Sex Ed on the Cards is our fun, factual, lively LGBTQ+ inclusive resource for delivering effective and engaging relationships and sex education (RSE) to students aged 14+.
For too long sex ed has focused on the dangers and risks – but young people have the right, need, desire and curiosity to see the bigger sex-ed picture.
With 3 modes of play – Conversation, Competition and Collaboration – the game allows young people to explore their attitudes, beliefs and values around key topics including body image, consent, pleasure, porn, sexual orientation and gender identity. The game’s Question, Debate and Challenge cards provide an opportunity to discuss real-life facts and scenarios, promoting discussion and developing confidence and understanding.
Sex Ed on the Cards brings critical thinking to the table, encouraging…
• Live conversation The game helps diffuse any awkwardness in face-to-face exchanges about sex
and relationships issues. It also acknowledges the benefits of digital literacy, signposting reliable
online resources for teens
• Critical thinking The game acknowledges digital natives’ possible awareness of and in-depth
exposure to a range of material and helps them interpret what they may already have seen
• Social action Made for a generation that cares deeply about equality, diversity and social justice,
these cards introduce relevant modern concepts in a social-action context
Published by Routledge – and created by Outspoken Sex Ed and illustrated by Sex Ed Matters, 2 social enterprises passionate about open, honest conversation around sex and relationships – this card game is a dynamic resource for young people aged 14+
Cards on the table… This card game is intended for school lessons – but with a minimum of 4 players you could try your hand at it with friends or your family!
“This card game is fun, thought provoking and refreshing! It will foster discussion and debate around sexual-health topics in an inclusive and thoughtful way. Would strongly recommend Sex Ed on the Cards to enhance any relationships and sex education (RSE) curriculum”
– Dr Naomi Sutton Consultant physician at the Integrated Sexual Health Services at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and TV doctor on E4’s The Sex Clinic
“Sex Ed on the Cards is a brilliant resource that reflects the modern challenges faced by young people, providing opportunities to discuss issues in a safe and supportive
environment. The inclusion of LGBT+ identities and modernday
realities of HIV is fantastic to see and exactly the kind of information all young people should be getting in school”
– Liam Beattie
“A fun way for young people to explore their values, improve their language for, and importantly, their confidence in discussing sex and relationships. Sex Ed on the Cards is a well-informed pack that signposts to appropriate resources and flags the bravery of admitting to not knowing something”
– Professor Pam Alldred Professor of Children, Youth and Community, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
How does playing a card game help teachers (or parents) get kids talking about sex-education topics? Read what the Sex Ed on the Cards co-authors had to say – Sophie Manning on Four Ways To Modernise Your RSE Curriculum and Leah Jewett on RSE With Confidence: Let Your Students Do The Talking
Watch a 10-minute explainer video about the game – and answer a few quiz questions!