This week, VICE Media released a new series Unscrewing Ourselves that explores the state of sexual health and sex education today. Available on its sites Broadly and Tonic, the series covers topics ranging from sexuality and chronic illness, LGBT-inclusive sex ed, and dating HIV-positive partners.
The series also highlights the efforts of young people educating their peers about sexual health, including a young woman in Uganda who, after the death of her parents and sister from AIDS, launched a service that offers sex ed via a mobile app, WhatApp, and text, and lesbian vloggers who are teaching queer teens how to have better, safer sex.
VICE is also also working with Planned Parenthood to provide a real-time resource for readers looking for answers about their own sex lives and sexual health as a part of this initiative. Readers are able to talk directly with one of Planned Parenthood’s trained health experts via a chat widget included at the bottom of Tonic’s related articles. These experts provide young people with accurate information about their urgent sexual health questions for free and can connect them to further resources.