You can lower your risk of catching or passing on STIs if:

  • You and your partner only have sex with each other
  • You both tested negative for STIs at least three months after you had sex with any other partners
  • You always use condoms

Always buy condoms that have the CE mark or BSI kite mark on the packet. This means they've been tested and meet high safety standards. 

Find out more about male condoms and female condoms

If you’re under 25 you can access free male condoms through the C-Card scheme