Right and left we are seeing drastic cuts to city budgets for education and protection. Even though it’s been deemed as ineffective, abstinence-only is still the main method taught in school. Puberty lessons are filled with shame and embarrassment, and are far from educational. The culture around condom use continues to be stigmatized, even though they are our safest defense against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Menstrual products are difficult to come by for many, are hurting the environment, and continue to be taxed as a luxury item.
Barrier Babes believes in transparency, especially when it comes to sexual health education. We aim to work with the community to bring a safe and inclusive environment, where even the seemingly most embarrassing questions are comfortably asked. The folx and youth of Kansas City deserve to have access to resources, education, and products they need.
Our goal is to be a 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!
Barrier Babes strives to educate on topics of sexuality, health, and menstruation through educational programming and to provide important resources such as tampons and pads in local schools, and condoms in businesses like local bars and hangout spots. Our hope is that by providing crucial sex education and protection, we can tackle rising STI rates, as well as the stigma around sex and menstruation. Our mission is to change the sexual health landscape of Kansas City for the better.