Associations between pornography consumption and sexual practices among adolescents in Sweden
2005 (English)In: International Journal of STD and AIDS (London), ISSN 0956-4624, Vol. 16, no 2, 102-107 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Pornography consumption and sexual behaviour were studied, with an aim to investigate any associations. Participants were 718 students from 47 high school classes, mean age 18 years, in a medium-sized Swedish city. More men (98%) than women (72%) had ever consumed pornography. More male high consumers than low consumers or women got sexually aroused by, fantasized about, or tried to perform acts seen in a pornographic film (P<0.001). Three-quarters of the sample had had sexual intercourse, of which 71% reported contraceptive use at first intercourse. Anal intercourse was reported by 16%, with infrequent condom use (39%). Intercourse with a friend (adjusted odds ratio (adj. OR) 2.29; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.27-4.12) was significantly associated with high consumption of pornography among men, while anal intercourse (adj. OR 1.99; 95% CI 0.95-4.16) and group sex (adj. OR 1.95; 95% CI 0.70-5.47) tended to be associated. A significant confounder was early age of sexual debut (adj. OR 1.49; 95% CI 1.18-1.88).
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2005. Vol. 16, no 2, 102-107 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-7363DOI: 10.1258/0956462053057512PubMedID: 15807936OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-7363DiVA: diva2:131129