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Sexual behaviour among young men in Sweden and the impact of pornography
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
2004 (English)In: International Journal of STD and AIDS (London), ISSN 0956-4624, Vol. 15, no 9, 590-593 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose was to investigate the sexual behaviour among young men (n = 300), visiting a genitourinary clinic in Sweden, focusing on the impact of pornography. Almost all, 98% (n = 292) claimed to be heterosexual. The mean age at first intercourse was 16 years and on that occasion 64% (n = 187) used some kind of contraceptive, mainly condom. All, 99% (n = 296) had consumed pornography and 53% (n = 157) felt that pornography impacted their sexual behaviour; they got inspired. About half (n = 161) had had anal intercourse. Of these, 70% (n = 113) had had it more than once and 84% (n = 133) could imagine doing it again. Only 17% (n = 28) always used a condom in this situation. One out of four (n = 70) had had at least one sexually transmitted disease. The low use of condoms when heterosexual men have anal sex might have serious consequences for a spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

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2004. Vol. 15, no 9, 590-593 p.
Keyword [en]
Adolescent, Adult, Erotica, Human, Male, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Sexual Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/*epidemiology/etiology/*prevention & control, Support; Non-U.S. Gov't, Sweden/epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-67475DOI: 10.1258/0956462041724299PubMedID: 15339365OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-67475DiVA: diva2:95386
Available from: 2008-06-27 Created: 2008-06-27 Last updated: 2011-12-01Bibliographically approved

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