Body Myth or Body Fact

Ages 12+

Materials: blank index cards (other variations can include dice or a game board of your creation)

Write a body/sex myth or body/sex fact on each of 30-40 index cards. On the opposite side of each card, identify as MYTH or FACT. Examples:

• Sex education results in kids having sex earlier. (MYTH)

• The U.S. average for first intercourse for girls is 17. (FACT)

• Most teenagers are sexually active. (MYTH)

• You can't get pregnant the first time you have sex. (MYTH)

• Condoms keep you from feeling anything during sex. (MYTH)

• 98 percent of boys masturbate (FACT)

(Sources of myths and facts include the PBS website for IN THE MIX at www.pbs.org/inthemix/educators/lessons/sex1/myths.html and the LiveScience Sex Quiz at www.livescience.com/php/trivia/?quiz=sex)

Divide the family or group into two teams. Read a myth or fact about sexuality and have the teams compete for the right answer.

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