You competence suppose that all the banging on about stable sex would meant no one’s having sex but protection.
And yet, despite every advert for condoms, every shouty sex ed teacher, and every campaign reminding people to stay safe, loads of immature people are going forward and having defenceless sex. More than you competence think, actually.
New investigate from YouGov reveals that scarcely half (47%) of sexually active immature people in the UK have had sex with a new partner but a condom, and one in 10 sexually active 16-24 year olds have never used a condom.
That’s flattering worrying, generally deliberation how prevalent STIs are among immature people. Nearly 6 in 10 of all chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnoses in 2016 were in people aged 15 to 24.
It’s not transparent because this is. Is it down to bad sex education? Embarrassment around shopping condoms? The use of contraception remaining mostly absent from TV shows and films?
To fight the issue, Publis Health England has launched the first Government passionate health campaign in eight years – a new campaign called Protect Against STIs. This will work to promote condom use as the many effective way to strengthen against sexually transmitted diseases.
The campaign aims to lift recognition of the very critical consequences of constrictive an STI, including infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, and even meningitis, and to prominence the fact that many STIs are symptomless, so you can’t tell if someone has one.
The campaign will need to tackle immature people’s problem deliberating sex. The YouGov consult reveals that 56% of men and 43% of women find it formidable to speak about STIs with their friends, and 58% pronounced that if they had an STI they’d find it formidable to plead with their passionate partner.
They’ll also need to make immature people worried about STIs, rather than just worrying about pregnancy. 58% of immature people surveyed pronounced they use contraception to equivocate pregnancy, while 29% pronounced they used condoms to strengthen themselves from STIs. This can meant that immature people use contraception that prevents pregnancy, such as the preventive pill, as that’s what they’re many worried about – leaving them defenceless against STIs.
Protect Against STIs will launch 15 Dec with a national digital promotion campaign targeting immature people, showing genuine people pity their stories of having an STI.
Hopefully that’ll make us all take stable sex a little some-more seriously, and exclude to have sex that isn’t protected.
Dr Sara Kayat, TV alloy and campaign believer said: ‘Using a condom is the safest way to safeguard that you equivocate constrictive STIs, such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea.
‘Whilst many STIs are symptomless, constrictive them can have critical health consequences if left untreated and even lead to infertility. As we tell patients in my hospital every week, it’s just not worth putting yourself at risk by not using a condom.’
True that. Condoms really don’t revoke pleasure, and should be an essential partial of sex – not an afterthought or something to boot in the feverishness of the moment.
Remember that while preventing pregnancy when you don’t wish to get profound is important, so is safeguarding yourself from STIs. Get unchanging checks and always use a condom with a partner whose passionate health results you haven’t reliable – for oral, vaginal, and anal sex. Stay stable out there.