Your definitive guide to the Safer Sex Balls

We’ve done all the research so you can spend more time planning your outfits. You’re welcome

With less than 3 weeks to go until the first of the SSBs, the hype is mounting.

Here’s everything you need to know to help you choose your outfits, plan your evenings, and show you the FOMO you’re gonna have if you don’t hurry up and buy a ticket.

The Enchanted Garden Ball

Date: 7/12/14
Theme: Rio Carnival
Ticket prices: £32 early bird, £38 advances
Venue: Torquay Riviera

This is what it looks like

Distance from Exeter: Half an hour by coach
Number of tickets sold: 2100
Donation to charity: “Aiming to donate £25k of profits to Eddystone Trust.”


The Cuban Brothers

DJ Yoda

DJ Luck and MC Neat


Comedy Warm Up Workout

Face On Face Off: “One half of multiple couples who don’t know each other will be brought up on stage and decorated facially with an assortment of sweet condiments and if we’re feeling nasty some salty things too. The crowd judges the best effort then the artists have to lick off their creations.”

Blind Date Dancing: “Pairs of randoms are chosen then blindfolded in a circle on the dance floor, then told to go at it as best they can with their unidentified partner. Funniest crowd judged couple wins then they reveal themselves to each other.”

You could be tied to one of these guys for an evening. How will you cope.

Blindfolded Musical Chairs/ 3 legged race: Not as kinky as it sounds

Inflatables: Bouncy castle / ball pit style (so you were right not to buy an Adventure Ball ticket)

Kissing, Glitter and Photo Booths 


Cost of a pint: £3.30
Cost of a glass of vino: £3.10

The Winter Wonderland Ball

“The SSB is back in its original home, the Westpoint Arena, and bigger than ever!

With a huge line up, a festival style set up, celebrity hosts and blasting snow cannons, it promises to be a provocative night of wintery mischief just a stone’s throw away from Exeter city centre!”

Date: 10/12/14
Theme: Winter Wonderland
Ticket prices: Between £0-£30, depending on how keen you were
Venue: Westpoint Arena


Distance from Exeter: 5.0 miles (9 minutes)
Number of tickets sold: 1700
Donation to charity: “All depends on final ticket sales but at least £10,000.”

Buy a tree and embrace the Winter Wonderland spirit


Main stage: Jaguar Skills, Jameela Jamil (Radio 1) + special guest

Second stage: Hosted by Hold It Down & Exit residents + special guest


Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing, Alik Alfus, The Candy Kitten girls and other MIC guests.

The man, the legend: Jamie Laing will be there


Free glass of bubbly for first 300 arrivals / Winter Wonderland décor / Festival stage setup and FX / Snow cannons
Cost of a pint: £3.50
Cost of a glass of vino:  £3
Food:  £3-6

Food, booze and underwear: what’s not to love?

Additional travel costs: £5 return coach travel
Collection: St James’ Park
Drop off: Prince of Wales Road