Football fans are being reminded of the importance of practicing safe sex during this summer’s World Cup celebrations.
The Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a new campaign encouraging revellers to drink sensibly and to use condoms.
Research carried out by the sexual health charity reveals that almost one in ten people aged between 18 and 34 drink so much while watching sporting events that they can’t remember what they did afterwards.
Spokeswoman Genevieve Edwards pointed out that in such cases, it’s unlikely that protection will be much of a priority if people decide to have sex.
Commenting on the findings, Terrence Higgins Trust supporter Dr Christian Jessen, presenter of TV’s Embarrassing Bodies, said it is "vital" that fans keep themselves "match fit" by carrying condoms with them this summer.
"The World Cup is bound to put you in the mood for some post-match action. But it’s also likely to be a time you might forget all about safer sex and put yourself at risk of those oh-so-passion-killing sexually transmitted infections," he stated.
Kick off in South Africa is scheduled for June 11th and the final will be held a month later on July 11th.