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Let’s set the record straight. If you're having sex, condoms are the only form of protection that can help stop the transmission of STIs and at the same time prevent unplanned pregnancies. 

Some things to think about:

  • You can’t tell if someone has an STI based on how they look, where they’re from or who they have slept with.
  • Planning ahead and taking condoms with you, means you’ll not have to worry later.
  • Think its awkward asking your partner to wear a condom? Imagine finding out you’ve got an STI…
  • Using a condom provides you with peace of mind and lets you enjoy the process!
  • Condoms can prevent you from catching HIV
  • People with STIs often don’t know they’re infected, so protect yourself just in case.


Not sure about using condoms altogether?

Have a read of our when to use condoms page for a whole load of health reasons.

Yes, we’re full of great information. Read up on how you can have fun with condoms too and find out what they are capable of. We bet you’ll be surprised!

And to make things a little easier for you, we’ve also got some handy tips for you on how to talk about condoms with your partner.

Last but not least, you might want to check out where you can get condoms from. It’ll probably come in handy.


Already convinced but would just like to know how to put a condom on?

No worries, we’ve got that covered with our handy how to put a condom on infographic.

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