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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.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 9 January 2012
Keywords: arousal, couple-level investigation, dual control model, risk, safer sex, sexual behaviour
Organisations: Psychology


Local EPrints ID: 207275
ISSN: 1448-5028
PURE UUID: 0a3203ef-95e0-43de-beb0-8ae16f61bfa5
ORCID for Cynthia A. Graham: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 09 Jan 2012 16:30
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:50

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