Brand Ambassador Reviews: Essin’Em reviews out Truth or Dare

Good Vibrations is one of my favorite toy companies, and they were kind enough to send me Truth or Dare “ A Game of Passion.

I’ve played a fair number of sex-themed games¦some involving chocolate, others involving cards and/or dice. And honestly, I’ve found most of them very unsatisfying.  Some are incredibly sexist, or heterocentric, or both.  Not every couple involves a man and a woman, and even when they do, the concept that all sex play leads to penis-in-vagina intercourse.

This was different. I was actually really impressed with how gender neutral MOST of the question were. I  say most, because there was was that mixed sex and gender, and placed the assumption that there are only two sexes:

“What sexual characteristic or ability do you enjoy in the opposite sex? What sexual characteristic of your gender do you take the most pride in?

That one kind of stopped us for a bit. However, the rest were much more open minded, and definitely did not assume heterosexuality, although they could be used for straight couples too.

The dare questions¦well. Let’s just say that they weren’t designed for pervs.  A lot of them involved taking off an item or clothing or two¦the problem was that Q and I were lying in bed naked trying to play this game. Some of the other dares involved lap dances, and demonstrating sexual positions, etc. Basically, things that to *us,* were child’s play.  However, for a couple (or trio, etc) who doesn’t have a lot experience with sexual play, or wants to expand their horizons, this would be a great set of dares.

Since the dares weren’t up our alley, we stuck with the Truth cards, and had a blast. While we knew some of the questions, and other just made us laugh (like the one that had me plan out what porn scene I’d do, who I’d shoot it with, and what I’d wear¦which is amusing, since I DO in fact shoot porn), overall they asked some great questions that lead to good conversations¦and eventually, some rocking sex time.

I’d totally give this as a gift to couples of all orientations and gender combinations. I think pretty much anyone could have fun with it. It’s not intimidating, has a good variety of both Truth and Dare cards, and doesn’t make assumptions about the genders, orientations, or practices of the players. I’d give it 4 stars, out of 5.

If you want to read Essin’Em’s Review of Truth or Dare on her site, go here.


Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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