Beducated (founded by Phil Steinweber & Mariah Freya): www.beducated.com
Various online courses for people of all genders and all sexual orientations who are single or are in relationships. Online courses are available on many different several topics from types of massages, oral sex, and BDSM and kink. Each course is rated by legends on who the course has been designed for and their level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) sexual knowledge and skill that they already bring to the table (er, bed). Courses are built with multiple learning styles in mind. There are handbooks, videos, and audio. All content is created to be professionally and accurately shared to help people learn and grow in their sexuality. Calls with “sexperts” are also available. Subscriptions are available on a monthly or yearly basis. There is also an online magazine available on many sex topics.
Couple Check-Up (from Prepare/Enrich): www.couplecheckup.com
This is an online test meant to give you and your sweetheart a measure of your relationship’s strengths and areas for improvement. Both of you fill out the questionnaires, in areas such as family of origin, financials, conflict management, and communication, and immediately after you will get a 15-20 report based in relational categories as to where you’re each at and how you come together. Couples can do this online assessment with immediate results once all questions are completed for $35, or couples can also work with a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator (can be a therapist or clergy who has gone through the Prepare/Enrich certification process) through Prepare-Enrich.com. This check-up is made with dating, engaged, and married couples in mind, and it will tailor its questions to the self-reported state of the relationship.
The Coral app (formerly GoodinBed.com) has multiple levels of access, both free and subscription level. Download it on the App Store with Apple or Google Play. A web app version is also available. Guided sex exercises, individually-tailored lessons, community discussion boards, and stories from other people are a part of the app. Much of the content is available for free, but the full range of community conversations as well as participation in them is only for paid subscribers. Sexuality educator powerhouses like Dr. Ian Kerner, Dr. Lori Brotto, Dr. Emily Nagoski, Dr. Kristen Mark, and Dr. Justin Lehmiller all contribute content. On the website, don’t miss the Journal with brief articles (listed as well as tagged by topics) with both unsigned and signed contributors on various sexuality topics.
Hold Me Tight Online (created by Dr. Sue Johnson): www.holdmetightonline.com
The research-based program will guide you in using seven conversations that help you break out of the same distressed fights and away from that sensation that your partner doesn’t “get” you. Even if your relationship feels already on solid footing, you’ll be surprised at how these conversations will deepen and strengthen your bond. You will become an expert in changing your emotional music with your sweetheart so your relationship can be more pleasant, safe, and rewarding. For a long time emotion was shunned as a consideration for change in couple’s therapy, but now we live in an age where it has been discovered that emotion in fact promotes couple growth instead of stymies it. Quizzes accompany the program videos for comprehension. The Hold Me Tight conversations are supported by research studies in growing intimacy between partners. While $297 is not a small amount of money, it is about the cost of a couple of counseling sessions, and it is significantly cheaper than the cost of a break-up and the emotional heartache of dissolution.
Intimate Relationships 101: Building Relational and Sexual Self-Awareness (created by Dr. Alexandra Solomon): https://courses.dralexandrasolomon.com/intimate-relationships-101/?coupon=PRESALE
Recognized psychologist and couple’s therapist Dr. Solomon has been interviewed from people and organizations all over the world about the undergraduate course “Intitmate Relationships 101” at Northwestern University. Woefully, because relationships and relational self-awareness is so infrequently taught in our families of origin as well as our educational systems. Not so woefully, the NU course has been tweaked and is being made available now to the general public beginning on Friday, January 8, 2021. Six modules of videos, worksheets, and other materials including self-assessments make up the course. If you sign up before November 30, 2020, you sign up for the course for $197 (the regular class cost is $297) and also get free copies of Dr. Solomon’s relational and sexual self-awareness books Loving Bravely and Taking Sexy Back. The six modules are: Modern Love: Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities, The Stories You Love By: Understanding Your Past, Communication and Conflict: Speaking the Truth with Love, The Love You Make: Enjoying Sexual Intimacy, Me, You, Us: Creating Boundaries and Navigating Differences, and Plot Twists: Adapting and Flowing through Changes in Your Relationship
Mine’d App (from Mark Groves, Vienna Pharaon, Shadeen Francis, Jennifer Pastiloff, Alexandra Solomon, Branden Collinsworth, Lalah Delia, Raphael Cano, Mariel Buquè & Sylvester McNutt III): https://doyoumined.com/
Download the app on Google Play or the Apple iStore for live and and watch-later classes in various areas of wellness. Find support and guidance in love, money, community, relationships, career, sexuality, and more. You aren’t just watching videos but actually able to chat and interact with the experts on these wellness topics. Download the app and create a free account to save selected topics in your accoount as well as keep track of content you’ve watched. You can also reach out to the experts!
Relationship IQ Quiz (from Michele Weiner-Davis): http://divorcebusting.com/a_relationship_iq_quiz.htm
This resource is more of a succinct article rather than a quiz about incredibly common myths about relationships. Each myth is debunked with a paragraph explanation. Good for those feelings unsure and hopeless about their current relationship. While we are unique, chances are our pressing relationship problems are not (ie, there is hope).
Thank God for Sex (from Tina Schermer Sellers): http://www.thankgodforsex.org/
Dr. Schermer Sellers seeks to help people who have developed sexual shame develop a more healthy acceptance, relationship with, and enjoyment of their sexuality. While the Christian Church is a beacon of strength for many people, when it comes to sexuality, the Church has often caused people to feel shame for sexual desire. This website is the online companion to her book Sex, God, and the Conservative Church, and on it you will find Schermer Seller’s blog, FAQs, and further information such as videos.
Disclaimer: This site is informational only and its resources are not substitutions for professional therapy. If you need professional help, see the Find a Therapist page to locate a qualified mental health professional.