About TxT

Talking to adults about sex is about as fun as going to summer school. And asking questions during class in front of your friends can be totally embarrassing. So who can you talk to?

That’s where I come in.

I’m TxTina®. I’m a health educator with Talking Sex Together (TxT). TxT is a free teen pregnancy prevention program in Iowa. We’re here to help teens like you.

Joining TxT is simple. Just text “Tina” to 877877 and you can win weekly gift cards just for texting! I’ll text you on Fridays with tips and facts about safe sex, saying no, healthy relationships, and lots of other sexual health issues.

So whether you choose to have sex or not, you can get the answers you need straight to your phone.

Something on your mind?

I love answering your questions about anything and everything – from safe sex to no sex and everything in between. I’m here for you during the mobile textline on the first and third Friday of every month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. So go ahead – ask me anything!

What kind of texts will I receive??

Here are a few examples of texts you’ll receive on Fridays:

  • Waiting is the only 100% sure way 2 prevent preg. There R lots of other reasons 2 wait like waiting 4 right guy/girl or just not being ready yet!
  • A sexually active teen that does not use contraceptives has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year. Remember 2 use protection 4 an erection!
  • Lots of U ask how 2 say NO if U don’t wanna have sex. What R some things U have said or would say if U were pressured 2 do something U didn’t want 2 do?

Who’s behind this, anyway?

TxT is sponsored by EyesOpenIowa. We’re not here to judge you or lecture you – that’s not really our thing. We know choices about sex are up to you, and we know that talking about sex can be hard. We’re just here to help you make the decision that’s right for you.