Youngsters warned over holiday romps

SUFFOLK youngsters are being warned about the dangers of unprotected sex when they head off for their holidays.A new campaign called the Sex Lottery has been launched to give tips to youngsters so they can still have fun while staying safe.

SUFFOLK youngsters are being warned about the dangers of unprotected sex when they head off for their holidays.

A new campaign called the Sex Lottery has been launched to give tips to youngsters so they can still have fun while staying safe.

Like the rest of the nation, sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in Suffolk and now health campaigners are hoping to make them think twice before throwing caution to the wind while they are on holiday.

There are 25 different sexually transmitted infections in the UK, some are incurable, and diagnoses have increased by 20 per cent in men and 56 per cent in women.


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The Sex Lottery Campaign www.playingsafely.co.uk has now released some top holiday tips to staying safe and have also compiled a list of condom negotiation phrases in different languages.

Tips include: Putting a condom in your pocket at the beginning of the night to prevent careless behaviour later.

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Friends should look out for one another and make it a nightly ritual to check you are all carrying condoms.

Try and buy condoms before you go abroad, but if buying them when you're out there make sure they carry a CE mark and check the expiry date.

Sex with strangers is a serious risk as you do not know their history – you cannot tell if someone has an STI, so don't be talked into having unprotected sex.

Using the pill will protect you against pregnancy but not against infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital warts and HIV.

Condoms can be damaged if they come into contact with suntan lotion or baby oil.

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