Incomplete use of condoms: the importance of sexual arousal

Graham, Cynthia A., Crosby, Richard A., Milhausen, Robin R., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Yarber, William L. (2011) Incomplete use of condoms: the importance of sexual arousal AIDS and Behavior, 15, (7), pp. 1328-1331. (doi:10.1007/s10461-009-9638-7). (PMID:19921418).


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The purpose of this study was to identify associations between incomplete condom use (not using condoms from start to finish of sex) and sexual arousal variables. A convenience sample of heterosexual men (n = 761) completed a web-based questionnaire. Men who scored higher on sexual arousability were more likely to put a condom on after sex had begun (AOR = 1.58). Men who reported difficulty reaching orgasm were more likely to report removing condoms before sex was over (AOR = 2.08). These findings suggest that sexual arousal may be an important, and under-studied, factor associated with incomplete use of condoms.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1007/s10461-009-9638-7
ISSNs: 1090-7165 (print)
Keywords: condoms, sexual pleasure, erection, sti risk, men
ePrint ID: 198457
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October 2011Published
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2011 15:35
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 01:31
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