Fumble is a digital platform run by young people, for young people. We create happy, healthy content on sex, relationships, bodies and related topics.
We offer non-judgemental advice and information in a way that is relevant and accessible for young people of all genders, sexualities and backgrounds. We respond to the reality that young people face growing up today, with its unprecedented challenges – particularly posed by growing up alongside the internet and smartphones.
Our firm belief that our co-created, peer-to-peer model of digital sex education has the potential to change young people’s lives is based on our understanding of the strength of our community. We believe young people have the potential to seize the opportunity posed by the internet to create the resource we need to see in this space.
We know young people have the creativity, insight and drive to reject the current inadequate digital content available to them, and participate in building Fumble to be a truly healthy, innovative and impactful alternative resource. We pledge to use our co-creation model as a vehicle to make this happen.
Fumble is a UK registered charity, currently run entirely by volunteers. We launched Fumble in March 2017, and gained charity status in February 2020. Registered charity number: 1188089.
Who are we?
Fumble is a team of young media, education and health professionals, who give their time and talents as volunteers. We’re backed by the Great Initiative, the Women’s Equality Party and Shape History. We also work closely with the young people’s sexual health and wellbeing charity Brook. We welcome (and seek out) collaborations with any relevant groups and media platforms.
We also welcome comments, contributions, sponsorship opportunities, advertising inquiries and anything else you want to chat about.
Why do we Fumble?
- The NSPCC has found that 40% of teen girls say they feel pressured to have sex.
- Primary school-age children are regularly sharing sexual content in the classroom, teachers warn.
- Period education campaign Betty for Schools say nearly half of girls don’t know what’s happening when they first start their period.
- Sex crimes in schools up by 255% in four years, says TES.
- Vagina surgery for appearance reasons is now ‘sought by girls as young as nine’, says BBC.
- Recent research by the NSPCC & Middlesex University confirms that over half of 11- to 16-year-olds have seen explicit material online. Online pornography can be very graphic, and can feature racist and misogynistic content.
We could go on. A lot of these young people are accessing content like online porn because they are looking for answers to questions on sex and relationships that they’re simply not getting elsewhere. This is why we need Fumble.
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