AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 15, Issue 7, pp 1328–1331

Incomplete Use of Condoms: The Importance of Sexual Arousal

Authors

    • Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical PsychologyUniversity of Oxford
    • The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and ReproductionIndiana University
    • Rural Center for AIDS/STD PreventionIndiana University
    • Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical PsychologyIsis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital
  • Richard A. Crosby
    • The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and ReproductionIndiana University
    • Rural Center for AIDS/STD PreventionIndiana University
    • College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky
  • Robin R. Milhausen
    • The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and ReproductionIndiana University
    • Rural Center for AIDS/STD PreventionIndiana University
    • Department of Family Relations and Applied NutritionUniversity of Guelph
  • Stephanie A. Sanders
    • The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and ReproductionIndiana University
    • Rural Center for AIDS/STD PreventionIndiana University
    • Department of Gender StudiesIndiana University
  • William L. Yarber
    • The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and ReproductionIndiana University
    • Rural Center for AIDS/STD PreventionIndiana University
    • Department of Gender StudiesIndiana University
    • Department of Applied Health ScienceIndiana University
Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10461-009-9638-7

Cite this article as:
Graham, C.A., Crosby, R.A., Milhausen, R.R. et al. AIDS Behav (2011) 15: 1328. doi:10.1007/s10461-009-9638-7

Abstract

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.

Keywords

CondomsSexual pleasureErectionSTI riskMen

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