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Your story can empower, heal, and educate. It starts an important conversation that isn't welcome in most public education settings. Telling your story might change someone else's.

YES! invites you to anonymously share your experiences with us. We are grateful for anything you'd like to share, and would love to hear happy sex-positive stories as well as the tough stuff.  You can share as many stories as you want.

**Please note that these posts contain original, personal and unedited content. They may contain profanity, sex, and triggering language.**

March 25, 2019

When I was 13 it started.

I was walking down the street and a man honked at me from his car and whistled.

When I was 15 a man approached me in Penn Station.

He asked me if I had ever worked in “the industry.” I said I had not. He asked me if I would be interested in worki...

March 18, 2019

a while from malice and from suffering

there’s blue, a cold blue sky and i shiver

i embrace tonight as I’m ushering

in a diversion and it’s a thriller

i’m seventeen and i’m a dancing queen

but i’ve neglected my royal duties

tonight i dance and i drink like the teen

you are ch...

December 5, 2016


"I am 18, and haven't even had my first kiss yet. It feels like all around me, people are having sex, relationships, etc., and my life is so far from that. I want to feel/ be sexually liberated, but I feel that is impossible for me because of my lack of experience. I...

October 22, 2016

My story is one that I know many people can relate to, but feels isolating nonetheless because it's about something we joke about and stigmatize: herpes. I was in my freshman year of college when I got it from somebody who didn't know that the cold sores he'd been gett...

October 1, 2016

Just prefacing this with the fact that I have never discussed this story in detail at all with anyone since it happened 5 years ago. Maybe two people other than myself know small details but not to the extent I am sharing here. I am using this opportunity to hopefully...

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