SAFER SEX THIS CHRISTMAS!
According to our research*, 41% of party-goers are hoping for more sex this Christmas than at any other time of year...
- Only 30% of people actually plan to carry a condom
- 20% *still* think there is a stigma to carrying one
- aaaaand, of the unprotected 70%, 45% of men and 37% of women say they’d do nothing afterwards.
41% of people say they’d buy a condom if only it had a Christmas twist….
...so, together with our partners at condom brand Pasante, we’ve come up with a genius idea to encourage a safer type of festive frolicking… a unique range of Christmas condom prototypes.
Vote here for your favourite
Fur Lined - Do your Christmas love-making skills demand the luxury of a fur lined condom?
The Rudolph - Or would you prefer The Rudolph, with its fluorescent red tip to, erm, ‘guide you?’
Festive Feast - Perhaps our Christmas turkey, mince pie or mulled wine-flavoured condoms will be more your taste?
Jingle Balls - Lastly, maybe you’re the kind who likes the idea of grabbing a nice pair of… baubles?
Vote here for your favourite - and we'll look into getting it produced next year.
What to consider if you have unprotected sex
If used correctly, condoms are highly effective in preventing the transmission of common STIs. Before having unprotected sex with a new partner, you should both get tested for STIs.
Even if you have had unprotected sex a while ago, you should get tested.
You can get tested at a GUM clinic, your GP, or order an STI home test kit online.
If you have had unprotected sex you can use a morning after pill to reduce your risk of pregnancy. The sooner you take a morning after pill, the more likely it is to be effective. You can take Levonelle within three days (72h) and Ellaone within five days (120h) of sex.
*Omnibus research carried out among 2000 adults by One Poll, September 2016