Sex and The Rest is creating dope sex-positive education
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What's the sitch?

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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
That's it! If those basics are covered, Sex and The Rest will stay up and running, and you can expect new content every week.

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.

Love,

Sara
Tiers
The satisfaction of knowing you did a Good Thing
$1 or more per month
$12 a year is nothing to sneeze at. I could buy three coffees with that shit! More coffee equals more posts.
The satisfaction of knowing you're a better person than Greg from Accounting
$5 or more per month
Do you get off on feeling smug? I'm not here to yuck anyone's yum. If the warm, sensual feeling of self-righteousness does it for you, for only $5 a month you get to look down on all your coworkers who say they'll donate to a good cause but never do. Corner them at your next holiday party. Ask them which charity they donated to this year. Watch them squirm.
The satisfaction of knowing that you're part of a secret, exclusive mailing list
$10 or more per month
Woah Nelly! You've entered the big leagues. Not only do you get all the warm, gushy feelings one gets from being hella generous, you also get access to a secret mailing list. Members on this list get to read special content that no one else has access to—like exclusive interviews, sex news, and your girl's personal recommendations for sex-related books, podcasts, movies, and more! You lucky ducks.
The satisfaction of owning a ballin' poster
$25 or more per month
That's right. For just $25 a month, you could be the proud owner of a digital Sex and The Rest poster! Print that baby off and put it up on your wall. Roll it up and whack some houseflies. Slap some double-sided tape on that mother—now it's a sticker! The world is your oyster. And that's not all. You also get access to the patrons-only mailing list. That's how much I love and appreciate you. 
The satisfaction of knowing you've made me uncomfortable with your generosity
$50 or more per month
Congratulations! You've made me anxious in a good way! That's the best kind of anxious. I'm so thankful I want to throw up, but I also want to put you in the exclusive mailing list, write you a personal thank-you note, and send you a fancy Sex and The Rest pin. Pop that sucker on your backpack, and everyone will think you're part of some secret sex group. Fun!
The satisfaction of using a t-shirt to troll for good
$100 or more per month
You've unlocked the t-shirt level. This is a not a drill. You get a free t-shirt that will tell the whole world how stoked you are about sex-positive education. Wear it on public transit. Wear it to your grandma's house. Wear it in front of Trump supporters. Troll them all! But that's not everything. You also get to be in the top-secret mailing list, you get a handwritten thank-you note from yours truly, and you get the pleasure of knowing that somewhere I am crying tears of gratitude while I pay my utilities bill.
The satisfaction of being loaded, apparently
$500 or more per month
Seriously, does anyone even have this much money? I don't, but if you gave it to me, I would. That would be neat, wouldn't it? Anyone this generous gets my eternal gratitude, access to the patrons-only mailing list, a personal thank-you note, a Sex and The Rest poster, and a sweet-ass Sex and The Rest hoodie. And not one of those shitty crew necks from Fruit of the Loom, it'll be one of those nice American Apparel ones. And it'll be bedazzled and shit. 
Goals
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When I reach $4000 per month, Sex and The Rest will be fully self-sustaining! That means Sex and The Rest will become my new full-time job. I'll be able to devote all my time and energy to creating content, and I'll upload two or more new posts every week.
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What's the sitch?

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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
That's it! If those basics are covered, Sex and The Rest will stay up and running, and you can expect new content every week.

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.

Love,

Sara

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Tiers
The satisfaction of knowing you did a Good Thing
$1 or more per month
$12 a year is nothing to sneeze at. I could buy three coffees with that shit! More coffee equals more posts.
The satisfaction of knowing you're a better person than Greg from Accounting
$5 or more per month
Do you get off on feeling smug? I'm not here to yuck anyone's yum. If the warm, sensual feeling of self-righteousness does it for you, for only $5 a month you get to look down on all your coworkers who say they'll donate to a good cause but never do. Corner them at your next holiday party. Ask them which charity they donated to this year. Watch them squirm.
The satisfaction of knowing that you're part of a secret, exclusive mailing list
$10 or more per month
Woah Nelly! You've entered the big leagues. Not only do you get all the warm, gushy feelings one gets from being hella generous, you also get access to a secret mailing list. Members on this list get to read special content that no one else has access to—like exclusive interviews, sex news, and your girl's personal recommendations for sex-related books, podcasts, movies, and more! You lucky ducks.
The satisfaction of owning a ballin' poster
$25 or more per month
That's right. For just $25 a month, you could be the proud owner of a digital Sex and The Rest poster! Print that baby off and put it up on your wall. Roll it up and whack some houseflies. Slap some double-sided tape on that mother—now it's a sticker! The world is your oyster. And that's not all. You also get access to the patrons-only mailing list. That's how much I love and appreciate you. 
The satisfaction of knowing you've made me uncomfortable with your generosity
$50 or more per month
Congratulations! You've made me anxious in a good way! That's the best kind of anxious. I'm so thankful I want to throw up, but I also want to put you in the exclusive mailing list, write you a personal thank-you note, and send you a fancy Sex and The Rest pin. Pop that sucker on your backpack, and everyone will think you're part of some secret sex group. Fun!
The satisfaction of using a t-shirt to troll for good
$100 or more per month
You've unlocked the t-shirt level. This is a not a drill. You get a free t-shirt that will tell the whole world how stoked you are about sex-positive education. Wear it on public transit. Wear it to your grandma's house. Wear it in front of Trump supporters. Troll them all! But that's not everything. You also get to be in the top-secret mailing list, you get a handwritten thank-you note from yours truly, and you get the pleasure of knowing that somewhere I am crying tears of gratitude while I pay my utilities bill.
The satisfaction of being loaded, apparently
$500 or more per month
Seriously, does anyone even have this much money? I don't, but if you gave it to me, I would. That would be neat, wouldn't it? Anyone this generous gets my eternal gratitude, access to the patrons-only mailing list, a personal thank-you note, a Sex and The Rest poster, and a sweet-ass Sex and The Rest hoodie. And not one of those shitty crew necks from Fruit of the Loom, it'll be one of those nice American Apparel ones. And it'll be bedazzled and shit.