With coronavirus cases in the UK now in the thousands, many Britons have made the wise decision to isolate themselves in their homes.
Keeping yourself entertained while caged at home can be a challenge, and it now appears that many bored Britons are becoming playful while isolating themselves.
Now, doctors at Zava UK have revealed that online sales to chlamydia treatments increased 46% this week, as people make the most of their time at home together.
Based on the findings, doctors ask Britons to practice safe sex during the outbreak.
Dr Simran Deo, from Zava UK, explained: “While there is no evidence that body fluids such as sperm and vaginal discharge can transmit coronavirus, it is always a good idea to practice safe sex and use a condom to help protect against sexually transmitted infections. communicable diseases. as well as accidental pregnancy.
"If you have unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex and you think you may have caught something, it is important to get tested as soon as possible.
“Common symptoms to be observed in women include itching or burning in the genitals, pain when urinating or lumps, spots, sores or blisters on the genitals or anus. You may also experience pain during sex, unusual vaginal discharge, or irregular bleeding.
"Men can also experience irritation, pain or unusual discharge from the penis. Men and women can also experience discharge or pain from the back passage."
However, Deo added that some STDs have no symptoms.
She added: “We know that it can sometimes be difficult to make an appointment with a health professional in person. If you think you may have had an STI or are experiencing symptoms, you can check it out using a home STI test kit ".