The mission of Germ is to provide young people– high school age and beyond– with relevant, reliable, and factual information on a wide variety of topics:  love, life, health, home, the world, school, career, the future, all things safety, the lighter issues and the harder ones. We will never promote bullying, racism, sexism, misogyny, xenophobia, or homophobia, and we reserve the right to block users’ comments or submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines. We will not promote or produce mindlessly graphic or explicit content (violent, sexual, or otherwise), but we will be frank when it comes to healthy and realistic sexuality.