Safe sex video 'criticised'

A safe sex video has come in for criticism for trivialising the issue of anal sex.

Abortion charity Marie Stopes International teamed up with comedy group The Midnight Beast - famous for their parody of the Kesha song Tik Tok - to create the film, which encourages the use of condoms.

However, at one stage the band say that people who partake in anal sex will not become parents, which has been received poorly by a number of people.

The charity has defended the video, noting at the end of it individuals are directed to its site and told not to turn to The Midnight Beast for advice.

"This tongue-in-cheek approach leads young people to a website with all the information and contact details they need to make informed lifestyle choices," the body continued.

Lisa Power, from the Terrence Higgins Trust, said it is important youngsters realise using condoms are the only way to stop the spread of sexually transmitted infections.