Sexual Behaviour Among Young Men in Sweden and the Impact of Pornography

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PUBLISHED

2004 in International Journal of STD & AIDS, Vol. 15(9), pp. 590-593

KEY FINDINGS
  • Half of the young men in this Sweden study reported that pornography inpired their sexual behavior.
  • Half of the young men in Sweden who used pornography engaged in risky sexual behaviors and one-fourth of them had a sexually transmitted disease.
ABSTRACT
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.... READ FULL ABSTRACT
EXCERPTS
  • "The purpose was to investigate the sexual behaviour among young men visting a genitourinary clinic in Sweden, focusing on the impact of pornography...all had consumed pornography...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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