Fumble is a sex education charity. We make sure that young people have the skills and knowledge to successfully manage their sexual health, mental health and relationships today, and we do this through our brilliant, co-created digital content.
We make content on sex, relationships, bodies and related topics. Our content is for young people, by young people.
We offer non-judgemental advice and information in a way that is relevant and accessible for young people of all genders and sexualities. 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.
Fumble is a UK registered charity, run almost entirely by volunteers. Registered charity number: 1188089. We launched Fumble in March 2017, and gained charity status in February 2020.
The people we support: Young people up to the age of 25 in the UK, of all genders, sexualities and backgrounds. Within this, we focus primarily on those aged 11-21.
Our mission statement: We make sure that young people have the skills and knowledge to successfully manage their sexual health and relationships today. We do this through co-created digital content.
Our vision statement: We want to be the go-to online resource on sex and relationships for young people. Engaging, relevant, inclusive and non-judgemental: by young people, for young people.
- Relevant & non-judgemental
- Inclusive & diverse
- Engaging & accurate
We believe that all young people deserve quality, accurate education about sex, relationships, bodies, and related topics. We cover related topics that are often overlooked in the provision of sex education, like pleasure, LGBTQ+ experiences and rights, disability, mental health and consent.
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. Fumble answers questions on sex and relationships that young people are simply not getting elsewhere. You can find out ways to get involved here.
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