University of Galway Students’ Union has launched its programme of events to mark Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week which begins next Monday.
Events across the week will look at key issues impacting on the Sexual Health and Wellbeing of students including Healthy Relationships, Sexual Positivity, and STI Awareness.
The workshop on promoting sexual positivity explores definitions of sex and sexuality whilst encouraging participants to broaden their understanding of each.
This will all be done in a safe and encouraging learning environment to encourage students to express themselves.
The ever popular Sex Toy Bingo will return to Sult as a fundraiser for the SU charities.
There will also be free STI Clinics at the Student Health Unit and Sexual Health West will also be holding a rapid HIV testing clinic with no appointment necessary.
Students’ Union President Sai Gujulla said: “We hope that our SHAG week events will encourage our students to take a responsible attitude to sexual health and healthy relationships.
“We still have a long way to go in Irish society in terms of breaking down the taboo of talking about sex. We want our students to be educated about their sexual safety.”
Students’ Union Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer said there are some great workshops and events coming up for SHAG Week.
“Our Sex Toy Bingo event is a sell out every year and this year will be no different,” she said.
“We would encourage all our students to get involved and to remember that we distribute free condoms all year round from three locations on campus – not just during SHAG Week.”