Using condoms Condoms are very effective in protecting both sexual partners from the risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. See our page that is all about condoms. It includes a guide on how to put one on correctly, where you can get free condoms and lube and details on why condoms are good for your sex life! Find it difficult to raise the issue of condoms? Watch our Quickie video on doing just that! It's equally important to be aware of the facts and risks of so-called "barebacking", which means having anal or vaginal intercourse without using a condom. Watch Eddystone's Quickie video all about going bareback!