An Exeter University student who won a competition to be named ‘Britain’s Horniest Student’ by a dating website is facing discipline by the University.
The University of Exeter’s Student newspaper Exeposé has reported that student Elina Desaine in fact entered the competition as a joke but will face disciplinary action on the grounds that her actions “may cause reputational damage to the University”.
Desaine, a Latvian-born student at Exeter University, won £500 in cash and a year’s supply of condoms by winning the competition.
The disciplinary action, confirmed by a University spokesperson, means that she could be excluded from her studies.
Other possible sanctions include a fine of up to £500, compulsory community service or the signing of a ‘behavioural contract’.
Exeposé go on to add that “sources close to Ms Desaine” have confirmed she and some friends made “a joke entry into the contest”, inventing the list of her “proudest moments”
When the winner of the contest was orignally announced Exeter University condemned the Latvian born student’s actions.
Adding: 'We certainly don’t condone this sort of behaviour but our main concern at this time is for the student and the impact this may have on her over the long term.'
Sexual health experts condemned the competition run by shagatuni.com as 'dangerous' as they believed it could encourage the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexual health consultant Dr Peter Greenhouse said: ‘The more people who try to win this award, the more dangerous things will be for their friends. It is far from a brilliant idea in public health terms.
'Most people who have sexual infections have no symptoms. They get these infections from people who don't know they have it. That is why there are so many infections around.’