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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.

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Published date: October 2011
Keywords: condoms, sexual pleasure, erection, sti risk, men
Organisations: Human Wellbeing


Local EPrints ID: 198457
ISSN: 1090-7165
PURE UUID: 9a272932-b2ce-4fd9-824d-f72280638724
ORCID for Cynthia A. Graham: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 03 Oct 2011 15:35
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:19

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Author: Richard A. Crosby
Author: Robin R. Milhausen
Author: Stephanie A. Sanders
Author: William L. Yarber

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