With Freshers’ Week Upon Us – LELO Is Here To Tell Us Everything We Need To Know About Sexual Health!

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LELO, the world leader in sexual pleasure, are calling on young people to put their sexual health first in a bid to stop the increasing threat of STIs.

2016 findings from The Student Room – the world’s largest student forum and wiki have found that more than half of sexually active students have never been tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), despite 63 per cent having engaged in unprotected sex.

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LELO HEX

The site surveyed just under 1,200 students from across the country about their sexual health and history to also find that, from the 63 per cent who are having unprotected sex, 26 per cent told how they had never bought condoms.

The NHS has recently warned of the consequences of STIs on its student sex site, and says: “Even those without obvious symptoms may cause infertility and other long-term health damage.”

LELO have complied a 101 lowdown on the “then, now and future of sexual health” as well as offering free HEX™ samples, a new re-engineered condom available on lelocondoms.com

 STIs in Numbers

498 million people aged 15 to 49 are infected each year with chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, or trichomoniasis and every day more than 1 million new people are added to the list.

While Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, Chlamydia is most commonly reported with nearly 3 million new cases each year.

Among all age groups, teens and young adults have the highest rates of infection.

As fresher’s week takes place in the UK, LELO alongside Dr Christian Jessen offer the following advice to students

1) Talk:

New partner? Discussing sexual histories matters. What are their thoughts on condom usage? When did they last get screened? Finally, if the prospect of honest exchange leaves you blushing, should you really be getting intimate with this person?
2) Test:

Because the majority of STIs present no tell-tale symptoms, the only way to know for sure is to get tested. Talk to your local health provider, and relax: depending on what you’re being tested for, you’ll either have a quick blood test, swab of genital areas, or be asked to provide a urine sample. Easy!
3) Treat:

Bacterial STIs – chlamydia and syphilis, for example – can be quickly treated with a course of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. The symptoms of viral STDs such as HIV can be managed with medications. Book an appointment and ask!

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LELO HEX

For TV’s Dr Christian Jessen, the acclaimed sexual health expert featured on shows like Embarrassing Bodies and Supersize vs Superskinny, the stats lay bare the need for fundamental changes to UK sexual health education.

He said: “Speaking to people whilst filming and during my day to day life told me that sex education in this country is in a truly dire state.

“Myths and rumours abound, and the facts are rarely known. LELO’s survey confirms this ominous truth.

“All this can only lead to an escalation in the already stratospheric levels of STIs. Sexual health education, including understanding relationships, self-esteem, body image etc MUST be made compulsory in all schools in the UK or the already worrying situation will only get worse.

“Health care professionals are very good at telling people what to do, how to stay healthy, and what to avoid, but we are not always so good at listening to people’s needs and adapting out advice to suit them.

“Condoms are a good example of this: we’ve been telling people for years to use condoms, and have known for years that many people don’t use them. Instead of shrugging off the excuses and repeating the same advice we should have been listening to the reasons why people don’t use condoms and thinking how we can change this.

“Well, I’m delighted that LELO have done just that with some brilliant and innovative design features to help encourage and increase condom use.

“They’ve even improved things for those who DO use condoms regularly -I often have patients in clinic who have come because the condom broke during sex, but they didn’t notice and carried on. I really think the strong HEX design is a significant improvement too.”

Dr Jessen added ” Fresher’s week is all about meeting new people and getting free stuff, but the one ‘free’ thing you don’t want is an STI”!

LELO’s engineers spent a total of 7 years on developing LELO HEX, promising to ‘re-engineer’ the condom.

It features 350 individual hexagons integrated on the inside of an ultra-thin latex outer, allowing it flex and mould to the uniqueness of the wearer, while it channels unwanted stress through the structure itself.
Condoms are the single best way to prevent the spread of STIs and protect your and your partners’ reproductive health. To find out more about how HEXTM is reimagining a future free from STIs and to receive a sample of the world’s most innovative condom to date, visit www.lelocondoms.com.

 

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