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Company: Outspoken Sex Ed Founder: Leah Jewett (she/her) Outspoken Sex Ed gets parents talking openly with their children about sex, bodies, consent, pleasure and relationships, which helps with safeguarding, improves mental health and strengthens the parent-child connection. If parents meet their children on the level of talking openly, they both stand to learn a lot about themselves and each other Topic areas: Sex and relationships, bodies and body image, pornography and sexting, consent and pleasure, sexuality and identity, and gender stereotypes Category: Parent-only Location: UK Published: Sex Ed on the Cards (card game)
Outspoken Sex Ed – “Getting parents talking” – is a social enterprise focused on giving parents the language, skills, knowledge and confidence to talk openly with their children about sex, bodies, pleasure, consent and relationships. The premise: talking openly about sex-ed topics helps with safeguarding, improves mental health and strengthens the parent-child connection. Outspoken was founded on the conviction that children and young people have a right to accurate information about sex and relationships that addresses their curiosity, desire and need to understand the bigger sex-education picture. Ultimately Outspoken aims to help young people have confident, pleasurable and positive experiences around sex, relationships and expressing their emerging identity – and we’re out to change the sex-education conversation. Outspoken launched in 2018 but I became involved in sex ed in 2016 and began collaborating with my Outspoken co-founder in 2017
My skills are editing and writing. I am especially interested in the interrelationship of pleasure and consent, and on the impact of porn on children and young people. I am excited to promote the work of sex educators. Outspoken’s topical fortnightly newsletter keeps parents and educators up to date on current thinking, debate, research, campaigns, petitions and articles around sex-education issues, signposting them to TV shows, podcast episodes, films, books and events. The Outspoken website also showcases best practice in sex ed by quoting sex educators in its six topic areas – sex and relationships, bodies and body image, pornography and sexting, consent and pleasure, sexuality and identity, and gender stereotypes – and by publishing blog posts featuring sex educators and their work
Sex Ed on the Cards
Sex Ed on the Cards is a fun, factual and LGBTQ+ inclusive resource for delivering effective and engaging relationships and sex education (RSE) to students aged 14+. For too long this education has focused on dangers and risks, but young people have the right, need, desire and curiosity to see the bigger sex-ed picture.
The Question, Debate and Challenge cards provide an opportunity to discuss real-life facts and scenarios, promoting discussion and developing confidence and understanding. With 3 modes of game play – conversation, collaboration and competition – the cards allow young people to explore their attitudes, beliefs and values around key topics including body image, consent, pleasure, porn, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Created by Outspoken Sex Ed and illustrated by Sex Ed Matters – social enterprises passionate about honest conversation around sex and relationships – this card game is an invaluable resource to support relationships and sex education for students aged 14+.
Intended for use in educational settings and/or therapy contexts under the supervision of an adult. This is not a toy.