BOYBAND Futureproof has followed up their TV talent show X-Factor appearance last year with Sex Factor.

They fronted the launch of a new sexual health service for young people.

The band formed for last year’s X-Factor. They stopped off at Huddersfield’s Brian Jackson Centre to highlight the advice service.

Matthew Protheroe, Sean Rumsey, Richard Wilkinson, Adam Chandler and Aaron Delahunty performed an hour-long set at the centre.

They then met cheering teenagers who had spent the day taking part in workshops.

The fun day was organised by NHS Kirklees, formerly the Kirklees Primary Care Trust.

Emma Irving, health improvement practitioner, said: “Everyone is excited we’ve got Futureproof performing, as well as some local talent Abbie Radcliffe and a dance troupe from Suga Brown.

“We want young people to feel that accessing sexual health services in not embarrassing or uncool and we are doing everything we can to break down the barriers.”

More than 100 13-19-year-olds were able to take part social events such as dance, drama and cheerleading workshops.

But they could also visit a number of stalls which offered advice about relationships, safe sex and local services.

Youth workers hope that giving teenagers the chance to take part in activities will deter them from embarking on sexual relationships at a young age. Emma added: “We want young people to have self-esteem and confidence. We also want them to have the knowledge about relationships and sex so that when they are ready for it they know where to go for help and advice which is non-judgemental, confidential and accessible.

“But by doing events like this we hope we can show that they can wait and that there is no pressure.”

The event coincided with the launch of the Kirklees Young People Friendly (KYPF) website.

Teenagers can take part in questionnaires and surveys and vote in interactive polls about sexual health.

It will give organisers more of an idea what young people want from sexual health services.

The website, designed for people aged up to 22, can be found at