The designers of YOLO believe that all teenagers world wide have the right to correct information about Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) to prevent young people from being injured on soul level.
Teachers, group leaders, parents, peers should & could help youngsters by stimulating a discussion or dialogue or talk about the important life issues in the field of SRHR
This can start in a simple way and with an open mind level
-What do you see on the pictures, do you get the illustrated information
Next step could be to help the youngsters to explore
-Do you recognize the given joyful, risky or hazardous situation,
the confusing good or bad feelings
Ideally the discussion will lead to a more personal awareness or conclusion:
-Why & how should you protect yourself and create a healthy experience,
-Why & how should you avoid dangerous circumstances
-Would you act like the people in the picture or would you do things differently?
In the YOLO game you can talk about the pictures
Pictures about the change of hormones during puberty, about boys and girls falling in love and about joy and fun of intimicy and sex but also about the risks: unsafe sex or sex with the wrong person or rape and unintended or too early pregnancy. There are pictures about lifestyle, drugs, relations, feelings, communication, sexual rights, dreams and future expectations, gender items, defining boundaries, sexually transmitted diseases.
The teenagers should have the opportunity to bring up their thoughts & feelings, to exchange their experiences, fears, hopes and expectations in a safe environment (school, at home, support groups).
Talking with and listening to each other, communication and mutual understanding, are the first steps in receiving the correct information. By creating awareness and self formulating a conclusion their responsibility will be internalized and have a greater impact on a person’s sexual health.
YOLO is playful, a bit naughty, contemporary and universal.