Terrence Higgins Trust, a HIV and sexual health charity, has released a short film clip, in which an assortment of British and international athletes talk about sex and condoms.
With the tagline, ‘Be a good sport (use a condom)’ the short clip shows interviews with Christine Hartigan (triathlete), Dave Dalleba (football), Natalie Barnard (triathlete), Roger Skedd (decathlete), Simon Alebiosu (judo) and Tushar Patel (wheelchair athletics), who all kindly donated their time free of charge.
Be a Good Sport, which was written and directed by Marcus Jones and Jacquie Beaumont at Jam Creative, is a clever, tongue-in-cheek video which makes you question just what these athletes are really referring to, whilst promoting safe sex at the same time. Its release comes at the end of the UK’s summer of sport, during which a record 150,000 condoms were handed out to Olympic athletes in London – nearly 15 per competitor.
Director of Health Improvement at Terrence Higgins Trust, Genevieve Edwards said: ‘People often look to sportspeople for advice on how to stay healthy, and of course there’s no reason why sexual health shouldn’t be part of that. Whatever your own level of prowess, using a condom during sex will give you the best sporting chance against unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.’
Have a watch of the video here: