Forget Valentine's Day, there's a new romantic day occupying February 14: National Condom Day.
Like an elusive Valentine's partner, many STIs are hidden. Around 70% of people with chlamydia have no symptoms, going unnoticed while being transmitted to others.
It's no surprise that STI rates are on the rise.
So, what could be more romantic than preventing the unintended consequences of unprotected sex?
Show some romance by taking advantage of how easy it is to get your hands on a condom.
Condoms are widely available, don't require a prescription and can even be found for free at Young People Ahead 1113 Fourth Avenue, Mount Isa at the front and back of the premise.
Young People Ahead encourages all youth to engage in safe sex by always having a condom handy, making time for that discussion with your partner/s, ensuring you have informed and enthusiastic consent and getting regular sexual health checks either through a GP or at the Sexual Health Clinic.
National Condom Day is a great reminder to take control of our own sexual health.
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