San Francisco Information Switchboard

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About the San Francisco Sex Information (From their website)

San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) is an information and referral switchboard providing free, anonymous, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex. Our volunteers undergo extensive training in all aspects of human sexuality, including reproduction, birth control, safer sex practices, HIV, sexual identity, and gender identity. Our services include:

Free phone switchboard staffed by trained volunteers six days a week. If you have a question about sex, we'll either answer it or refer you to someone who can. Our switchboard staff have resources (books, databases) that may help find the information you are looking for. Our switchboard is toll-free across the United States. Free email answers from trained volunteers. If you have a question about sex, we'll either answer it or refer you to someone who can. Note that for urgent questions, you must call our phone switchboard. Sex educator training classes twice a year. Learn basic sex information, communication skills, and personal skills and attitudes that help make great sex educators. Many famous authors have taken our training!

  • Free answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about sex
  • Free weekly column about sex on the web. Read answers to real world questions about sex.
  • Free links to recommended sex books
  • Free links to recommended sex web sites, including communities, medical links, therapy referrals.
  • Free Spanish language sex information
  • Free sex information and condoms at local events
  • Local educational events
  • Local entertainment fundraiser events
  • Speaker's Bureau, providing representatives to speak at events and to media.

Check our home page for the latest news about us, recent events, and the latest Web resources.

Since our founding in 1972, we've had many twists and turns, including FBI visits, teaching at Stanford, and much more. Filmmaker Peter Menchini made a 26-minute documentary about the people who created the nation's only free and anonymous sex information service. The documentary Ask Us About Sex! celebrates what volunteers with little money and a lot of heart can do for community education.

The documentary includes interviews with famous SFSI graduates Carol Queen, Isadora "Ask Isadora" Alman, Good Vibrations founder Joani Blank, and SFSI founders Toni Ayers and Maggi Rubenstein. For a tax-deductible $25 donation you can have your own VHS copy of Ask Us About Sex! Make your check or money order in U.S. funds payable to SFSI and mail it to:

San Francisco Sex Information - (415-989-7374)
Post Office Box 190063
San Francisco, California
Official website


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