August 10th, 2015

Most of us would know that this acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender But how many people know what the ‘+’ stands for? There are names for sexualities and genders that some of you guys wouldn’t even know existed and I admit that I am no expert myself so I won’t go into [...]

The Kinsey Scale

October 13th, 2014

Did you know that sexual orientation doesn’t fall neatly into the categories of “gay” or “straight”? Sexual orientation (that is, the gender that a person is attracted to) is often conveniently thought of in binary: you’re either one or the other. You either like boys or you like girls, and depending on which one you [...]

DearHolly If I could talk to my 13 year old self…

July 11th, 2014

We are very pleased to have a guest blog post by Jessica Barlow of the DearHolly Project -   -   – How many times have you wished that you could hit rewind and try everything all over again? If you’re anything like me, I’m willing to bet that the number in your head is spiraling into [...]

Contraception Options

November 18th, 2013

After having an unexpected pregnancy and procedure the next step was clear, a better form of contraception, condoms alone were not cutting it for me. I knew I had additional options to the condom, so I researched them this is what I found; The pill It is a small tablet you take once a day. [...]

Unplanned Pregnancy

November 8th, 2013

Monday morning and I was the happiest girl ever, nothing could break my mood. School drifted along effortlessly and fast, why? I just spent the weekend with him, drinking and doing some not so legal things. I had fun, and so did he. Every morning I would receive super cute messages telling me I’m beautiful [...]

Asexual, not A Sexual

July 15th, 2013

If I was clicking through TV stations and flicked on to an episode of Pride and Prejudice, I’d probably skip straight past it. I know a lot of people love the show, and some find it incredibly important to their lives and lifestyle – and all of that is fine – but, personally, I just [...]

A look inside the Perth Sexpo

June 17th, 2013

Pre Note: As you might expect by the title – this blog does contain sexual references, and is suitable for a mature audience. In this blog Xin reveals what goes on at an expo. Today I attended the Perth Sexpo, the annual sexuality and lifestyle exposition held at the Perth Convention Centre. I wasn’t really [...]

Book Review: Secret Men’s Business

June 3rd, 2013

John Marsden’s Secret Men’s Business is one of the greatest coming-of-age books ever written. It is a straightforward guide to how to be a man. And not just a stereotypically hyper-masculine sort of man, but a real, genuinely mature, responsible bloke that people will have reason to respect. Although I’d say it’s aimed at young [...]

The Hepatitis Alphabet – do you know your A, B, C?

July 25th, 2012

Since it’s Hepatitis Awareness Week (Monday 23rd July – Sunday 29th July) we are stoked to have WA’s Yep Crew along as guest bloggers to give us the ABC of hepatitis. Hepatitis is basically inflammation of the liver. The liver is responsible for assisting with digestion of food, storing nutrients, helping your body detox and [...]

The Big Step

June 28th, 2012

By Jess Teenagers are a difficult bunch of people to understand. Believe me, I would know, I am one. But when it comes to growing up there are a lot of things that cross our path that force us to make decisions, decisions that we make not always want to make. There are also pressures [...]

What is a Polyamorous Relationship?

June 4th, 2012

What is Polyamory?: An Introduction   Polyamory is the idea of having multiple partners at the same time. Polyamory is a form of “ethical non-monogamy”- that is to say, it is a consensual choice to not be limited to having only one significant partner at a time. It is entirely different from non-ethical non-monogamy (i.e., [...]

Overcoming my Pap Smear Fear

May 14th, 2012

Being a young female, Pap smears are something I have to do. Yes, that is a fact I 100% understand, know all the reasons and would highly encourage any friend to get done – so why did I leave it four years between my last one? We are supposed to go every 2 years, so [...]

The Key to Really Great Sex

February 13th, 2012

Author: Xin *flashing warning lights*. This blog post talks sex, not just what it is – but how to do it. If you are uncomfortable with words like masturbation or anus, this article may not be for you. You have been warned! Sex. It’s everywhere, and with good reason. Human beings are inherently sexual, from [...]

KISS – Keep is Safe, Sugar!

February 13th, 2012

It’s Sexual Health Awareness Week! To help us find our way through this maze of sex and relationships we have the YEP Crew bringing us a series of blogs this week on the theme of Safety, Pleasure and Respect in young people’s sexual and romantic lives! Before we delve into the nitty gritty, here’s the [...]

Putting the U in Pleasure.

February 13th, 2012

author – Yep Crew Yes, putting the U in pleasure, or even the pleasure in U – It feels good to say! And just a little bit naughty. I think it’s funny how words can have such a different meaning, depending on the context they’re expressed in.  For example, saying to someone, “It was a [...]

How to win at relationships

February 13th, 2012

Author: Xin Relationships. They are what bind societies, and in many cases what allows the survival and continuation of the human race. Love has cost trillions of dollars, sent millions to their death in wars and literally changed the face of the earth. It’s no understatement to say that good relationships are a pivotal dimension [...]


February 12th, 2012

Find out what it means to me!     Here’s a bit of Aretha to get us in the mood: Welcome to the final blog in the YEP Crew series ‘Safety, Pleasure and Respect’ for Sexual Health Awareness Week 2012 (13 – 17th February). We’ve written already about safety and pleasure, but central to all [...]

World AIDS Day: Why should I care?

November 30th, 2011

  Because HIV is still here and it could affect any of us. It is not restricted to the images we may be think of with from the news relating it activities such as injecting drug users or images of poverty-stricken people in Africa. In the 30 years since the first confirmed case, HIV/AIDS has [...]

Sex + Text = Sexting

August 24th, 2011

The term sexting is becoming a common term to us now. It can involve the use of words and/or taking nude or explicit images/videos, and sending it to friends or a boy/girlfriend via a mobile phone or online communities like Facebook. Although at the time of sending the message it can seem to be fun [...]

Consent is Sexy

July 26th, 2011

Any number of things can be given the label ‘sexy’. Any number of people, of acts, of objects, of ideas. I remember fondly one of my teachers exclaiming brightly, ‘Occupational Health and Safety is Sexy!’ and doing a little dance around the room because OHS keeps you alive, and people aren’t very sexy when they’re [...]

Porn – changing the landscape of sex?

July 21st, 2011

This is an opinion blog by one of fab youth bloggers. Please note this article contains sexual references and content that is suitable for mature audiences only (that was our disclaimer, so if you read on you have been warned, sex will be discussed!) – – –   I was 12 when I saw my [...]

What to do if a friend’s been sexually assaulted

June 28th, 2011

What do you do when your mate tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted? Sexual assault is sadly something that is fairly common in Australia, with some experts saying that as many as 1 in 10 men and 1 in 5 women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. If your friend has experienced sexual assault, [...]

Boundaries – Mine, Yours

May 16th, 2011

You know what really grinds my grill? When I’m out dancing with friends, and a guy comes up to me and grabs my butt. I immediately feel like telling the DJ to stop the music, telling the manager to turn the lights back on, and sitting said boy down for a chat I’m sure he’s [...]

“OK babe better run” Casual Sex

April 19th, 2011

Five , Four , Three , Two , One .. Here it comes.. “Ok babe, better run (insert any random name) is waiting for me.” I lay there, just lay there trying hard to look unperturbed, poised. I knew it was coming, so why do I feel so abandoned? Did I actually think tonight would [...]

STI Testing’s Bad Reputation

February 14th, 2011

STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) tests are there to protect us and the people we care about, so why is no-one getting tested? It’s date night, and you’re about to head out to meet up with that special someone. Sex is something that’s definitely on the cards, and you want to make sure you’re prepared. So [...]

HIV – I can’t find the cure, but what can I do?

November 30th, 2010

So, you’ve probably heard of HIV/AIDS before. Maybe you’ve seen red ribbons popping up every now and then the last few days. 1st December is World AIDS Day, the annual event that aims to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS across the globe. If you’ve never discussed HIV/AIDS with anyone before, or you’re just not sure about [...]

Hep C – Why should you know about it? There are more reasons than you may realise…

May 18th, 2010

Our guest blogger this week is Carolyn from the Tasmanian AIDs and Hepatitis Council in Hobart, as the Hepatitis C Program Coordinator. Carolyn’s job involves educating people about hepatitis C, mostly about how to not get it. Carolyn believes it is a job she will probably have for a long time because not many people [...]