Condom Use and its Myths
In the first summary of a peer reviewed article, an article was found called Sexual
Coercion, Verbal Aggression, and Condom Use Consistency among College Students. The journal in which this article was found is Journal of American College Health, Vol. 59, No. 4 pp.273-280. The greater hypothesis of this article was the staggering coalition of sexual coercion, which is the forcefulness of people to use peer pressure, alcohol, or other measures to get their sexual desires met. The intent of the article was also very strong with the condom use numbers amongst its research group. Which, this author finds to be the important statistic and what the final draft will be based upon. The research that was conducted in the article was from a mid-sized college in the south eastern United Sates. The authors and researchers got together 600 undergraduate students and asked them questions based on the relative research. Questions like, I insulted or swore at my partner?, I used insults to make my partner have sex, I know that if my partner is drunk enough they won’t make me use a condom, etc. A large number of questions and evidence were conducted; however the staggering number was the condom use numbers from freshman-senior. The number declined at a rapid rate. Proving what I was trying to hypothesize…The older you get, the less condoms are used. As previously stated 600 people were chosen at random, 150 freshmen, 150 sophomores, 150 juniors, and 150 seniors. They were all emailed the survey, and only 148, roughly 24.7 completed them. This makes the research style survey or questionnaire. The staggering result from the research was that 30.4% of the surveyed students used condoms all the time, where 26.7% reported never using any means of protection.
The authors of the article offer a few hypotheses about their research, which are
“Sexually Active Students Who Report
References: Fair, C. D., Vanyur, J. (2006) Sexual Coericion, Verbal Aggression, and Condom Use Consistency among College Students. Journal of American College Health, 273-280. Steenhuysen. J. (2006). Condom use routine for U.S. teen, not adults: Reuters.com Web. http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/10/04/us-usa-sex-idUSTRE6930KP20101004