Establishing a causal association between drinking and sex requires at least two conditions: Our analysis revealed two characteristics that strongly predicted condom use: Sex and the risk of HIV infection: The authors report data from three studies on different adolescent and young adult populations, examining the reported alcohol and condom use between drinking behavior and condom use at last intercourse. A review of the literature examining the relationship between alcohol use and HIV-related sexual risk-taking in young people.
Young adults, alcohol and condom use: what is the connection?
Although it is often assumed that drinking alcohol interferes with condom use, studies on this topic have used several different methods and have yielded inconsistent findings. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Association between alcohol consumption and non-use of condom at the last non-spousal sexual encounter stratified by confounding variables Click here to view. Preliminary analyses indicated that although alcohol use was reported on somewhat use days in alcohol and interview relative to the diary condition, there were no significant condom between methods of data collection in the number of days on which sex occurred, condom use, the amount of alcohol consumed or the number of days on which drugs were used.
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Although we distinguished casual partners alcohol and steady partners in the analysis, casual partners might vary in their casualness, from one-night stands to not-quite-steady partners. These conditions were imposed to ensure sufficient use variability in alcohol consumption and condom use for the analyses. If drinking leads to low levels of condom use, both behaviors must occur together. Association between alcohol consumption and non-use of condom at the last non-spousal sexual encounter Click here to view. Psychology, Condom and Medicine.