RC: Building off last week’s post, this week we are going to speak to some national resources that folks might find of interest when thinking about sexual and interpersonal wellbeing. We will start with a quick run-through of resources that address sexual health and then look at some that address interpersonal wellbeing.
AG: One awesome thing about the digital world we live in today is that there are an amazing array of great online informational resources. Of course, that means that there’s also a lot of not-so-great information online, but some websites that we recommend if you are looking for sexual health information include:
Many of these have Q&A boards similar to our website, as well as informational articles. None of these offer direct healthcare services, which we talked a bit about last week. But just a reminder that places like Planned Parenthood or community health clinics can be a good first stop for accessing health care.
RC: When thinking about interpersonal wellbeing, it’s really important to note that there is no set formula or map that will define relationships. We try to stress that understanding interpersonal wellbeing is less about understanding objective symptomatology and more about understanding the felt- and lived- impact of the interpersonal dynamics. Because of this, interpersonal practices that might help me thrive might really not work for someone else, and vice versa. That being said, there are some important resources for folks who are interested in learning more about interpersonal harm, health, and how to be a mutual and equitable person.
AG: You can also find even more resources, broken down by category, via OSAPR’s website! Navigating this world of information can be overwhelming but there are definitely a ton of amazing organizations out there doing great work and publishing really useful content. Good luck!
RC: Wow, we made it through a whirlwind academic year! For those of you who are graduating, including the person who wrote in with this question, we wish you nothing but the best as you move into the next phase of your lives. For those of you who we will see around campus in the Fall, have a great summer, and we will see you soon! Thanks for reading!