However, kids who are shy about asking the people they love and trust the most the questions they have about sex are not any more likely to feel comfortable in a classroom full of their peers. The fear of being judged, or even just perceived as weird, can be paralyzing, and often the only way people feel safe discussing these issues is if the subject is brought up by someone or something else.
With 200 questions (and their answers!) this trivia game is the perfect tool to initiate important discussions about all aspects of sexuality. With subjects like reproduction, general health, gender identity, and sexual orientation, Blush aims to help parents and teachers approach the topic of sexual health with their teens and pre-teens, and to give kids the opportunity to ask the questions they have in an atmosphere of fun and comfort.
Family version: For 3-10 players
200 questions on 100 cards, 40 voting cards (4 per player), instructions
Classroom version: For 2-30 students and one facilitator
200 questions on 100 cards, 120 large voting cards, instructions
On top of the actual game, we offer a button with every physical reward!
We also offer two educational posters, one which discusses consent, and one which approaches the topic of how to know whether you're ready to have sex, with some rewards (you will have the ability to choose which poster you want if your reward includes only one!)
We have a few other ideas should our project fund beyond its initial goal!!
At 5000$ : we will add 50 new questions to the game, for a total of 250!
At 7500$: we will add two educational posters to the existing ones, plus a series of cards illustrating the existing sexual orientations and gender identities!
At 10,000$ we will add another 50 questions, for a total of 300!
We are using Kickstarter to help get this project out in the world because as a small press, we don’t have the funds to print this game in a large enough quantity to really get it out there. With your help, we’ll be able to put this game in the hands of families and educators, and help promote health, education and confidence when it comes to sex and relationships.
To find out more about the project: http://www.jeneric-designs.ca/tag/blush/
To ask an anonymous question you would like to see included in the game: http://www.jeneric-designs.ca/blush-a-card-game-2/blush-a-card-game/
Risks and challenges
We've researched all of our printing avenues thoroughly and have settled on who will be printing it, the design required is minimal and mostly completed, and we've had the help of the wonderful folks at University of Toronto Sexual Education Centre to fact check our questions, so it should be safe to say that the biggest challenge this project faces is the general culture of shame around sexual health and education, but that is what we are working to change!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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