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 (
  • 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. 

Brook Resources 

Information Graphics Lessons and Videos
Periods Big RSE Lession: LGBT+ History
The LGBT+ ABC The Big Period Lesson
Puberty Big RSE Lesson: Breaking Barriers
How to counter online misogyny in the classroom
STI's Coping with a break up. 
Abortion Lets talk about sex and social media
  Lets talk about sex and pleasure
  Lets talk about sex and disability 
  Lets talk about sex and consent


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)

What’s on?

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.

Day Time Event Decription
Monday 19:00-21:00 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.

Tuesday 14:00-16:00 Clitarati art session Join Dizzy, an external artist in making vaginas out of fun and funky materials.
Wednesday 14:00-16:00 Kink workshop 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.
Wednesday 17:00-20:00 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.
Friday 14:00-16:00 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. 
Friday 17:00-22:00 Sexy Quiz 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!


If you’d like to get involved or find out more email ...

  Campaigns and Democracy Coordinator

Wellbeing Officer
 Helen Cooper