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Incomplete Use of Condoms: The Importance of Sexual Arousal



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.



AIDS and BehaviorSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2011

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-009-9638-7

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