A new campaign’s being launched by Public Health England to get more under-25s to use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted infections [STi’s] spreading.
It’s the first government sexual health campaign in eight years and comes as a survey carried out by PHE and YouGov revealed almost half of 16-24 year olds have never used a condom with a new partner.
Alarmingly one in 10 of them had never even used one.
STIs can cause infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, swollen or painful testicles and even meningitis.
Public Health England and YouGov spoke to more than 2,000 16-24-year olds about their sexual health.
The main reason for not using a condom was because they said sex felt better without one.
Jordan, who’s 19 and from Wrexham, admits he only uses them around “half the time”.
In 2016, there were more than 141,000 chlamydia and gonorrhea diagnoses in people aged between 15 and 24 in England.
Jesse, who’s 24, told Newsbeat he contracted both because he didn’t use a condom.
Source: BBC Newsbeat