Always wearing condoms during intercourse and regular sexual health check-ups are the best ways of avoiding diseases.

If individuals do not want to end up with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as syphilis or HIV, then practicing safe sex methods is a good way to go about it.

According to the Mirror, following these sorts of procedures is "your best insurance policy".

It noted that if STIs are left untreated, they could turn into long-term health problems that could bring serious consequences.

Male health expert Dr Andrew Walker stated: "If you're worried, head immediately to your GP or to your nearest sexual health clinic where testing can be done anonymously."

Last month the Isle of Man government confirmed that they would not be giving out free condoms to people.

Instead, health minister David Anderson told the Isle of Man News that they would look to "educate and inform" individuals about the need to use the prophylactic.