All About Barefaced

Who made it?  

FAQ’s

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Nyssa Everhart:
Barefaced creator

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. She’s the daughter of a psychotherapist and an education professor. She studied applied spirituality, is an art school grad, certified holistic sexuality educator, involved auntie, and the proudest mom ever.

She was named “Coolest Aunt” by her niece and nephew in 2018 and “Most Embarrassing Mom” by her daughter in 2020.

Inspired

Sick and tired of doing what's not working.

Cat Lady

Owned by two crossed eyed ladies.

Creative Dynamo

Wields an overdeveloped right side of the brain.

Freedom Fighter

Swings the sword of truth.

Comprehensive Sex Ed In A Box

Reduce The Awkward

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Increase The Fun!

Frequently Asked Questions:

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 the ideal way to go (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 looking at online!

Nope. Most kids won’t bring up sex and sexuality on their own. It can be a difficult subject matter to talk about, even with permission. Playing Barefaced is an easy 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. Sometimes playing with friends helps too.

“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!

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Easy

Conversations about sexuality feel natural, not forced.

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Customizable

Create opportunities for the discussions you want to have.

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Entertaining

Smart way to start real conversations and have a good laugh.

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Inclusive

Welcoming to any gender and orientation.