URNgasmNov 21, 2022
URNgasm Interviews Maz McCormick
In this bonus episode, we sit down with Maz McCormick, UON's very own Jean Milburn, particularly for queer sex. We talk about the talk they gave during SHAG week, cow testicles and everything we wish we'd learned about queer sex in school.
Maz' partner was involved in creating 'Where We Are and Where We Should Be': a guidebook by and for trans and non-binary youth, about how to navigate the difficulties that exist for those that live outside a cis binary. Every purchase of this book will go directly to supporting the trans community through direct work we do here at Marginal and Comics Youth, but also through various donations to lived-experience led organisations supporting the community.
Other useful links mentioned in the interview:
Just Like Us (a charity for LGBTQ+ youth, supporting queer education in schools) - https://www.justlikeus.org/home/who-we-are/?gclid=CjwKCAiAjrarBhAWEiwA2qWdCL1SdYAQnOircEI2BpHT2HWilG6Z0AFtVoUl1bNHItgHFTj9r4pRCBoCuO4QAvD_BwE
Cripps Health Centre Sexual Testing - https://www.unhs.co.uk/clinics-and-services.aspx?p=C84023#:~:text=STI%20screening%20(if%20you%20don,men)%20for%20chlamydia%20and%20gonorrhoea.
The Health Shop (a sexual health and drugs clinic offering harm reduction advice and resources, particularly for LGBTQ+ people, homeless people and refuge) - https://www.healthshopnottingham.co.uk/
SH:24 (online sexual health service) - https://sh24.org.uk/
URNgasm returns to SHAG week 2023!
After the success of SHAG (Sexual Health and Guidance) week last year, the University of Nottingham Students' Union decided to bring it back, and of course, your URNgasm hosts were ready and raring for the festivities to begin.
In this episode, we explore SHAG week from the perspective of an organiser, a returning visitor and from the perspective of a fresher. From the Mooch SHAG Quiz, Queer Sex Ed talks and STI Testing on campus, Josie, Charlie, Izzy and Ellen give their thoughts on what the SU had on offer this year.
She UK are a Nottinghamshire based charity for childhood sexual abuse, exploitation and sexual violence. To find out more about who they are and what they do, go to https://www.she-uk.org.uk/
URNgasm Season 2: Meet the Hosts!
Hello and welcome to URNgasm - URN's sexiest sex and relationships podcast!
As Ben and Cora travel on to pastures new, Izzy's joined by some new top shaggers; Josie, Charlie and Ellen. For the first episode of a brand new season of URNgasm, the gang play an icebreaker game of Would I Lie To You, and discuss the future of the podcast.
C-Card Scheme (free contraceptives for 16-25yr olds): https://www.ccardnottinghamshire.co.uk/
University Mental Health Advisory Service: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/CurrentStudents/Wellbeing/Student-Wellbeing.aspx
Safeline (specialist sexual violence and abuse charity helpline): https://safeline.org.uk/ or 01926402498
URNgasm Reunited - SRAs, Reflecting and the Future
Graduation couldn't keep them apart for long! The OG URNgasm gang (Ben, Cora and Izzy) return to reflect on URN's sexiest sex podcast, their time at the University of Nottingham, oh, and that SRA award that they've all been internally screaming about.
In this episode we reference the C Card Scheme - to get access to free contraception through this scheme in Nottingham, go to https://www.ccardnottinghamshire.co.uk/
We also talk about the University Mental Health Service - for more information on their resources, go to https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/CurrentStudents/Wellbeing/Student-Wellbeing.aspx
Cora works as a Development Co-Ordinator at Safeline, an incredible sexual violence and domestic abuse service. For more information, go to https://safeline.org.uk/ or call 01926402498.
URNgasm discusses Sexual Violence Awareness Week
TW: Sexual Violence, Abuse, Spiking, Harassment
On this episode of URNgasm, Ben, Cora and Izzy discuss the importance of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness week, which takes place on the first full week of February every year. We talk about the importance of engaging in dialogue surrounding these issues, and what can be done to support people that you might know that are suffering from the effects of sexual abuse, as well as what can be done to encourage discussions around consent as a student. We also consider what the realities are for students going on nights out in Nottingham, and reflect on what can be done to make nights out safer.
Below are some resources that we think might be useful if you or someone you know needs support:
Office - 01926402498 (Mon - Fri 9am-5pm)
National Male Survivor Helpline and Online Support - 08088005005 (Mon - Fri 9am-8pm and Sat/Sun 10am-2pm) Text - 07860065187 or go to Safeline.org.uk for their live chat function
Women's Aid: womensaid.org/uk has multiple resources including a survivor's handbook and forum
Nottingham Sexual Violence Support Services: 01159410440 or visit nottssvss/org.uk
Rape Crisis England & Wales: 24/7 support line 08085002222 or go to rapecrisis.org.uk
Topaz Centre: 08000859993 or email at email@example.com or go to topazcentre.org
SARSAS: 08088010456 or 08088010464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can access their online support services at sarsas.org.uk
Survivors Trust Helpline: go to thesurvivorstrust.org to check the helpline opening hours, or call 08088010818
Samaritans: call 116 123 (24/7 365 days a year)
Nuts & Bolts - Movember at UoN
We moustache you a question...Do you - yes, you - check your nuts?
Movember has ended but we wanted to jump in on the awareness action. Izzy, Ben, and Cora discuss all things Movember from fundraising to Prostate Cancer. Guest appearances include interviews with one of the university's top fundraisers Joe Gomersall, and University Radio Nottingham's Toby Reynolds. A special thank you to Jake Longhurst for joining us as an interviewer!