Where can I get condoms and lube?
Sexual health services
Many sexual health services have free condoms in a basket at reception. If you can't see any, just ask.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) drop-in centres and projects - usually run by the voluntary sector - often offer free condoms and lube, as do health centres and some young people's drop-in centres.
Find your nearest service from the panel on the right hand side of this page.
NHS free condom schemes
Some NHS boards run free condom schemes. Use the links below to find condom pick-up points in your area.
Be careful what you buy
Be sure you're getting well-known UK or European brands (with CE or kite marks) from a reputable company and make sure any lube you get is water-based or silicon-based.
If you buy condoms in bulk, make sure you check the use-by date.
Lube lasts at least a year, but does go off eventually once opened, so it might be worth getting lots of small bottles or sachets rather than one large bottle. Store lube in a cool, dry place, and if you haven't used it for a while, check the use-by date and smell it before use to check it hasn't gone bad.