World AIDS Day (1st December) is today and we have some GREAT news. This World AIDS Day, MTV Staying Alive is collaborating with Made In Chelsea’s own Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle for a special six-hour live recording for their podcast Private Parts, to talk all about sex. And we’re very excited. All funds raised comes back to MTV Staying Alive. You can donate here.
Supported by Doctor Care Anywhere, AXA and ONE Condoms, this MTV Staying Alive Private Parts ep will be delving deep into all sexual matters in order to shirk those pesky taboos. Knowing Jamie and Francis, the ep promises to be six hours of hilarity, with guests on the show including Made In Chelsea’s Jess Woodley, YouTubers Josh Pieters, Estee Lalonde and Arron Crascall, and broadcaster and model Snoochie Shy.
The best part is that you can tune in to watch it all live! Yep, the entire thing will be livestreamed on the MTV Staying Alive Foundation’s Facebook page, with options to get involved by taking part in competitions, and opportunities to donate. Every penny raised during the episode will go towards helping MTV Staying Alive fight HIV around the world. Even better, ONE Condoms are matching all donations £ for £ up to £10,000!
So why is it so important to get talking about sex? AIDS is the biggest killer of young people in sub-Saharan Africa, and the second biggest killer of young people worldwide. It’s shocking, isn’t it? There are lots of reasons for this, but some of the biggest are a lack of proper safe sex education, of available sexual health services, and the stigma that surrounds HIV and AIDS that stops people from talking about it(which then leads to unhelpful misconceptions) and getting tested.
Public Health England stats this year revealed that a case of chlamydia or gonorrhoea is diagnosed in a young person every 4 minutes in England. We want to tackle that, and raise awareness about how important it is to have safe sex, and how much it doesn’t infringe AT ALL on your fun. If anything it should make you relax more, knowing you don’t have the deal with any unpleasant consequences like STIs or an unwanted pregnancy.
The subject of HIV and AIDS can be pretty heavy, especially since the spread of HIV is such a serious risk for young people around the world. But talking about sex can be fun too, and what could be more fun than dipping into six hours of live chat from Made In Chelsea’s Jamie and Francis, while helping to raise money to tackle the serious stuff at the same time!
So definitely tune in to the livestream on the 1st December from 12-6pm (link here) and help MTV Staying Alive tackle HIV, while having a good old jolly time. It’s gonna be entertaining to say the least.
You can donate to the podcast fundraiser by texting PART90 £5 or £10 to 70070 (check with the person who pays the bill) or by visiting Jamie and Francis’ page here.