SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES:
1 in 6
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.
Hope For Healing
Male Rape. Yes, men can be victimized. No, it does not mean you are weak. A listing of web resources for male survivors.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Safe Helpline staff receive highly specialized training on topics including the neurobiology of trauma, working with survivors in the military, and the unique needs of male survivors. Safe Helpline staff work closely with each Military Department SAPR office, as well as installation-based SARCs and SAPR VAs, to ensure that all SHL users receive the information, support, and care they need, when they are ready to receive it.
The Victims of Crime Resource Center is located on the Pacific McGeorge School of Law campus in Sacramento, California.
The Center has operated the State of California’s confidential, toll-free 1-800-VICTIMS line since 1984. McGeorge students, under attorney supervision, provide information and referrals statewide to victims, their families, victim service providers, and victim advocates.
Primarily through the hotline, Center staff provide resource and referral information to victims and their families, victim service providers and other victim advocates. Callers receive information on such matters as victims compensation, victims’ rights in the Justice System, restitution, civil suits, right to speak at sentencing and parole board hearings, as well as information on specific rights of victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and abuse against disabled.
Peace Over Violence
Peace Over Violence, (formerly LACAAW), established in 1971 by pioneering feminist activists, is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles and dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.
ADULT STORES I RECOMMEND:
She Bop is a women-owned sex toy boutique in Portland, Oregon specializing in body safe products and education. Our mission is to promote healthy and safe sexuality by offering quality products and educational workshops in a fun and comfortable environment. She Bop welcomes people of all genders and sexual appetites.
SHAG has been keeping Brooklyn sexy since 2009. Founders Samantha and Ashley have carefully curated the boutique with sexy accouterments to satisfy every kind of gift giver and lover. From bath & body products, to lingerie and sexy toys for girls & boys, we have it all.
Self Serve is a sex-positive, health- and education-focused adult shop and resource center. We believe that sex is healthy and pleasure is good for you.
The Smitten Kitten is deeply committed to supporting the communities that we serve through sex education, donations, sponsorships, and collaborations with people and organizations that share in our values. Giving back to the communities that support us is part of our store’s mission, and we prioritize requests from our local community, the larger sex positive and progressive sex education communities, and people or organizations that represent and lift up the voices of folks with intersecting and/or marginalized identities. Please keep this in mind as you decide to request a donation or sponsorship.
Sugar is a lesbian owned, multi-gender operated, for profit, mission driven sex toy store. We live and breathe to help you celebrate your sexuality with shameless joy, passion and fun!In March of 2007, Sugar opened it’s doors in Baltimore. With the support of our incredible customers and our utterly amazing staff, we’ve been spreading the sex positive message ever since.
Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning opened the first Babeland store in 1993 in response to the lack of women-friendly sex shops in Seattle. The store offers top quality products, a pleasant place to shop, and most of all information and encouragement to people who want to explore their sexuality. The store’s popularity led to three more stores in New York, plus a thriving and educational website.
Good Vibrations is a sex-positive San Francisco-based corporation selling sex toys and other erotic products. It operates eight retail stores (seven in the San Francisco Bay Area, and one in Brookline, MA); a mail-order business; an e-commerce website; a wholesale arm; and an erotic-video production company, Good Releasing. Formerly it operated three publishing companies: Down There Press, Passion Press and Sexpositive Productions.
The Pleasure Chest
From the beginning, the Pleasure Chest has been celebrating sexuality and the infinite forms of its expression through a simple belief that no question is too silly, no fantasy too wild, no desire too crazy and no instinct wrong. Our objectives are simple: to facilitate discovery, encourage exploration and to provide products, information and an upbeat and pleasurable shopping experience that will make you feel great.
To empower women and men down the path of sexual education in the safe, comfortable environment of their own homes by offering only the highest quality products presented by a trained Athena’s Goddess or Adonis. Athena’s is the dream of Jennifer Jolicoeur. After five years in the adult novelty in-home party plan industry as a distributor, she decided to create her own company – one that worked as a family unit with its distributors – a company based upon a distinctive sisterhood. Thus, Athena’s Home Novelties was born