Condom usage to reduce STI risk?

Individuals need to make sure they practice safe sex methods - such as wearing condoms - to prevent catching sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Bernie Rigoulay, Luton and Dunstable Hospital's senior sexual health adviser, told Luton Today that people should also have regular check-ups.

"If people need advice, or are worried that they may have an infection, they can book a confidential appointment at our ... clinic," she added.

According to the news provider, condoms are the only method of protection that can stop pregnancy and STIs.

Individuals have also been reminded that some of the diseases are often symptomless and can lead to infertility.

Last week, it emerged fake condoms - modelled as Durexx Gossamer's - were being sold in a Birmingham shop.

According to the Birmingham Mail, these devices can be as much as ten times more likely to fail during sex, which could lead to a whole host of problems.