Condom use in the context of sex research: a commentary

Graham, Cynthia A. (2012) Condom use in the context of sex research: a commentary. Sexual Health (doi:10.1071/SH11103).


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This commentary highlights some recent trends in sex research that have particular relevance for research on condom use, including studies investigating the meaning of sexual arousal, desire and pleasure; a focus on couple-level investigations; and the relevance of individual differences and personality characteristics to sexual risk-taking. Although historically, sexuality-related issues have received little systematic attention in the field of public health, researchers are now paying more attention to the role of pleasure and sexual arousal in condom use. It is argued that a better integration of findings from the area of sex research into the HIV and sexually transmissible infection (STI) field is needed to develop and improve programs to reduce the risk of STIs and unintended pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1071/SH11103
ISSNs: 1448-5028 (print)
Keywords: arousal, couple-level investigation, dual control model, risk, safer sex, sexual behaviour
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Psychology
ePrint ID: 207275
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
9 January 2012Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 16:30
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:48

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