Intimacy: An Erotic Card Deck
Concept by Veronica N. Chin Hing-Michaluk, LMHC
Illustrations and design by Jackson Berkley
Intimacy: An Erotic Card Deck will take you and your partner/partners through 50 questions, which have been composed by Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Veronica Chin Hing-Michaluk. Embark on a journey to explore your thoughts about sex, Self, and others. Challenge yourself to be radically honest and accepting, while connecting more deeply with others.
How to Play
This deck is designed to explore feelings around your erotic lives and create space to ask questions you may not normally think of asking. It is designed to guide your exploration on a number of topics relating to your intimate lives together. Hopefully, you will be able to learn about each other’s unspoken desires, bringing your erotic selves closer together. The characters in this deck were designed with intention to honor all bodies and relationship types. Tap the arrows to move on to the next question, taking turns to ask the prompts aloud. Each person can answer when a question is asked, though feel free to explore at your own pace. While designed for 2 or more players, Intimacy can be adapted for solo play by using the cards as daily reflection prompts.
Please recite the following commitments aloud before starting the deck, and feel free to add your own:
"I commit to openly sharing my truth."
"I commit to maintaining a curious, nonjudgmental attitude throughout this experience."
"I commit to ending the experience to process with you if I feel that I need a break."
"I commit to…"
Free Digital edition
Meet the Team
Veronica Chin Hing-Michaluk
"I wondered why people had a hard time connecting deeply with others. I noticed questions around sex, trauma, social justice values, and race are still considered taboo. Intimacy is one way to help people start asking the right questions to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of their and their partners' thoughts, values and feelings.
Thank you to my clients, colleagues, and loved ones for countless conversations in which we continue to shape the trajectory of our lives."
Veronica Chin Hing-Michaluk is a licensed psychotherapist and sex therapist living in New York with her partner and pupper. In response to the collective trauma of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, she decided to release her erotic card deck digitally and for free to support increased intimate communication during this time.
"Working on this project was so much fun. I loved the process of designing a cast of sex-positive characters and using Veronica’s poignant questions to weave visual relationships and narratives among them. I’m excited for people to use these cards to deepen their relationships and explore new thoughts and feelings.
Thank you to Clarissa Marie Ligon and Dale Berkley for their guidance throughout this creative process! And to Adobe for making the products that made this work possible."
Jackson Berkley is a Digital Media Designer who lives and works in New York City. Jackson also co-produces The Show!, a bi-monthly Bushwick variety hour. If you'd like to connect, please click HERE.
The Free Digital Edition uses the font "DK Lemon Yellow Sun" by Hanoded (hanodedfonts.com)
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