Condom popularity 'on the rise' in Georgia

The popularity of using condoms as a safe sex method appears to be on the rise, if new figures from eastern Europe are anything to go by.

According to the National Statistics Office of Georgia, import of the prophylactic into Georgia have been increasing year-on-year, the Financial reports.

It was shown that the total amount invested on bringing the products into the nation has risen from $350,000 (£216,000) to $450,000 in 2010 when compared with a year earlier.

Imported from a number of countries, including Germany and France, the condoms are sold under several different names, with some pharmacies offloading around 70,000 to 80,000 over three months.

Moreover, $300,000 was spent in 2010 on importing the items from Germany alone.

The news comes after another European country appeared to be endorsing the use of the barrier method, with an app being launched in Sweden by the National Council for Coordination of HIV Prevention and the Institute for Communicable Disease Control to make it easier for people to locate the nearest places to buy condoms.