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ERIC Number: ED452141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 25
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Predictors of Satisfaction with First Intercourse: A New Perspective for Sexuality Education.
Thomsen, Debora L.; Chang, I. Joyce
This study sought to identify predictors of satisfaction with first sexual intercourse. A survey of 292 undergraduates at a large rural midwestern university revealed that the majority of respondents received inadequate sex education. Most of their school sex education covered reproduction and disease prevention, to the exclusion of human sexual response, expression and development, relationship skills, or communication. Important predictors of satisfaction with first intercourse included experiencing orgasm (p <.001), expecting intercourse to occur (p <.001), being in love with sexual partner (p <.001), discussing condoms and other birth control methods ahead of time (p <.05), and actually using condoms and other birth control methods (p <.05). Several predictors of satisfaction had a positive relationship with the level of sex education. Of men, 80% reported experiencing orgasm versus 24% of women, with men reporting greater overall satisfaction than women (p <.001). Implications for researchers and educators are discussed. (Contains a figure, 3 tables, and 36 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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