What we do
Sexpression:UK is a student organisation that empowers young people to make decisions about sex and relationships by running informal and comprehensive sex and relationship sessions in the community.
In November 2000, University College London held an 'exploratory' sex education workshop for medical students. This led to the original idea of Sexpression:UK and the formation of a committee along with a branch in Edinburgh.
Since then Sexpression:UK has grown to more than twenty branches in universities across country in the United Kingdom.
All of our lessons are fun and engaging and tailored to your group of young people. Our branches all follow the core offer which is aimed at 14-18 year olds; however, please enquire at your local branch about lessons more specific to the needs of your young people.
The values of Sexpression:UK
- A student organisation — because university students are closer in age to the young people than their teachers and parents our near-peer teaching encourages young people to participate.
- Empowering — young people's individual beliefs are respected, and our teaching helps young people to act on them. We also encourage young people to respect the beliefs of others.
- Informal — young people learn best and are more likely to make informed decisions about sex and relationships if they participate in discussions rather than being lectured.
- Comprehensive —young people should be informed about all aspects of their sexual and reproductive health.
The vision of Sexpression:UK
Sexpression:UK aims for a society in which young people are able to access reliable information about relationships, sex and sexuality; where youth are free from STIs, and unwanted pregnancy; and where they are empowered to make individual, informed decisions regarding their bodies and their health.