Condoms 'best way' to avoid STIs

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has reminded men that using a condom is the best way to avoid getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

The advice has been issued during Men's Health Week - which runs from June 13th to 19th - and the organisation has encouraged anyone who has worries about their sexual health to get in touch with their GP, the Andover Advertiser reports.

It noted that chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are more common in men and so they should be very vigilant around their affected area.

"There may be no symptoms at all, or discharge, pain when passing urine, or painful testicles," the group added.

However, it continued by saying that not all STIs have a "quick fix", as those who end up with herpes or genital warts will never be able to get fully cured.

As part of Men's Health Week, a new app has been launched that tries to raise awareness of health issues though humour.