Views on Sexual and Reproductive Wellness

Views on Sexual and Reproductive Wellness

A journal of peer-reviewed research

CONTEXT

Conjecture in public places discourse implies that intimate encounters outside a committed relationship that is romantic be emotionally harmful for young adults, and federal abstinence training policy has needed training that sexual intercourse away from a marital relationship probably will have harmful psychological effects.

TECHNIQUES

In 2003–2004, a varied sample of 1,311 intimately active adults (mean age, 20.5) playing a longitudinal research in Minnesota finished a study including measures of intimate behavior and wellbeing that is psychological. Chi-square tests were utilized to compare the prevalence of present casual partnerships by chosen demographic and individual groups. General linear modeling ended up being utilized to compare mean quantities of each wellbeing that is psychological between those reporting current casual lovers and people reporting committed lovers; partner kind ended up being calculated both dichotomously and categorically.

OUTCOMES

One-fifth of participants stated that their latest intercourse partner ended up being a laid-back partner (in other words., casual acquaintance or close but nonexclusive partner). Casual partnerships had been more prevalent among guys than among females (29% vs. 14%), therefore the proportions of male and female participants reporting a recently available casual partner diff ered by battle or ethnicity. […]