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6 April 2018

Let’s Talk About X for SHAG Week

It’s no secret that discussing sexual health can be a bit of a taboo subject. Let’s face it: most people feel uncomfortable talking about it in an open setting.

That’s why from Monday 16 – Friday 20 April 2018, we’re celebrating SHAG Week! And no, we’re not talking about Austin Powers! SHAG stands for Sexual Health and Guidance. 

We want to challenge pre-conceived ideas about sexuality and create awareness about sexual health. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in workshops, discussions, and activities, to receive the information you need in an informal and fun way, and to break down the barriers that often exist during conversations about sexuality.

This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Talk About X’: we’re talking everything from sexual harassment and assault to the importance of consent, from learning about pleasure to reflecting on your sexual identity, from getting an STI check to practising safe sex. 

Here are some reasons why it’s really important that we have open and honest conversations around sexual health:

So, get involved in SHAG Week: be confident, ask questions and lead the conversation to change the culture. See below for the program of events on each campus.

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Monday 16 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Wall of Stories
Main Stage Area, Morgan’s Walk

Wednesday 18 April, 12.00 – 2.00pm
Free wraps and giant games
Main Stage Area, Morgan’s Walk

Thursday 19 April, 12.30 – 1.50pm
‘All you need is love’ afternoon tea
HE3.002
Interactive discussion about respectful relationships, ethical sex and gender equality with the Deakin Health Promotion Society. Free: RSVP by email to [email protected].

Thursday 19 April, 5 – 7pm
Reclaim the Night Walk
Main Stage Area, Morgan’s Walk
This walk will start from the Main Stage Area and travel down to the Creek, up to Elgar Road, across the new link bridge and back to Morgan’s Walk. A free DUSA whistle/LED keyring will be handed out to all participants.

Thursday 26 April, 3 – 4.30pm
Let’s Talk About X Workshop
B1.28
Tickets $10 – Book Now
This workshop will cover everything from pleasure and consent to sexuality, gender diverse identities and mental health. The $10 registration fee will be refunded to you upon completion of this program. You can book online (above) but since the $1.55 booking fee is not refundable we recommend you purchase this ticket at DUSA Reception.

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Tuesday 17 April, 12 – 2pm
Free ‘Goodbye STI’ wraps and fries lunch
Waterfront Gallery, Level 2
Come along for free STI health information packs, ‘Guess the Microbe’ game, free condom wall (no glove, no love) and information on how to book your next STI test.

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Thursday 19 April, 12 – 2pm
Free ‘Goodbye STI’ burger and fries lunch
East End Dining Hall, Waurn Ponds
Come along for free STI health information packs, ‘Guess the Microbe’ game, free condom wall (no glove, no love) and information on how to book your next STI test.

Thursday 19 April, 5.30 – 7pm
DUSA Safe Walk
The Cube, Waurn Ponds
This walk is aimed to promote safety on campus, the SafeZone app and Deakin Security. A free DUSA whistle/LED keyring and glow thunder stick will be handed out to all participants.

Tuesday 24 April, 2 – 3.30pm
Let’s Talk About X Workshop
DD2.218
Tickets $10 – Book Now
This workshop will cover everything from pleasure and consent to sexuality, gender diverse identities and mental health. The $10 registration fee will be refunded to you upon completion of this program. You can also book online (above) but since the $1.55 booking fee is not refundable we recommend you purchase this ticket at DUSA Reception.

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Tuesday 17 April, 4 – 6pm
DUSA Safe Walk
An all-inclusive walk around campus to raise awareness of the Safezone App. Includes free afternoon tea supplied by Brother Fox.

Wednesday 18 April, 11.30am – 1.30pm
Free ‘Goodbye STI’ burger and fries lunch
Building H1.2A, Cafeteria West

Wednesday 18 April, 12 – 3pm
Free STI discussion and referral drop-ins
Building B, lower level
An on-campus nurse will be available to make your appointment with the Hopkins Medical Centre (or you can call to make an appointment on 5563 3256).

Wednesday 18 April, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Phone and drop-in counselling
Student Life, Building B, lower level or call 5563 3256

Thursday 19 April, 12 – 3pm
Free STI Discussion and referral drop-ins
Building B, lower level
An on-campus nurse will be available to make your appointment with the Hopkins Medical Centre (or you can call to make an appointment 5563 3256)

Thursday 19 April, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Phone and drop-in counselling
Student Life, Building B, lower level or call 5563 3256

Thursday 19 April
The DUSA Nursing and Health Society Carnival Ball will also be providing sexual health information during their event. Tickets are available to purchase from DUSA Bookshop, or, for further details, please email [email protected].

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