A biggest reason attributed to the wide spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases is not carelessness but lack of awareness and the lack of treatment for aids. Governments all across the world are trying to provide knowledge about STDs to every citizen in order to contain it.
Because it is the young who primarily indulge in sexual activities, imparting education at the school and college level becomes even more important. Apart from this, use of contraceptive devices such as condoms is being promoted in the most effective way possible.
Fortunately, the latest developments in the marketing policies of manufacturing companies have helped reduce the total costs of these products. To top this fact, availability has also increased which means one would not have to hunt for these items from store to store.
With the help of internet, one can now place an order for condoms online at the websites of various companies as well as dealers. Another advantage of ordering the same online is that it would mean added discounts for the customer. Finding a website which deals in them is not hard and all it requires is a simple search at one of the many search engines.
It also comes as a boon for those who are of shy nature and feel uncomfortable while asking for them at the stores. To help such people, the government has also initiated deployment of condom vending machines in various places such as men's bathrooms, discos, pubs etc.
In an effort to find cheap condoms, do not do the mistake of compromising with one which is of substandard quality. This would effectively mean not using a condom at all. Make sure that the packing is not old (i.e. is not expired) and is made of latex (latex condoms are known to be most effective). It has been scientifically proven that latex condoms are much better at preventing spread of diseases like HIV, Hepatitis etc. as compared to those made from organic substances.
Once they have been bought, they should either be used or stored in appropriate conditions. Unfavorable conditions can lead to them getting damaged or torn (it is important to store them in a cool place).
As precautionary measures, never buy condoms from a vending machine that is placed in direct sunlight, never keep condoms in the pocket for more than a couple of hours, any packet bought should read that it protects from STD spread.
Remember that it is your own responsibility to stay safe and follow hygienic activities. Carelessness and compromises on your part can lead to someone else acquiring the disease.
An incentive in this regard can be fact that most STDs are incurable and are categorized in the list of terminable diseases. Those which have treatments also prove to be horrific experiences which can also lead to people completely shedding their sexual desires.