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Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología

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TEVA, Inmaculada; BERMUDEZ, María Paz  and  RAMIRO, María Teresa. Sexual satisfaction and attitudes towards the use of condoms in adolescents: Evaluation and analysis on their relationship with condom use. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.46, n.2, pp.127-136. ISSN 0120-0534.

Sexual satisfaction and positive attitudes toward condom use promote its use. The main aim of this paper is to assess and analyze the relationship between sexual satisfaction, attitudes toward condom use, and condom use amongst adolescents. The participants were 1504 Spanish school adolescents of both sexes (48.40% male, 51.60% female). A descriptive study was conducted using cross-sectional surveys with probabilistic samples. An increased positive attitude towards condom use in males predicts higher likelihood of condom use in the first vaginal and anal intercourse. Partner sexual satisfaction predicts an increased likelihood of condom use in the first oral sexual intercourse. In addition, sexual satisfaction related to harmony with the partner is associated with a lower likelihood of condom use in the first oral sexual relationship. In females, greater personal sexual satisfaction predicts higher likelihood of not having used a condom in the first vaginal intercourse. Furthermore, higher sexual satisfaction in females - related to harmony with the partner - increased the likelihood of having used a condom during the first vaginal intercourse. The percentages of explained variance are low. It is recommended that future studies analyze sociocultural factors related to gender roles that may be influencing the associations between sexual satisfaction, attitudes toward condom use, and sexual risk amongst adolescents.

Keywords : Adolescent Attitudes; AIDS Prevention; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Sexual Risk Taking; Sexual Satisfaction.

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