Tactics Young Women Use to Resist Condom Use When a Partner Wants to Use a Condom

Rhiana Wegner, Melissa Ardelle Lewis, Kelly Cue Davis, Elizabeth C. Neilson, Jeanette Norris

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Abstract

Although there is a growing literature on men’s condom use resistance (CUR) tactics (e.g., direct requests, deception), little research exists on women’s CUR tactics. This study investigated young women’s (ages 18 to 21) self-reported use of CUR tactics since age 14 and related individual difference factors. Participants included 235 sexually active heterosexual women from a nationwide convenience survey sample who completed a newly adapted women’s version of the Condom Use Resistance Survey. Consistent with the limited previous research, women were most likely to use risk-level reassurance (37.9%) and seduction (33.2%) tactics. A higher frequency and quantity of alcohol consumption, particularly prior to sex, lower perceived risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and a history of STI diagnosis were associated with having previously used a greater number and variety of CUR tactics. This highlights the need for CUR prevention and intervention programming for women. Future research should specifically examine women’s rationale for using CUR tactics and utilize longitudinal and experimental methods to further elucidate directional and causal relationships among individual-level risk factors, CUR, and negative sexual health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-823
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Sex Research
Volume55
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Sep 2018

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Wegner, Rhiana ; Lewis, Melissa Ardelle ; Davis, Kelly Cue ; Neilson, Elizabeth C. ; Norris, Jeanette. / Tactics Young Women Use to Resist Condom Use When a Partner Wants to Use a Condom. In: Journal of Sex Research. 2018 ; Vol. 55, No. 7. pp. 817-823.
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Tactics Young Women Use to Resist Condom Use When a Partner Wants to Use a Condom. / Wegner, Rhiana; Lewis, Melissa Ardelle; Davis, Kelly Cue; Neilson, Elizabeth C.; Norris, Jeanette.

In: Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 55, No. 7, 02.09.2018, p. 817-823.

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