Jen Desmarais

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A consummate student, Jennifer has three degrees and just graduated from her fourth. These include a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. Following her passion for travel, she just completed her diploma in Tourism and Travel at Algonquin College.

She works for Orleans Travel and Cruise Centre in Ottawa, and loves helping clients design trips with a geeky/nerdy theme.

She co-founded JenEric Designs, where she creates unique geeky crocheted items and writes bi-weekly articles on sexuality and bi-weekly articles on Fandom Travel. She is also one of the co-organizers and founders of CON (Creative Ottawa Nerds craft fair).

She lives in Ottawa with her husband, daughter, and their library of over 2700 books.

Works:

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Blush 

Blush’s Kickstarter campaign begins today!!

We just launched the Kickstarter campaign for our newest game, Blush. Check it out!

The traditional “talk,” when parents talk to their kids about sex, can be intimidating, awkward, and is all too often avoided. Kids often dread asking the questions they have, and parents often feel they lack the tools and knowledge to address these questions when they are asked, or rely on the schools to address them.

However, kids who are shy about asking the people they love and trust the most the questions they have about sex are not any more likely to feel comfortable in a classroom full of their peers. The fear of being judged, or even just perceived as weird, can be paralyzing, and often the only way people feel safe discussing these issues is if the subject is brought up by someone or something else.

With 200 questions (and their answers!) this trivia game is the perfect tool to initiate important discussions about all aspects of sexuality. With subjects like reproduction, general health, gender identity, and sexual orientation, Blush aims to help parents and teachers approach the topic of sexual health with their teens and pre-teens, and to give kids the opportunity to ask the questions they have in an atmosphere of fun and comfort.

Learn more by watching our video:

Check out the campaign!

GAME CONTENTS

Family version: For 3-10 players

200 questions on 100 cards, 40 voting cards (4 per player), instructions

Classroom version: For 2-30 students and one facilitator

200 questions on 100 cards, 120 large voting cards, instructions

The rewards!

On top of the actual game, we offer a button with every physical reward!

We also offer two educational posters, one which discusses consent, and one which approaches the topic of how to know whether you’re ready to have sex, with some rewards (you will have the ability to choose which poster you want if your reward includes only one!)

Stretch goals

We have a few other ideas should our project fund beyond its initial goal!!

At 5000$ : we will add 50 new questions to the game, for a total of 250!

At 7500$: we will add two educational posters to the existing ones, plus a series of cards illustrating the existing sexual orientations and gender identities!

At 10,000$ we will add another 50 questions, for a total of 300!

 

More information 

To find out more about the project: http://www.jeneric-designs.ca/tag/blush/

To ask an anonymous question you would like to see included in the game: http://www.jeneric-designs.ca/blush-a-card-game-2/blush-a-card-game/