Gay condom competition launched in Brighton

The hunt for the best gay condoms in a popular UK seaside resort has got underway thanks to an initiative by the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT).

Brighton's Next Top Condom has been unveiled in the run up to World Aids Day and the initiative will see gay and bisexual men in the area given the opportunity to try out four products before reporting back with the experiences they had.

The prophylactic that gets the most votes will be revealed in 2012 and is to be named the THT condom of choice for distribution in Brighton and Hove.

It all forms part of a wider scheme by the group entitled Informed Passions, which is being financed by the Big Lottery Fund and is looking to benefit the sexual health of gay and bisexual males in the region.

Sue Peters, regional manager in the south of England for THT - which was established as a charity in 1982 - said: "It's important that condoms give men pleasure as well as protection. Sex, after all, should be fun."