Answers on your mobile

It's not always easy to talk about sex and relationships. txtm8 gives you the option to get the advice you want sent straight to your mobile phone.

The service uses a short phone number – 89868 – which spells out txtm8 on a regular mobile phone keypad, making it easier for you to remember.

Using txtm8 is simple. Just text a question on any topic relating to sex, sexuality, sexual health or relationships to 89868 as if you were texting a mate and an experienced adviser will text you back with an answer within 30 minutes.

txtm8 advisers can also direct you to relevant local services and clinics where you can go to for free confidential support, condoms, testing, treatment and further advice.

All txtm8 advice should be clear, supportive and friendly, but please do not send picture messages as advisers can not view them.


txtm8 provides a free confidential service to all young people. This means that you can tell others that you used txtm8, but we won’t. The only reason why we might have to consider passing on confidential information would be to protect you or someone else if we thought there was a significant risk of harm, however we would always try to discuss this with you first.



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Brook - offers free and confidential sexual health advice and services for young people under 25. Sex - Worth Talking About ChildLine - If you are under 19, you can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. Become a fan of txtm8 on Facebook

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