SHAG WEEK – Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance
We have 4 main goals:
- Students have sexual confidence and sexual health services are accessible when they need or want it.
- Students have a positive attitude towards sex.
- Students are educated about how to have pleasurable and safe sex, if they are wanting to participate in it, particularly relating to STI’s and kink protection.
- To be a trans, non-binary and LGBQUIA+ inclusive campaign.
Why is it important?
Sexual Health and wellbeing are just as important as physical and mental health but due to a stigma around shame and sex, it can be difficult to access help and support when you need it. When speaking to a student about the last time they had an STI screening they said, “Oh, I have never had one. It is just a bit embarrassing.” This is what we want to change with the SHAG campaign. We want students to be able to talk about sex without embarrassment, be confident in saying they may never want to have sex and be able to reach out and ask for help when needed. We want students to have confidence to talk about sex and reach out for help when needed. We want students to see sex as a positive, fun thing that they can enjoy safely. Prioritising and looking after sexual health can have so many positive impacts on both your physical and mental health.
What can the Students Union offer?
Did you know that statistically 16–24-years have the highest chances of transmitting an STI? We want you to enjoy yourself, but we also want you to be safe. So, what do we provide?
- Free condoms and lube can be picked up in our Underground next to the gender-neutral toilets.
- Latex-free, flavoured condoms and pregnancy tests can be picked up from our Student Advisor (email@example.com)
- To order free STI testing kits which you can do in the comfort of your own space check out Sexual Health Wales
More Information on our events:
Disability and Sex Workshop
Aerial Fitness Body Confidence Session
"Come as you are" book club
DDAS Stall: Sex, Alchole and Drugs
Brooks Consent Moduel Workshop
Kink: Safety, Communication, and Consent
Cliterarty Workshop with Aber Crafts and Dizzy
LGBT+ Sexual Health Education See presentation here.
The Sexy Quiz
SVLO Drop in (All Week)
The Wellbeing Officer and the Campaigns and Democracy Coordinator will also have a stall on Monday 13th November with information about local Sexual Health Services and Sexual Health Wales.
Contraception: how does it work (Created by Brook)
No matter your gender identity or sexuality, everyone should have access to free sexual health advice so that you can be educated in any type of sex you choose. Whether that is how to get tested for STI’s, learning how to have open conversations about sex, how to be safe and respectful, or understanding your body; we have found some extra resources that you can use for more information.
Our Past Events (2022)
The SHAG Campaign will run throughout the year, with videos and posters being regularly shared about how certain things work and where to go to find help. We will be hosting a SHAG week with all our main events happening.
||Aerial fitness exotic workshop
Ariel fitness: Join our amazing club, Aerial Fitness and learn the basics in pole and floor dance routines, exploring your own sexuality and confidence as well as learning how to feel empowered about yourself.
||Clitarati art session
||Join Dizzy, an external artist in making vaginas out of fun and funky materials.
||Following a video from Kink organisation Pinkie Promise about introducing Kink, we will have a talk about different types of kinks, how to stay safe and the importance of consent and communication throughout.
||Netflix watch party
||Come watch sex explained, an educational Netflix documentary explaining some of the different types of sex. We will be doing a vote closer to the time on which episodes you would like to see streamed.
||Let's talkabout sex
||Come down for a chill conversation with tea and coffee and have an informal, relaxed talk about how sex is different for everyone. We will be talking about disabled sex, queer sex, asexuality and whatever else you want to discuss.
||Join us for our biggest event to finish SHAG week – The Sexy Quiz. Come with friends and win some prizes while answering fun and funky questions all about sex!
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