Website review by Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media
Scarleteen homepage.

Common Sense says

age 15+

Edgy sex-ed site best suited for mature teens.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 13+

It's okay. It has good information, but I have disagreed with the owner and her staff

This site is definitely better than a lot of American resources on sexuality. It's great information for someone just learning or someone who needs clarification. When it comes to other topics (like trauma and non-white readers), I feel like this site could improve. Scarleteen was suggested to me by a hotline. When I posted on the forum, I wasn't connecting with the staff. It seemed like they didn't know much about my experiences and were just doing "guess-work." I probably am not the ideal person for their site. I am sure this site is good for many other youth. I know that scarleteen aren't professional therapists, and we can't expect them to know everything. Take what you agree with from this site, but it's okay to leave what you don't agree with.
age 14+

For Mature Teens going through Puberty

I believe it would be best if your kid is old enough and would be going through puberty because it covers stuff like, periods, discharges, and Sex Ed.

This title has:

Too much sex

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