Written by Mara Yacobi. Mara, a certified sexuality educator and licensed social worker, is Jewrotica’s resident sex educator. Check out Mara’s latest posts on The Many Flavors of Pleasure and Protecting Your Sexual Health.
Do you want to learn more about sex and sexual health? Do you want to know what your options are when choosing lubricants, condoms, or toys? Do you want to know where to get tested for a sexually transmitted infection?
My guess is yes, and that’s why I am pleased to present you with this comprehensive list of sexuality-based resources, all of which I’ve checked out and approved. I hope you enjoy your research! If you have any questions or recommendations, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does God Belong in The Bedroom by M. Gold
Guide to Getting It On by Paul Joannides
Heavenly Sex: Sexuality in the Jewish Tradition by Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Jonathan Mark
The Joy of Sex: The Ultimate Revised Edition by Alex Comfort
Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy by Shmuley Boteach
The Newlywed Guide to Physical Intimacy by Jennie Rosenfeld and David Ribner
Succulent Sex Craft—Your Hands-On Guide to Erotic Play and Practice by Sheri Winston
Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Street Maps to Buried Pleasure by Sheri Winston
365 Daily Tips for Outrageous Sex & Intimacy by Dr. Limor Blockman
Kosher Sex Toys – Aimed at religiously observant (and primarily Orthodox Jewish) people who want to enhance their sex lives
My Secret Luxury – A Jewish and woman-owned store that focuses on love, romance and the use of pleasure products to encourage intimacy
Babeland – A woman-owned sex toy shop, specifically concerned with educating women on owning their bodies and exploring their sexuality
Smitten Kitten – A Dan Savage-approved shop that boasts non-toxic toys, unique products and a knowledgeable staff who love a good challenge
Reproductive Health Websites
Planned Parenthood Federation of America: The nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate.
Sexual Health Network: Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections
SIECUS: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
Guttmacher Institute: Advancing sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis and public education.
Sexuality Education and Counseling
JLoveandValues: Bringing Jewish Values to Sexuality Education
AASECT: American Association of Sexuality Educators and Therapists
The Center for Sexuality and Religion: Faithful Voices on Sexuality and Religion
Go Ask Alice!: Columbia College helps your find an answer to your health question
Dr. Limor: Dr. Limor Blockman provides relationship and sexuality counseling
Recommended Sex Counselors and Therapists
See AASECT for a complete list of certified Sexuality Counselors and Therapists organized by state.
Help for Abuse and Domestic Violence
Break the Cycle provides dating abuse prevention resources.
Love Is Respect is a resource for healthy relationships.
Safe Horizon is the largest victim services agency in the United States.
Stop it Now is an organization dedicated to preventing the sexual abuse of children
National Sexual Violence Resource Center provides information about child sexual abuse prevention
Rape Crisis Center provides comprehensive services to sexual assault victims and their families. 24hr. Hotline: 210.349.7273