The BrdsNBz Text Line provides confidential, medically-accurate and affirming information for questions about sexual health and related topics via text message. A young person simply texts a question and a trained health educator responds within 24 hours and usually MUCH quicker! Here are some topics we cover and common questions we've been asked:


Dating and Relationships

"What do I do if my friend likes the same person as me? Why are guys so confusing? Should I shave down there if she asked me to?"


"How do I make sure I don't get pregnant? Can condoms get inside my uterus? If you forget your birth control pill what happens?"


"I think I am pregnant, what do I do? Can you get pregnant from pre-cum? What do contractions feel like?"


"Can I contract an STI from oral sex? Can you get an STI from saliva? Can  you get an STI from a toilet seat?"



"How do I know when I'm ready for sex? Is it illegal to have sex when you are a minor? Whats a hymen?"



"Where can I get condoms? I need a pregnancy test but don't know how to get one. How old do I have to be to get birth control from the health department?"



  • We cannot diagnose medical issues like HIV, STDs and/or pregnancy. We will refer a user to seek the help of a medical professional for a diagnosis and care. We inform them of their rights and of local resources. We CAN provide medically-accurate information to inform the user’s decision-making process.
  • We often counsel users to seek the advice of a parent or other trusted adult.
  • We do not provide information on sexual techniques.
  • We have a strict confidentiality policy. We will only break confidentiality to follow a red flag protocol if a user indicates the danger of some imminent harm.