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Condom 'turn offs' among adults: an exploratory study

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An exploratory study compared the prevalence of multiple types of condom-associated ‘turn offs’ in men and women. Nearly 2000 people completed a web-based questionnaire. Data were analysed from 464 men and women who reported that condoms had turned them off the last time they were used. Gender differences were not observed for the majority (9) of 15 turn offs. The most common turn offs related to loss of pleasure. For example, more than three-quarters of the men and nearly 40% of the women reported decreased sexual sensation (P = 0.0001). Putting on condoms was reported by 43.2% of the men versus 30.2% of the women (P = 0.02). Smell was a relatively frequent turn off, with about one-third indicating this issue and no significant gender difference (P = 0.32). Turn offs pertaining to arousal and orgasm were also common. Findings suggest that numerous physical and psychological condom turn offs may be experienced by men and women while using male condoms. Although some turn offs differed as a function of gender, there was remarkable similarity between men and women

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Crosby, Richard, Milhausen, Robin, Yarber, William L., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Graham, Cynthia A. (2008) Condom 'turn offs' among adults: an exploratory study International Journal of STD & AIDS, 19, (9), pp. 590-594. (doi:10.1258/ijsa.2008.008120). (PMID:18725548).

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Published date: September 2008
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 206769
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/206769
PURE UUID: 00a56a23-05f5-4c8c-9e4f-c8c53dbc3c4b
ORCID for Cynthia A. Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-599X

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Date deposited: 11 Jan 2012 14:33
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:50

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

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