Resources for the Curious

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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.

Rated PG-13Do 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

Recommended Books

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

Sex Toys

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

Mara Yacobi is a Certified Sexuality Educator, Licensed Social Worker and Founder of JLove and Values. Mara lives in New Jersey with her family and dreams of becoming a talk show host and finding more hours in the day.