Nottingham named the UK’s ‘sex capital’ for students

Site’s creator praises students for being 'sexually adventurous,' but also encourages the practice of safe sex

Aftab Ali
Student Editor
Wednesday 16 December 2015 14:27

The Ucas application deadline date for 2016/17 is only weeks away now and if students are looking for some inspiration as to which university to head for, the results of this survey may just swing that all-important vote.

Student dating and hook-up site,, has revealed Nottingham to be the UK’s ‘sex capital’ after analysing details of the university cities logging onto their website.

With users in Nottingham visiting the site more than any other city - with 1,477 users visiting daily - Leeds has come a close second with 1,410. The prestigious city of Oxford has been placed third with 1,389 users logging onto the site for “extracurricular activity.”

The website said students from Nottingham didn’t appear to be too surprised when told they had been named the “horniest in the country,” with one student boasting on camera he had bedded a dozen students since arriving in Nottingham just a few days previously.

When asked why so many students are having sex in Nottingham, another student explained they have “heaps of parties” and “everybody gets super loose and it happens.”

One student confidently asked his female companion: “If it’s not a threesome, it’s not worth it?” which garnered the welcoming response: “Can’t complain.”

Watch Nottingham’s students react to the findings:

One notable entry to the list, said the site, is Exeter who rank 18th with 611 people visiting the site every day. University of Exeter received worldwide attention after it was announced 20-year old student, Elina Desaine, was the winner of ShagAtUni’s “Horniest Student” competition.

The site’s creator, 25-year-old entrepreneur Tom Thurlow, praised students for being “sexually adventurous,” but also encouraged the practice of safe sex. He said: “Sex is a fundamental part of university life. It’s fantastic to see more and more students are using ShagAtUni to have some fun with each other without getting bogged down by the restrictions of traditional dating websites.

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“I think sites like this one play an important role in promoting the importance of safe sex within the student community, and I’m pleased we are able to do that and remove the stigma around casual sex.”

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