Me

Like the content you’re reading here? Wanna help me pay my WiFi bill? You can’t have sex-positive content if I can’t pay for my utilities!

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Donate! Click the button, send me monies. Simple!
  2. Become a Patron! The Sex and The Rest Patreon page isn’t live yet…but it will be soon! Stay tuned for updates so that you can help me stay in business. What’s a Patreon page, you ask? It’s the 21st-century, internet version of old school patronage. Basically, the Patron (you) supports the Creator (me) with a regular monthly donation so that I can keep doing the work I do without worrying about how I’m gonna buy my next bag of frozen perogies. Not only do you get to feel good about sponsoring the arts, you also get access to fun Patron benefits. More details about those fancy benefits will come soon!
  3. Hire me! I’ll write dope-ass content for you. I’m really good at it—promise.

Seriously, though. All kidding aside, running this website takes a lot of work, time, and energy, and it’s nearly impossible to do with an additional full-time job. My tasks involve researching, writing, conducting interviews, getting those interviews approved by the interviewees, planning social media content, creating graphics, etc. It’s a full-time job in and of itself, and I do it because I love it and because I think it’s vitally important. Your donations and patronage just make it all a little easier.