Condoms and lube
Yorkshire MESMAC supplies free condoms and lube to communities in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Hull, Rotherham, York and North Yorkshire.
You can get our condoms and lube from your local scene venue (gay pubs and clubs), saunas, cottages and cruising areas, your local Yorkshire MESMAC office or by post, all free of charge.
We can supply trim, standard and large latex condoms. They are all branded with the kitemark and/or CE mark for quality. They are safe to use for vaginal, oral and/or anal sex.
Unfortunately we are no longer able to send out latex king size, latex free and latex free large condoms in the post. Please contact your local office for advice if you require these.
Each postal order contains 6 condoms and 6 sachets of lube.
This service is available to the following people in the following areas:
- Leeds: Men who have sex with men.
- Bradford: Men who have sex with men, young LGBT people and people from African communities.
- Hull: Men who have sex with men, people from BME communities, women dating after divorce and separation – note you have to be aged 20 and over.
- York: Men who have sex with men, young LGBT and people from African communities.
- North Yorkshire: Men who have sex with men, young LGBT and people from African communities.
- Wakefield: Men who have sex with men, young LGBT and people from African communities.
- Rotherham: Men who have sex with men, young LGBT and people from African communities.
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What lube should I use?
When you don't use enough lube, or use the wrong kind, the likelihood of condom failure is increased, making transmission of HIV and other STIs possible.
You should use:
- Water-based lubes (e.g. K-Y, Wet Stuff and ID Glide)
- silicone-based lubes (Eros Bodyglide and Liquid Silk).
You shouldn’t use:
- Oil-based lubricants like cooking oil, moisturisers, sun lotions, baby oil, butter, Crisco, Elbow Grease, etc
- It can also cause latex condoms to break
- However, they can be used with non-latex condoms, like Durex Avanti, Mates Skyn or Pasante Unique
- Don’t use spit as it dries up quickly and increases the chance of your condom tearing.
Information from GMFA
We don't supply flavoured lube, other specialist lube such as silicone based lube, ribbed condoms or Durex condoms. We cannot send condoms outside of the areas that we cover.
Condoms are the best way of preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.