How lockdown improved the nation’s sexual health

During lockdown in the UK, the sale of condoms for global manufacturer Durex plummeted. As people weren’t seeing partners or socialising, there was limited opportunity for singles to enjoy intimate relations with someone they didn’t live with.

Thankfully, for Durex, the easing of lockdown restrictions in recent weeks has seen sales of condoms surge. It seems that the end of lockdown and the warm summer months meant much love was in the air!

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This is also good news for sexual health charities who might have been concerned that such a long period of restriction would lead to carelessness once households were able to mix again.

In fact, in terms of improving the sexual health of the nation, the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has provided an opportunity to drive down the cases of sexually transmitted infections for good. Every cloud has a silver lining, and it seems that lockdown helped to stem the rising tide of sexually transmitted infections in the UK.

If during lockdown, those with suspected infections or even no symptoms at all could get tested at home, there is an opportunity for a real reset in the nation’s sexual health. Find out more about Home STI kits Bexley at a site like

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Even for those who have never been tested before or those who are now with a new partner and having sex, a home test can be posted quickly and discreetly. Chlamydia is the most common STI and often comes with no symptoms.