This game lists many of the complaints about protection heard from teens and asks the students to think about which gender would be more likely to use this excuse. The idea of the game is not to create these complaints, but rather to expose them and give students the tools they need to rebut them.
Students can be creative in their reasons not to use sexual protection. Even though the majority of students are aware of sexual risks, the tendency of youth is to believe that they are not vulnerable and are not susceptible. It is this belief that fosters the idea that the drawbacks to using a condom are greater than the benefits.
Included: Boy/Girl/Either Gender category cards, 30 barriers to protection cards.
Concept: Students match the barriers to the gender they feel is most likely to fit. Discussion may follow on solutions to these barriers as well as on gender stereotyping.