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Q & A: Can you get an STI/STD from oral sex?

March 13, 2023

Yes, you can get STI/STDs from oral sex. Oral sex is when someone’s mouth comes in contact with another’s vulva, penis, or anus. Blood, semen, and vaginal and rectal fluids…


Q & A: Why do people have different sexualities and gender identities? From an evolutionary perspective?

March 8, 2023

Whoa! What an amazing question, and something that leads to even more questions. This question is loaded, so let’s break down a few things first. Sexuality, or more specifically Sexual…


Introducing…………. REC Roomer of the Month!

February 27, 2023

Hey, y’all!   We are thrilled to share that we at the REC have implemented a new monthly event where we get to celebrate and honor an awesome teen! One…


Why do we play Dungeons & Dragons?

January 24, 2023

WHY DO YOU PLAY D&D? – An interview with REC Roomers Ilsa: “Cause why not? Cause I don’t have to be a human.” Bannin: “It’s fun. A good escape from…


Who’s welcome at the REC Room?

December 30, 2022

Hey there! You may have clicked on this blog post because you’ve found yourself asking this question and the answer is quite simple.   We are open to ALL teens (ages…


Alaska Afterschool Network Conference

November 23, 2022

The Youth Program Staff team just returned from Alaska Afterschool Network’s “Out of School Time” conference in ANC and came back feeling refreshed!   Check out all these amazing adults…


Ask our Peer Educators

Submit your anonymous questions and connect with staff and peer educators. From sexual wellness to mental health to building healthy relationships, we’re here for it and encourage questions! All submissions are anonymous and answers will be shared on our blog.