University goers may want to consider buying condoms online after it was claimed they are an excellent form of birth control.

Shannon Gentry, writing for scaddistrict.com, noted they are great for "college kids on a budget".

She added condoms can also help prevent against sexually transmitted infections and they can also stop against unwanted pregnancies from occurring.

Ms Gentry added: "You can never have enough protection in your life."

The writer observed there are a variety of different types of prophylactic devices people can choose from, whether it be cheap condoms or a glow in the dark condom.

However, she did note it is important to be careful when experimenting with different types.

Dawn Stacey, a former family planning specialist and health educator, recently told About.com that men have to make sure they get the right condom for them as there is a lot of conflicting information out there at the minute.