Review: Sex Smarts

I know a lot about sex toys, and I’m sure you guys do too, but what about general sex trivia?  I know after reviewing the SexSmarts game from MyPleasure I don’t know nearly as much as I thought I did!

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type: Adult Game
  • Manufacturer: SmartsCo
  • Includes: 100 SexSmarts question & answer cards; 16-page SexTips guide; Score pad
  • Size: 4 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Price: $9.95
  • Pros: Stylish and attractive box and game; Good basic tips in the guide; Many ways to play and not overly structured; Fun and easy to play; Lots of neat facts and topics; Great at getting talk about sex going
  • Cons: Sorta mis-information in the guide
  • Overall Rating: 5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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The Box

From the moment I saw the picture of the box online I knew I had to have it.  SexSmarts comes in an attractive small (6 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ x 1 1/4″) box and has a yellow and orange color scheme.  It’s made of a very thick material, so I don’t feel that the box will just fall apart on you.  To me I find the box very appealing and cute.  It does say “Sex” on the top but I don’t find it to be offensive.  It’s not an erotic or sexual game, it’s just a triva game that happens to be about sex.  But if you want to hide it when certain company is over, it’s small enough to go in almost any drawer or behind books on bookcase.  The box has a flip up lid and also has a ribbon through the middle so you can easily lift the contents out.

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The SexTips Guide

The most sexual thing about the game is probably the SexTips Guide.  It’s a small booklet that has a woman’s naked figure on it and is in the same style of the box.  I find it to be very attractive and classy (as far as sex trivia games go).  The guide covers many tips on sex ranging from lube, hygiene, safer sex, and even how to find a woman’s g-spot.  I did have on issue here as it says that anything other than a water-based lube can cause a condom to break down, but it’s only oil-based products that can break down a condom.  It also covers some other interesting sex related facts and points you towards many other resources.  At first it seemed like the guide was a little pointless and had nothing to do with the game.  After reading through it and playing the game a bit, I realized that the whole set is to get people talking and learning about sex in a fun, no-structured, relaxed way.

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Score Card

Also inside this guide you’ll find a few suggestions of how to play the game.  I says you can use the cards just as flash cards to quiz yourself or break it out to play at a cocktail, dinner, or bachelor(ette) party.  I suggests if there are more than four players to split up into teams and have one person/team read a question while another answers.  There are no specific rules on who goes first and all that, which I think is kinda nice.  It’s not as structured and rule oriented as most trivia games.  If you want to play competitively there is a cute 20 page score card.  It lists each category of card and has places to write the player or team name.    The guide also gives several methods of determining the winner of the game, which all but one are listed on the bottom of the score card as well.  The one not listed is called “FantasySmarts” where if you are playing with a partner, the one with the most correct answers gets to indulge a sexual fantasy.  The other versions are more tame such as the Sex God/Goddess where the winner is the first person to get three answers correct in each of the four categories.

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The Cards

As I said earlier, there are 100 SexSmarts cards and they are divided into four categories:  Carnal Culture – “Sex through the ages”, Bodies – “Hot spots and positions”, Dirty Talk – “The language of lust”, and Wild Card – “Salacious samplings”.  Each category has it’s own color and a cute little  image.  The questions cover information from popculture relating to sex, positions, anatomy, and more.   All of the questions are multiple choice or true and false.  The question is on one side of the card and the answer is on the other.  I think it’s very easy to tell the question and answer sides apart because not only is there a large Q or A but the answer side is a lighter shade of the category color.  The font on the cards is very easy to read, though if you have very poor vision the type might be a bit small.  They are also very study cards so I feel that they will hold up through a lot of play.

Overall, I really enjoy the SexSmarts game.  I did get the chance to play with a male friend and I was very disappointed that I lost!  Shame on me!  But I can study the cards and win next time (is that cheating? Hm…).  It’s a great way to get conversation about sex flowing and to learn from it.  It’s a very cute and stylish game and I think it really follows along with the company, SmartsCo, ideology of stylish games and guides that make learning fun.  I looked up the company and they sell similar games on Chocolate, Beer, Wine, Travel, Family, and even Vampires (because you should learn all you can about vampires before you date one).  I think this game would also be a great way to introduce sexual topics to a partner.  You could look through the cards to find a topic you’re interested in exploring it and put it near the top of the deck to make sure it’s drawn.  Or even show your partner the SexTips guide.  The cards don’t have an extreme depth of information, but it’s a good way to get started learning about topics.  So come on over and play or go buy it for yourself at MyPleasure (plus you can’t really beat getting an awesome game for $10 bucks!).

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*This review was sponsored by MyPleasure, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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