Let's talk about SEX. Ever felt shame, guilt or had negative feelings related to sex or your sexual experiences? You are not alone. Millions of people face the same issues, every single day. A crippling anxiety around something as natural as their biological needs. We created Use Your Mouth to break the stigma around sex and to help people express themselves freely and confidently. Why does this matter? This is a serious issue, and we have the opportunity to make a real impact within our users' lives and stop the cycle of misconception and shame revolving around sex. Due to negative conversations and lack of education about sex and pleasure, people don't have the space to embody, explore, express and learn about their sexuality and pleasure without fear of judgment or shame. We realized that lackluster and misinformative sex education has followed people, including ourselves, into their adulthood and is negatively impacting their lives. People desperately want to talk about this topic but don't know how to express themselves, leading to frustration and feelings of self hatred. How Might We? How Might We facilitate healthy and honest conversations and encourage emotional vulnerability between people regarding sex? How Might We replace unhealthy mindsets and misconceptions with positive and healthy sex education? What is our solution? Use Your Mouth is a game that aims to start fun and healthy conversations about sex with the intention of normalizing the extremely taboo topic and breaking the stigma around sex and sexuality. Use Your Mouth brings awareness and battles misconceptions seeded by negativity around sex, by encouraging hilarious conversations with friends, family, and even strangers! Use Your Mouth consists of an app and a physical disk. The disk is the game board that displays conversation-starting prompts as well as acts as a fact checker for information. It offers audio-visual and tactile functions that sense haptic input from players regarding heart rate, body temperature, and pressure of each player to determine their emotions of excitement or nervousness and transforms this information into visual stimuli in the form of a colorful glowing halo. The display shows game insights after the game has ended to reflect on the conversation. Use Your Mouth's audio input picks up on tone and key words in the player's conversation during the game to develop generative AI-based art unique to these conversations. The disk's audio-visual function also offers fact-checking when misconceptions are brought into conversation. The mobile app supports the disk by setting up the game play. It also contains tutorials and an onboarding that helps players understand how the game works and ask for help if they need it. It's simple, choose the number of players and topics in your disk and get started!!! Players can watch their art generated on their phone during the game as well as change categories and add anonymous questions. With Use Your Mouth, we aim to make a true impact on our users!
Topic of interest We are interested in exploring the topic of sexual competency. Sexual competency is understanding all things sex, from anatomy to selfpleasure and consent. Competency touches upon your understanding of the topic, as well as the ability to listen, learn, and teach others without spreading misconceptions. Solution Overview What is Use Your Mouth? Use your mouth is a game that aims to start healthy and comfortable conversations about sex with the hopes of normalizing this topic among Gen Z and Millennials. Use Your Mouth increases awareness and battles misconceptions around the topic seeded by the USA's lack of proper sex education by encouraging conversations with friends, family, and even strangers. What does it do? Use Your Mouth combines a mobile app and a physical disk. The disk is the game board that displays conversation-starting prompts. It offers audiovisual and tactile functions that sense haptic input from players regarding heart rate, body temperature, and pressure, creating a visual halo of the players' emotions directly on the disk. Use Your Mouth picks up on tone and key words in the player's conversation during the game to develop generative AI-based art unique to these conversations. The disk's audiovisual function also offers fact-checking when misconceptions are brought into conversation. Ecosystem Mobile app + Disk Mobile app: Supports the disk by setting up the game play. Choose your number of players and topics in your disk and get started. Players can watch their art generated on their phone during the game as well as change categories and add anonymous questions. The physical Disk: Runs the game with AV functionalities. Displays the prompts for conversation as well as acts as a fact checker for information.The touch pad senses the heart rate, body temperature and pressure of each player to determine their emotions of excitement or nervousness and transforms this information into visual stimuli in the form of a colorful glowing halo. The display shows game insights after the game has ended to reflect on the conversation. The audio input listens to the conversation for fact checking purposes as well as generating the art by catching key words. Main Features Use Your Mouth provides that safe place to talk about sex with people you trust in a fun, dynamic way. Use Your Mouth generates fun and welcoming conversation. As you set up your game, you and your group can choose the topics you are interested in talking about, and fun questions are generated from them. Through a series of these fun prompts, the disk guides you and your group to open up about your sex lives. We start with an ice breaker, such as describe your perfect day, and build up the intensity the more questions we get through. Don't get too comfortable. We want to keep you on your toes! You may be thrown into a minigame at random, whether that be two truths and one lie or a 60-second hot seat. We want to keep up the energy and push for those memory-making conversations. The game has no limit and allows you to reshuffle or get more specific with your card prompts whenever you need a change. Whether the conversation is 10 minutes or 3 hours, the disk won't rest until you do. Through our tests, especially when playing as a group, we found that many misconceptions were brought up and needed to be addressed. The disk's holistic and unbiased knowledge of everything related to sex can alert and guide the conversation to address misconceptions brought up in conversation using the built-in audiovisual system. Use Your Mouth has an emotion tracking strip that visualizes when someone is nervous and excited and everything in between. The touchpad holds an emotion tracking strip that senses heart rate, touch pressure, and body temp to determine each player's physiological reactions to the conversation. In turn, this helps facilitate talking about your feelings towards these sensitive subjects and getting around them. The disk's AV system can also pick up the tone of voice, creating an even more accurate emotion prediction. At the very end of every conversation, we want you to walk away with something to start a conversation outside of the game. Your conversation generates beautiful pieces of AI art. Save it to your camera roll, share it with friends, and curate a whole gallery of these unique pieces, knowing that behind each one, there is a story. It is important to note that the disk does not record or save what you are saying; instead recognizes tone and keywords. But if that's not your jam, no worries. We want you to feel comfortable and provide users with an option to turn off voice recognition. However, this would eliminate the ability of the disk to pick up on misconceptions and generate your artwork solely on biometric data.