Incomplete Use of Condoms: The Importance of Sexual Arousal
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- Graham, C.A., Crosby, R.A., Milhausen, R.R. et al. AIDS Behav (2011) 15: 1328. doi:10.1007/s10461-009-9638-7
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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.