Because sexual behavior may be associated with a broader range of outcomes than physical consequences like sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, it is important to understand consequences of sex that may influence mental and social well-being in emerging adulthood. This article describes the short-term intrapersonal and interpersonal consequences reported by college students on days they engage in vaginal sex and what factors predict experiencing particular consequences. Participants reported positive consequences more frequently than negative consequences. Non-use of contraception and sex with a non-dating partner were associated with greater odds of reporting negative consequences. These findings have implications for messages about casual sex and use of contraception in sex education and sexual health programming.
Sex & Consequences
Sex-specific consequences of life in the city | Behavioral Ecology | Oxford Academic
Frances Bonier, Paul R. Martin, Kimberly S. Sheldon, Jay P. Jensen, Sarah L.
Short-term Positive and Negative Consequences of Sex Based on Daily Reports among College Students
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Skip to Content. The same can be said of a significant number of social scientists. Here I am addressing the vast body of gender scholarship that continues to rely, either implicitly or explicitly, on the conceptual distinction between sex and gender. In response to this striking silence on the subject of sex amid the flood of scholarship on gender, I argue gender scholars must bring sex into our collective discourse.