We hope that your time at the University of Nottingham will be happy and healthy. Everyone arrives at university with different experiences and ideas about sex.
Quick links to pages in this section
If you are thinking about having sex it pays to be prepared
- Bodyworks is a page on the Family Planning Association website which covers male and female bodies, menstruation, reproduction and contraception
- Book an appointment to register on the C-card scheme (takes 15-30 mins)
- this is a distribution scheme providing free condoms and lubricant for under 25s in Nottingham city
- once registered you can pick up condoms anywhere you see this sign
Visit the C-card website for a full list of pick up points. These include:
- University of Nottingham Health Service, Cripps health centre
- Boots Pharmacy, next to Cripps and also Victoria shopping centre and Broadmarsh
- Students' Union Advice Centre, Portland building
New free condom scheme for over 25s!
- no appointment necessary, just register at reception
- pick up condoms at University of Nottingham Health Service reception or Students' Union Advice and Representation Centre
Sexual orientation refers to who you are attracted to: physically, emotionally and sexually.
Most people are attracted to
- individuals from the opposite sex
- individuals from the same sex
- individuals from both sexes
Being at university may be a time when you explore your sexuality. The LGBT network, run by the Students' Union provides support, run campaigns and are available for anyone wanting a chat.
NHS Choices contains webpages on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender health.
Relate, the national charity on relationships offer courses, workshops and counselling for singles and couples. These include
- becoming intimate
- moving on after a relationship ends
- common sex life problems
Visit the Relate website for lots of online resources and information.
The University of Nottingham Counselling Service also provide relationship counselling for students and staff.
Domestic abuse includes all attempts to control or coerce another person who is a current or ex-partner. It may be physical violence, emotional/mental abuse, financial or sexual abuse.
Visit the Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum website or call the 24 hour helpline on0808 800 0340
Males are invited to make a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about domestic abuse under the Man Enough white ribbon campaign.