I remember being in sex ed classes as a teenager in the 80's, and wishing that I could ask all the pressing questions about love and relationships and healthy sexual interactions that I really needed to know the answers to -- and being disappointed that the class only focused on the barest mechanics of sex and biology, rather than talking about intimacy or pleasure. (And I was lucky -- I at least DID have sex-ed classes that weren't abstinence-only!)
When my daughter was hitting puberty, I sent her to this site, and we've checked in on various articles and discussed some of the topics brought up many times. She's a junior in college now, and we still use Scarleteen as a conversation-starter and a discreet way for her to access the sexual-health and relationship info she'll need as she navigates the waters of late adolescence and adulthood.
I love the matter-of-fact, non-shaming tone, the acceptance of all bodies, the explicit inclusion of queer and disabled people, the frank discussion of normal physical differences which can cause alarm in kids (I didn't know for YEARS that my labia were "normal"), and the focus on consent, mutual pleasure, waiting until you're ready, avoiding abuse, dealing with trauma, and modeling healthy behaviors.
I appreciate knowing that if my daughter had a question that she felt awkward bringing to me, she could ask a qualified sex educator in private, and I am confident that the answers she'd receive would reflect my values.
I support this site with donations because it's an invaluable resource for teens AND adults (parents and non-), and I hope that others will do the same. I very much wish they'd been around when I needed them as a teenager!