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Condoms and C-Card scheme

Regardless of your age, gender or sexual identity condoms play an important part in protecting against STIs. 


  • If you are a young person (13 - 19 years of age) and are thinking or already having sex, why not check out the information about free condoms and advice offered through the C-Card scheme
  • For adults over the age of 19, have a look at what free condoms we offer through the Swish service 
Top Ten Condom Hacks
  • Checking the expiry date on the condom
  • Make sure the condom's packaging has not been punctured
  • Follow the instructions to make sure you put the condom on correctly
  • Unroll the condom onto the penis and leave room at the top of the condom but ensure air is removed,
  • Don't try to unroll it before putting it on
  • Use a condom friendly lubricant during sex (look for water-based lubricants to avoid damaging the condom)
  • Hold the base of the condom when withdrawing after sex, so that it doesn’t slip off
  • Dispose of the condom in the bin, if you attempt to flush it down the toilet, they will often float back or cause a blockage 
  • Never remove a condom and put it on again
  • Using a condom if you are having oral sex with a man can prevent getting an STI that can be passed via the mouth
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