The Terrence Higgins Trust have released a new online HIV prevention campaign for gay and bisexual men in London. The guide called The Gay Man’s Guide To Condoms (Everything they didn’t teach you in school) aims to ensure that men are properly equipped to protect themselves and their partners from infection.
Head of Programmes at Terrence Higgins Trust, Cary James said: ‘Condoms are the bedrock of HIV prevention, but with sex and relationships education patchy at best, too many men are being sent into the world with inadequate advice on how to use them.’
‘We know most gay men use condoms most of the time, but they may not realise that certain things – like storing condoms in a warm place or using spit as lube – can still cause the condom to break. This new guide aims to help men avoid condom mishaps and enjoy better, safer sex lives.’
Currently, one in seven men on the London gay scene has HIV, and this guide aims to help prevent more men from contracting the disease over the summer of 2012, by informing men how to put the condom on correctly, and why size (of the condom) does matter.
As well as receiving advice on the best way to use condoms, NHS Freedoms are offering packs of 24 condoms for the price of £5 for the three month duration of the Summer Lovin’ campaign. Also look out for the Terrence Higgins Trust who will also be distributing 5,000 Summer Lovin’ condom packs in clubs and bars across the London gay scene.
Check out the Summer Lovin’ campaign, and stay safe over the supposedly ’hot’ summer months.