Clear, unapologetic education:
bringing sexual health to the Midwest.
There has never been sufficient funding for sexual education.
Right and left we are seeing drastic cuts to these already small budgets, and even though it’s been deemed as ineffective, abstinence-only is still the main method taught in school. If this is the only exposure, kids are likely to grow into adults that don't know how to accurately protect themselves. Not to mention that the culture around condom use becomes stigmatized, even though they are our safest defense against unwanted pregnancy AND sexually transmitted diseases.
Here at Barrier Babes, we aim to provide “bundles” in local bar bathrooms across the city where condoms are needed the most. These bundles include not only protection, but also education along with it (i.e. how to use a condom, how to turn a condom into a dental dam, what consent is, and hotlines, just to list a few things).
We also want to be the one stop shop when it comes to sexual health resources and events in the area—our website will become an online database to find anything you were wondering about. We aim to work with the community to bring a safe and inclusive environment, where even the most embarrassing questions are comfortably asked. Please submit us an article about something YOU want to share!
Our hope is that by providing crucial sex education and protection, we can tackle rising STI rates and the stigma around sex. Our mission is to change the sexual health landscape of Kansas City for the better.