A NEW scheme will allow under 25s to access free condoms.

The C-Card scheme, launched last month, is designed to encourage young people to become “clued up on safer sex”.

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove sexual health and contraception service said: “You can access free condoms from any pick up point across the city by showing your C-Card, no questions asked.

“They will sign your C-Card and give you a pack of six condoms, a sachet of lube, and femidoms.

"The first time you get a C-Card you will need to have a quick chat with a trained professional.

"They will show you how to use condoms using a demonstrator and tell you about services that you might need.

"This won’t take long and is a great time to ask any questions you might have about sex and relationships or using condoms.

"They may also give you information around femidoms."

C-cards can be picked up from several points in the city, including the Brighton Youth Centre in Edward Street, the Park Crescent Health Centre in Lewes Road, the YAC in St. George's Place and St. Peters Medical Centre in Oxford Street.