#FreeSexAdvice with Francisco
What is #FreeSexAdvice with Francisco?
The world would be a radically different place if we all could speak more honestly about sex. #FreeSexAdvice is about bringing open conversations about sexuality to the streets—literally.
Since 2008, I have put out a sign that says “Free Advice on Relationships, Sex & Dating” in New York City parks, streets and subway platforms. New Yorkers come up and ask me any question they have about: sex, hooking up, sexuality, sexual health, dating, relationships and talking with your parents or children about sex.
Why is it free?
Many of the people who ask me questions are homeless, unemployed or young adults with little to no income.
As the child of parents who were homeless at different points in their lives, I believe that everyone has a right to lead a sexually healthy, fulfilling life, regardless of their socioeconomic reality.
#FreeSexAdvice is one small way I contribute to making the world a more sexually healthy and compassionate place. For everyone.
So, it’s really free?
Yes. I do not ask for money or tips from people in the park--nor do I accept any.
Who comes to see you?
People from all walks of life come out to chat: high school students finding love for the first time, seniors navigating online dating, religious figures, young people getting dumped on Snapchat, homeless people wondering how to hook up on the streets... lawyers, teachers, sex workers, tourists, native New Yorkers. Essentially, everyone.
When and where can I find you?
I regularly post on Facebook and Twitter where and when I will be next. Typically one day a week in early evening hours or late at night on weekends. Also, check back at the top of this page for regular updates as well.
Stop by and chat in English, Spanish, Portuguese, American Sign Language or French. I look forward seeing you there!
I know you don’t accept tips in the park, but can I still support this project?
Yes. And thank you! If you’d like to support #FreeSexAdvice and my work, you can donate below. Your donations help fund: special events permits for the NYC Parks & Recreation Department, printing of resource sheets that I hand out, hand warmers for chilly days, and even cups of cocoa during long Free Advice marathons.
Thank you in advance for for your kind donation!