Sex and The Rest is a sexual education website. It provides the basics (like general information about you and your partner(s)'s biology), tips for healthy sexual practices (such as birth control methods, how to prevent STIs, and thorough discussions on consent and how to know when you're ready for sex), and guides for exploring your healthiest sexuality possible (like how to get down and dirty with kink). Sex and The Rest also provides a platform for a broad range of individuals to share their stories, creating a dialogue about sex and relationships that resonates with a diverse community.
It's no secret that mandated sex ed curricula have done a disservice to women, trans folx, non-binary folx, and queer folx by adhering to a heteronormative agenda. This website is not your high school sex ed class. This is a website that normalizes and celebrates sexuality in all its sexy forms. That means no body shaming, no slut shaming, and a commitment to providing relevant information for people of all genders, sexualities, and backgrounds. It's the funny, inclusive, approachable sex ed resource you wished you had when you were a teenager.
Who am I?
I'm your typical, over-educated millennial. I've got a BA in English Literature, an MA in Medieval Studies, and years of reading feminist theory under my belt. My claim to fame is that a post I wrote for Sex and The Rest went low-key viral. I have no boundaries, and I will ask you about your first orgasm.
Why do I want your money?
Because I want to keep Sex and The Rest going for as long as possible. Running this website is turning into a full-time job—researching, writing, interviewing, promoting, creating graphics, networking, managing the platform, etc.—and it's not feasible for me to churn out weekly content while holding down a 9-5. Sex and The Rest is still a baby in blog terms, and I want to see its content and its reach grow.
If I can swing my initial goal of $4000/month, Sex and The Rest will be self-sustaining. Here's what I'll use your monies for:
- Website costs: The better the platform, the more it costs. The money I receive on Patreon will help cover domain and email costs, as well as any other incidentals that come my way.
- Not advertising: Every web user every knows how much online ads suck. If Sex and The Rest can sustain itself from funds collected on Patreon, it won't need to resort to advertising.
- Food and shelter: It's hard to write good content when I don't know if I'll make rent. Lucky for you, my partner and I have zero kids and we like one-bedroom apartments.
If you decide to support me, I can't thank you enough! This is probably the most fulfilling and important project I've ever worked on, and you're making it happen! And if you can't support me? It's cool, I still love you, and I hope you keep reading.
Stay sexy, friends.