BLUSH has been delivering sexual health education to youth around the Lower Mainland for more than 20 years. You might know us by our old name – Condomania.
Our service area includes Vancouver and Richmond. We serve secondary schools and also welcome workshop requests from youth groups and organizations who serve youth. Occasionally, when we have capacity, we are able to serve areas just outside of Vancouver and Richmond.
BLUSH, under Vancouver Coastal Health, is a peer-to-peer education program working with youth during the developmental window of age 12-18 to provide opportunities for youth to explore attitudes, values, and behaviours that support sexual health and well-being for lifelong impact.
BLUSH is Bold Learning for Understanding Sexual Health
We love “Bold Learning” because we believe in open, candid and unapologetic discussions around sex and sexual health.
We believe these topics are as vital as any other classroom subjects and our peer-to-peer approach is the best way to generate discussions and inspire learning.
For youth, by youth
Our program is youth-driven meaning every aspect of it from the curriculum, evaluation and branding was developed in consultation with Youth Educators in addition to our prevention specialists.
We believe our Youth Educators know the students best and can advocate for topics that are most useful and relevant to them. Peer education is also shown in health promotion, literacy and education to have the most impact.
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What happened to Condomania?
After 20 years operating under the name Condomania, we wanted to create a fresh new name BLUSH that better represented how far the program has come since its inception and to better match where we are today.
To be candid, under our old name, some people thought the workshops were just about condoms and safer sex – and we wanted a name that showcased how we actually offer so much more!
Just the name and packaging has changed. We’re still delivering the very best bits from Condomania – the very same workshop objectives/delivery methods and the very same peer-to-peer model.
We are always striving to keep our workshop content current through annual program renewals and evaluations.
This formula has worked for us for over two decades so those who book a workshop can expect the very same program and superior quality. The only thing that’s changed is the packaging!