Navigation Links
Casual Sex Increasing in U.S.
Date:4/7/2010

Behavior may increase need for protection from sexually transmitted diseases

WEDNESDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- People in nonromantic sexual relationships today are likely to have multiple partners, researchers have found, and that behavior could promote the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, they note.

"The United States has seen a major shift toward nonromantic sexual partnerships -- people becoming sexually involved when they are just casually dating or not dating at all," study author Anthony Paik, a sociologist at the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said in a university news release.

He and his colleagues asked 783 heterosexual adults, ages 18 to 60, how many people they had been sexually involved with during their most recent nonromantic sexual relationship and found:

  • 17 percent of the men and 5 percent of the women said they had been with someone other than their relationship partner.
  • 17 percent of women and 8 percent of men said they'd been exclusive but their partner had not.
  • 12 percent of women and 10 percent of men said neither they nor their partner had been monogamous.
  • Being sexually involved with a friend increased the likelihood of not being monogamous by 44 percent for women and 25 percent for men. Involvement with an acquaintance or stranger increased the likelihood by 30 percent for women and 43 percent for men.

Respondents who got along with each other's parents were less likely to have multiple sex partners. This may be because people are less likely to risk a relationship when they consider the impact on family, Paik said.

The findings were published in the March issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

"People can make their own choices, but we hope this information will be useful as they weigh the risks and rewards of nonromantic sexual relationships," Paik said. "We encourage people to be aware of the potential for sexual concurrency and take appropriate precautions to avoid sexually transmitted infections."

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about sexually transmitted diseases.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Iowa, news release, April 1, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Casual Sex Doesnt Cause Emotional Damage: Study
2. More 20 mph zones in London would prevent 100 killed or seriously injured casualties each year
3. The Logo Loft Hires Laid-Off Sales Executive Increasing Sales for Company by 15% Despite the Recession
4. Burden of HIV/TB infections increasingly falling on Hispanic community
5. Chocolate Industry Leaders Sign Agreement, Align on Path Towards Increasing Consumer Availability & Consistency of Beneficial Cocoa Flavanols
6. Increasing neurogenesis might prevent drug addiction and relapse
7. Increasing Soda Consumption Fuels Rise in Diabetes, Heart Disease
8. Ritalin Boosts Learning by Increasing Brain Plasticity, According to UCSF Research
9. buySAFE, Inc. Releases a Breakthrough White Paper that is a Must Read for Every Internet Retailer Interested in Increasing Website Conversion
10. The Patients Guide to Vasectomy Reversal Now Available for Free for Increasing Number of Men Requesting the Procedure
11. Medical Pay Solutions Introduces the Revenue Maximizer to the Healthcare Industry; The Solution to 'Ever Increasing Direct To Patient Pay Issues'
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... Highlands Ranch, Colo. (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... particularly over the past 35 years. A president has access to health and wellness ... leader of the free world, no single individual has a schedule as frenetic as ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... The Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center (CCASC) invites teens ages 11-18 to its annual Winter ... teens with and without special needs to gather in a safe and supportive environment. Volunteers ... will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge, ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... he says are the real facts surrounding all those Bible stories. For generations families ... school teachers, and Yisrayl says there is more to these than just mere “stories”. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Planet ... Studios. The new cartoon style themes are great for showcasing pictures, videos as well ... scene generators, titles like introductions, lower thirds, transitions and a beautiful frame overlay. Pixel ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Dignity Health named Dr. Scott Bingham the ... The new facility is licensed under Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital , ... excellent leader and will ensure our new freestanding emergency room delivers the highest quality ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... 2016 --> ... Inflammation Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2015 provides ... clinical trials landscape along with top level data ... (G7 & E7), Trial Status, Trial Phase, Sponsor ... companies involved and enlists all trials (Trial title, ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... The primary goal of this research is to analyze ... of liquid biopsy. Key information the survey seeks to ... liquid biopsy adoption amidst future users - Predominantly used ... Sample inflow to conduct liquid biopsy tests - Preference ... on. - Correlation analysis of sample type and biomarker ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... PRO-DEX, INC. (NasdaqCM: PDEX) today announced financial results ... The Company also filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q ... Securities and Exchange Commission today. --> ... --> --> Net sales for the ... 95%, to $5.4 million from $2.8 million for the three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: