When it comes to sexual health, the trusty combo of condoms and lube remains the single most effective way to minimise the risk of STIs and HIV.

There’s a staggering level of choice when it comes to choosing the right condoms and lube but, once you’ve found the right fit, it can lead to safer, more pleasurable sex for you and your partner.

There are lots of places where you can get hold of free condoms and lube, including direct from SX – just drop in to either of our offices.

We a member of the c:card scheme which you can register for to receive free, confidential access to condoms and lube at over 80 sites across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Free condoms and sachets of lube are available in Edinburgh’s gay bars, clubs and saunas, or from free NHS schemes if you’d prefer not to access the gay scene.

You can, of course, also buy condoms and lube from supermarkets, chemists and many other retailers. Just make sure that the condoms you choose have either the BSI Kitemark or the European CE mark, to make sure they’ve been tested to a high standard.