1 in 4 Students will catch an STI in their first year at uni


Students – you need to wrap-up!

A survey carried out by ShagAtUni.com has recently revealed that nearly a quarter of you have caught an STI during your first year at university.

We polled 2,177 students and quizzed them on their sex habits and 23% admitted to having caught a sexually transmitted infection during their first year alone.

Our survey also revealed that theatre studies students appeared to be the most promiscuous, with an average of 28 sexual partners while at university.


1. Drama/Theatre Studies – 28
2. Dance – 25
3. Media Studies/PR – 22
4. Biology students- 19
5. Philosophy and ethics – 17
6. English – 15
7. Sports science – 13
8. History of Art s – 13
9. Law – 11
10.Geography – 10

Our survey of 2,177 young adults also found 89% of students do not use condoms for the majority of their sexual encounters.

The poll, which only involved people who had remained single while at university, also revealed that 73% of students were under the influence of alcohol when engaging in the majority of their sexual encounters.

More than half of you – 54% – also admitted to being unable to recall who gave them their STI.

Of the respondents, 32% said they found out about their infection after being contacted by someone they had slept with who had been diagnosed.

Another 27% said they were only diagnosed after being given a free testing kit.

Nearly 60% of students who caught an STI, contracted chlamydia, 18% caught herpes and 14% genital warts.

The stat that worried us most was that 67% of respondents said they would rather risk another STI than use a condom.

In the past ten years, the number of under-25s being diagnosed with STIs has increased by almost 50%.

Gonorrhoea rates are increasing particularly rapidly – they have risen by a fifth in the last year.

This is thought to be because of a new super-strain of the disease that cannot easily be treated with antibiotics.

Rates are highest among the under-25s, with nearly two-third of chlamydia cases, and more than half of gonorrhoea infections, occurring in this age group.

The Public Health England report states: ‘The continuing high STI rates in England suggest too many people are still putting themselves at risk through unsafe sex, especially young adults and men who have sex with men.’

It urges the under-25s to ensure they use protection with ‘casual partners’ and have regular checks at sexual health clinics.

Creator of the Shag At Uni website, Tom Thurlow, made the following comments about the findings of the study:

“I decided to carry out this study as the site always notices a huge increase in new members to the website during fresher’s weeks, as this is obviously when many of the members will be meeting up with individuals they have met on the site for casual sex. I do not believe that being promiscuous and having casual sex are bad traits, however I am passionate about promoting safe sex, as well as the use of condoms amongst the student population of the UK.”

Elina: The UK’s Most Honest Student


Elina, the £500 prize and why we’re not in the least bit sorry we ran the contest…

JUST LAST WEEK, Shag at Uni announced that 20-year old Elina Desaine from Exeter University was the winner of our Horniest Student 2013 competition. And the news of her recent victory went global.

The Daily Mail called the contest REVOLTING, NY Daily News called it DEGRADING and even The Times of India covered the story with one user writing Great Britain should be renamed to SHAME BRITAIN.


We knew when we first embarked on our mission to find the UK’s Horniest Student that this would be controversial and that it would shake tail feathers amongst prudes. We understood that this wouldn’t be to everyone’s taste and that’s fine. Everybody is entitled to have their own opinion on what is appropriate behaviour in society and what isn’t. However – the majority of the public commenting on this story are completely moronic and wrong.

Firstly, the competition was neither exploitative or sexist. We decided to launch the contest as a bit of fun (in line with our ALWAYS tongue in cheek brand) and to create a buzz around our website, ShagatUni.com. At no stage did we ever force any students to enter against their freewill. Nor did we only allow women to enter. Many students make ‘sleep arounding’ one of their top priorities at university and we absolutely wanted to get behind that and jokingly crown the horniest, whilst giving one lucky individual the opportunity to make a bit of money out of their adventurous nature.

One of the other top complaints of users was how disgusting it is for Elina (or any other student that entered) to behave like a ‘slut’. Some suggesting it is rather soulless. Can people please wake up and smell the coffee! These individuals sleeping around are STUDENTS!! That is what they are supposed to do! They are meant to be enjoying themselves during their three or four years at university and exploring their sexuality, finding out what they like, who they like, what feels good etc etc. The public well and truly need to get over themselves and let the students have some fun.

Students face the highest tuition fees, the highest living costs and the toughest job market of ANY generation. But yes – let’s deprive them a little more and insist some ground rules on sex and how frequent they should partake in it and with a limit on the number of sexual partners they do it with. Who even gets to determine the line between a healthy and a “slutty” sex life anyway?

We consistently make sure we promote the use of contraception to our members. Our Horniest Student Elina even admitted to us that she always makes her sexual partners wear a condom. So any nasty user remarks stating that her partners should get an STI check or that she’s the ‘Poster Child for STDs’ are ignorant, unnecessary and highly inaccurate. Students are well informed and very capable at making smart choices. Like Elina, tens of thousands of students in the UK are also sexually promiscuous and why the hell shouldn’t they be? Whether they’re exploring themselves, whether they’re having fun or whether they’re drunk – as long as they protect themselves, sex is a natural animal instinct and it’s a commodity of theirs that they’re free to use how and when they wish.


Exeter University waded in on the debate with this statement on Elina:

“We certainly don’t condone this sort of behaviour but our main concern at this time is for the student and the impact this may have on her over the long term.”

It is our understanding that they have met with Elina and are now making the poor girl wait whilst they decide what example they would like to set. We do know that they have deemed her actions worthy of what they call a ‘Major Disciplinary’ with a full blown ‘hearing’ to determine her fate.

We find this development the most unsettling that a university in 2013 appears to be mortified over a student admitting to sleeping around. Have the university chiefs actually ever wandered out onto campus and seen what’s going on, or are they stuck in their plush offices all day?? I also wonder how they may feel if a professor teaching at their establishment was caught using our “degrading and tacky” website?

If anything Exeter University should be thanking Elina for choosing to study there and for entering our contest. As like many commentators have said, we’re sure lots of horny undergrads will consider their university in 2014. We’d certainly have liked to study at the university that houses the UK’s Horniest Student!

Elina is NO DIFFERENT to many other students. The only difference being how refreshingly honest she is to talk about it and to enter a public competition to admit how damn horny she is!

Elina is a smart, confident, attractive young woman. After meeting with her we have no doubt whatsoever she will sail into a job or succeed in setting up her own business (if anyone did indeed read about her ambitions in life). What does having wild sex at university have anything to do with an employer anyway? Winning the contest to many negative responses will have definitely opened her eyes to how many judgmental, Stone Age citizens inhabit this country but it will have also made her stronger and hopefully more determined than ever to prove them wrong. All we can do is defend our winner. Because we genuinely believe she’s great! Here’s a girl who has all the Grade A qualities of a student, but also with the drive and the independence that very few possess.

She’s our hero… and she was also Dlisted’s Slut of the Day.

And the UK’s Horniest Student is…


AFTER our month long search across the UK we uncovered hundreds of sex-mad students who were desperate to be crowned Shag at Uni’s newly created title. But today we are pleased to announce that Elina Desaine, 20, from Exeter University is officially the UK’s Horniest Student.

She beat off hundreds of applicants with her winning entry:

I should be the UK’s horniest student because I have sex with at least 2 / 3 different people a week. Sometimes i go clubbing, have sex with someone, and then go back to the club to pick up my second victim. Feeling horny right now, so might just text someone on my ‘shag list’ and do it in the computer room (I’ve done this before, was great!) With your help of Alcohol, I will be able to become an even Hornier Student!

When we revealed to Elina from The Sunday Times University of the Year 2013 Exeter Uni that she had won the world’s first horniest student competition earlier this week she was ecstatic and proclaimed this was her proudest achievement to date!

The IT Business Management student told us, “I entered the competition after my friend saw it advertised by Shag at Uni online. He told me that I was perfect for it as I have a huge reputation on campus for letting my hair down and having fun. Everyone should act like me!”

Shag at Uni picked Elina as the overall winner after hearing how promiscuous she is at university. Tom Thurlow, creator of the student dating site commented, “As soon as I saw Elina’s entry I knew we had a particularly wild girl on our hands. I love the fact she uses her position in the computer science club to have sex in the computer room. She even told me how the computer science club is perfect because it’s full of guys! After meeting with Elina personally I am 100% confident I have found the horniest student in the country.”

Shag at Uni competition winner Elina (photograph by Flordalane Vergara)

Shag at Uni competition winner Elina (photograph by Flordalane Vergara)

Elina claims to have slept with 16 different guys whilst at university and says she prefers older guys, “At Exeter we have this thing called ‘sharking’ where older students prey on first year students and coax them into bed. I was sharked on 3 times in my first year and loved it! Older guys are much more experienced in the bedroom and definitely have more confidence. However, now that I’m a third year I’m definitely trying my hand at sharking and it’s a lot of fun!”

The Latvian-born student who moved to the UK aged 6 – also calls herself a ‘Slutvian’ and told us how she currently has 5 or 6 f*ck buddies to ensure she can get sex whenever she needs it.

Elina who studies at Exeter University (which regularly features in Top 10 university ranking compilation lists) also told us how she nicknamed her uni ‘Sexeter’.

The UK's horniest student also told us how she started to forget her encounters so started a 'Shag List'.

The UK’s horniest student also told us how she started to forget her encounters so started a ‘Shag List’.

Horniest Student Elina (photograph by Flordalane Vergara)

Horniest Student Elina (photograph by Flordalane Vergara)

Elina is also a member of the Expedition Society. After hikes they get naked for some steamy fun!

Elina is also a member of the Expedition Society. After hikes they get naked for some steamy fun!

Some of Elina’s proudest sexual encounters have included hooking up with two older bartenders at her university’s student union, having sex in the computer room and stripping naked to the Baywatch theme tune whenever it is played in her local night club. She is still to achieve her ultimate goal which is to sleep with one of her university’s lecturers.

She admitted to us that since starting university it has transformed her completely, “Before uni I had only slept with my ex boyfriend and one other guy. As soon as I knew I was going to study at Exeter I had to dump my boyfriend so that I could finally live out my wild side. ShagatUni.com has definitely helped me to find my inner freak and I normally have sex most nights now.”

Although most of Elina’s friends find her antics funny, some did get a bit concerned for her a couple of weeks ago when her entire flat forced her into taking a chlamydia test. Thankfully she tested negative for the STI.

No matter how horny Elina gets at university she admits that she takes Shag at Uni’s safety tips seriously and insists any sexual encounter must be backed up with contraception, “My one rule is if the guy hasn’t got a condom, he isn’t shagging me. It’s great because you can have fun without getting any diseases.”

It’s a good job that we’re rewarding her with a YEAR’S SUPPLY of condoms as well as £500 cash, a brand new Samsung mobile, alcohol as well as a year’s membership to Shag at Uni so she can continue to have fun at uni.

And for any other students out there Elina has this message for you, “Just shag more. Just go crazy, uni’s the time to do it. Especially during exam period because that’s when you get stressed the most and sex is a great way to relieve yourself.”

Elina pictured with Shag at Uni creator Tom Thurlow (photograph by Flordalane Vergara)

Elina pictured with Shag at Uni creator Tom Thurlow (photograph by Flordalane Vergara)

Elina posing with her £500 cash prize (photograph by Flordalane Vergara)

Elina posing with her £500 cash prize (photograph by Flordalane Vergara)

The UK’s Horniest Student Award



ShagAtUni.com – The UK’s biggest alternative student dating site is very excited to announce that as of today we are embarking on a nationwide hunt to find the horniest university student in the country. Could it be you?

We believe that student life is one of the most exciting times of your lives and you should live it to the fullest. One area of particular excitement is definitely the amount of sex you get to have!

We want to hear the funniest, the naughtiest or the weirdest sex stories you have. If you tell us and we think your entry is the best, you will be the first to be awarded our prestigious title as the UK’s ‘Horniest Student 2013’.

But that’s not all! We believe you should be rewarded handsomely for shagging around (after all that’s what students should do!) So the winner will also get to take home prizes that no student should ever live without including; complimentary full membership to the Shag at Uni dating site for ONE YEAR so you can have as much sex as you desire, a year’s supply of condoms to go with it (so you’re protected!) , £500 cash, a cool new phone and last but not least a crate load of alcohol so you and your friends can get your drink on!


To enter the competition this is what you have to do:

– To be eligible you must be 18 years or over and be a part or full time student at a UK University/College.
Be a member of Shag at Uni.
– Done all of the above? Then head over to our Facebook page, like us, and send us a ‘message’ telling us in a paragraph what makes you the UK’s Horniest Student, your age and which university you study at. You can be as creative as you want with this. You can tell us how many people you’ve slept with, what you’re planning to do in the next few weeks, craziest place you’ve had sex… whatever! Just tell us why you deserve to be crowned champ and win our trove of prizes. If you want, you could even send us a photo or a video (but please, no nudes!)

We will post a selection of our favourite entries during the course of the competition onto the Facebook page. If we post yours, this is your chance to promote it and rally your friends to like/share and support your entry.

On Friday 1st November 2013 we will take into account how popular your entry was received and of course how horny you sound to help us pick this year’s Horniest Student.

Good luck!

-You must be aged 18 years or over to enter this competition. You have to be at least 18 years of age to use the Shag at Uni website.
-The prizes on offer to the winner are: £500 cash, 1 x Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, 12 months complimentary full membership to ShagatUni.com, a selection of alcoholic drinks and 500 condoms. These prizes can be added to, removed, changed or substituted at any time and at our discretion.
-You must not nominate or enter other persons to the competition. Entries must be self nominations.
-Any pictures or videos submitted must belong to the entrant. Any media submitted must not contain nudity or anything of a graphic content. This type of content will not be published and may disqualify your entry.
-You agree that by submitting your entry we have your permission to use your text, pictures and video for promotional purposes.
-The competition is running between 1st October 2013 – 1st November 2013 inclusive. We reserve the right to extend or shorten these dates at any time.
-The team at Shag at Uni will pick their favourite entry based on likes, shares, the quality of their ShagatUni.com profile and ultimately how we think their entry qualifies them as the UK’s Horniest Student. Our decision is final.
-We reserve the right to disqualify any entries we receive.
-We reserve the right to withdraw this competition without notice.