Important factors about condom use and other incentives
Over a third of respondents stated that condom use is importance in order to prevent STIs (35%)
When asked if there was anything else that would encourage them to use condoms 4% of respondents repeated that easier or free access would
A small number of respondents were persistent in stating that they would not use condoms under any circumstances across all open comments
What is the most important thing to you about using condoms? - open comments
Base: Total sample (460)
This table shows the key themes from respondents of the most important thing about using condoms.
35% of respondents think the most important thing about using condoms is that they prevent STI’s.
13% of respondents think the most important thing about using condoms is that they prevent pregnancies.
12% of respondents think the most important thing about using condoms is that they are reliable and accessible.
6% of respondents think the most important thing about using condoms is about the safety or protection or health.
5% of respondents think the most important thing about using condoms is that they are good quality or comfortable.
3% of respondents left a negative comment about using condoms or do not use them.
2% of respondents think the most important thing about using condoms is that they are used correctly.
2% of respondents answered not applicable because of their personal circumstances.
1% of respondents think the most important thing about using condoms is that there are hypoallergic or latex free of spermicide free condoms available.
4% of respondents gave other comments and 69% of respondents did not have any comments.
To prevent STIs
To prevent pregnancies
They're reliable/ accessible (i.e. do not break, easy to use, widely available, convenient, affordable, undamaged, in date)
Safety/ protection/ health - no further context
They're good quality/ comfortable (i.e. size, material, feel, etc.)
Does not use them/ negative comment
That they're used correctly
Not applicable due to personal circumstances
Hypoallergenic/ latex free/ spermicide free
Is there anything else that would encourage you to use condoms? - open comments
Base: Total sample (425)
This table shows the key themes of what would encourage respondents to use condoms.
4% of respondents said that easier or free access would encourage them to use condoms.
3% of respondents said that de-stigmatizing or more education about condom use would encourage them to use condoms.
2% of respondents commented that they are not sexually active or that they do not have a sexual partner.
2% of respondents said they do not use condoms due to personal reasons such as being in a monogamous relationship, their age or being on other contraceptive.
1% of respondents said that concerns over STIs or pregnancy would encourage them to use condoms.
3% of respondents gave other comments about what would encourage them to use condoms.
84% of respondents gave no comment.
Easier/ free access
De-stigmatizing/ educating about condom use
Not sexually active/ no partner
Does not use them due to personal circumstances (i.e. monogamous, uses other contraceptive, age, etc.)
Concern about STIs/ pregnancy
Nothing - does not/ will not use them
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