About The Creator
Who is Nyssa Everhart and why BAREFACED?
About Nyssa Everhart
The name Nyssa means “to aim high” and that’s what she does. This lady wants to help make the world a better place, and have fun while doing it.
Nyssa is the middle of three sisters who all look alike, the daughter of a psychotherapist and an education professor, art school grad, certified holistic sexuality educator, devoted auntie, and proudest mom ever.
She was named “Coolest Aunt” by her niece and nephew in 2018 and “Most Embarrassing Mom” by her daughter in 2020.
It Doesn't Have To Be Awkward.
Barefaced...Like A Sigh Of Relief.
A Game Changer For Everyone!
How It All Started
On a Spring day in 2014 Nyssa pulled up to the school parking lot in her gold mini-van named Vagine. Her 6th grade niece, 2nd grade nephew, and 2nd grade daughter piled in while asking “what’s an orgasm?”
Nyssa explains, “I froze. I knew this day would come and thought I had it covered, but I didn’t know it would feel so awkward! My first reaction was to avoid it and ask “didn’t your teacher answer that in sex ed class today?”
It turns out she did ask what an orgasm is in health class that day; anonymously on a piece of paper placed in the question box. The teacher read it out loud and announced it was an “inappropriate” question that she would not answer. In that moment the entire 5th grade class learned that sexual pleasure was something to be ashamed of. My niece was embarrassed and confused. I was shocked that shame and fear were still being taught in “health” class.
At recess that day, orgasms were the trending topic of discussion. Classmates shared everything they thought they knew; information gathered from mainstream media and free porn. I couldn’t believe how much information and misinformation these kids already had by 5th grade!
I tried to set things straight on our ride home by stammering through my own explanation of an orgasm. Then we got home and searched up “orgasm” online. It was overwhelming, shocking, and difficult for a kid to determine fact from fiction. At that moment, I realized that I may be cool enough to name my mini-van Vagine, but I still had a lot to learn about raising tweens and teens.
The more I spoke with other parents (and kids), the problem became clear. Schools barely scratch the surface of what needs to be talked about, parents can’t possibly be aware of everything their kids come across online, and kids are turning to the internet for to learn about sex because the adults are not offering enough honest guidance. Something had to change!
I decided to become certified in Holistic Sexuality Education so I could help. I learned that it’s ideal to have lots of little conversations with your kids about sex and sexuality. I also know as a parent that’s easier said than done.
I created Barefaced to help make it easier to talk about sex with your friends, family, and loved ones. It doesn’t have to be awkward and can actually be fun!
I believe sexuality is the core of who we are, and sexually healthy individuals are the foundation of healthy societies. It’s time to be honest, open-minded, and celebrate our sexual well being.”
Sex-positive people who want to have fun while normalizing conversations about sex and sexuality.
People who are against masturbation, gender non-conformity, and various sexual orientations probably won’t like playing Barefaced. Also, those who think “abstinence only” sex education is ideal (even though research shows it’s harmful and ineffective).
You won’t be asked to reveal anything too private, but if you’re not used to having open conversations about sex and sexuality it may feel strange at first. The more you play, the easier it gets.
Barefaced is an educational game designed to encourage sexual health and well being. It’s more appropriate and honest than what kids are finding in mainstream media.
Nope. We live in a world with thousands of years of sexual shame lurking everywhere. It can be a difficult subject matter to talk about, even for sex-positive people. Playing Barefaced is a risk free way to break the ice.
The 2014 CDC School Health Profile reported less than 1/2 of all high schools and only 1/5 of all middle schools in the US teach all 16 essential sex education topics recommended by the CDC. Research shows parents and caregivers can be the most ideal sex educators for their kids because they can respond to their questions and individual needs.
No. Research shows that adolescents who have consistent, open conversations with their parents about sex are less likely to be sexually active at a young age and more likely to act responsibly when they feel ready.
Try getting creative by choosing a card as a conversation starter. You could temporarily omit cards and work up to including them. Or, leave the game out to be secretly inspected;)
“Barefaced” means shameless. Shamelessness can be good or bad depending on the context. The logo symbolizes an illuminating message on a wall that prevents open communication. Break down that wall, and the sky’s the limit!
Conversations about sexuality flow spontaneously.
Omit the cards you don't want or choose one as a conversation starter.
Get to know yourself and others while having fun.
Designed to embrace any gender, orientation, and relationship style.