Guide to help gay men avoid condom ‘mishaps’

Terrence Higgins Trust launch an online guide with tips to teach men the best way to use condoms

Guide to help gay men avoid condom ‘mishaps’
30 July 2012

A UK sexual health charity has launched a guide to help gay and bisexual men prevent condom ‘mishaps’.

The Gay Men’s Guide to Condoms (Everything they didn’t teach you at school) teaches how men can best protect themselves and their partners from infection.

The online manual, which is part of the Terrence Higgins Trust’s Summer Lovin’ campaign to prevent HIV infection, contains useful information on how size matters, how to put on a condom and take it off the right way, and what kind of lube is the most effective to use in order to prevent condom breakage.

Cary James, head of programmes at THT, 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. This new guide aims to help men avoid condom mishaps and enjoy better, safer sex lives.’

Written in point form and divided into well-headed sections, the guide is easy to navigate and understand.

It also provides links to a special offer on the Freedoms website, which offers packs of 24 condoms for the price of £5 ($8 US Dollars) throughout the three-month duration of the Summer Lovin’ campaign.

Terrence Higgins Trust has also launched a short film called Condom Moment supporting the guide.

Bob Ford, Producer at LOKI, the film company which produced the clip, said:

‘Condom Momentcaptures perfectly that fleeting moment when, even at the heights of sexual adrenaline, thoughts about possible risk enter people’s minds – but too often aren’t spoken.’

For more information regarding the Summer Loving Campaign, look out for advertisements in gay media and posters in gay avenues.

The full version of the Gay Men’s Guide to Condoms can be found here.

The clip can be viewed in full below:

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