TITLE

SEXUAL BEHAVIORS, CONDOM USE AND FACTORS INFLUENCING CAUSAL SEX AMONG BACKPACKERS AND OTHER YOUNG INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS

AUTHOR(S)
Egan, Cari E.
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2001, Vol. 10 Issue 1/2, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examined the casual sex behaviour and condom use of backpackers and other young international travellers (n=504) travelling in Canada in the summer of 2000. Twenty-six percent of all respondents reported that they had sexual intercourse with a casual partner (i.e. someone they had just met) while on their current trip. Those who had casual sex while travelling were most often: male; had a history of casual sex prior to the trip; reported higher numbers of partners prior to the trip; expected to have casual sex on the trip; and were backpackers as opposed to short term travellers. While 94% expected to use a condom during casual sex while travelling, only 64% did so with their most recent casual partner. Perception of HIV risk was low among those who had casual sex and lower among those who did not. Factors most often cited as influences to have casual sex by those who did so were: (1) desire (being aroused, thinking about sex) or being desired (someone wanting sex with me); (2) alcohol use (drinking, being drunk) and mood enhancement (partying, "have fun" mood); and (3) for men but not women, picking someone up or being picked up. Sex differences in these and other influences on casual sex behaviour while travelling are discussed in relation to the dynamics of casual sex behaviour and STI/HIV risk among young international travellers.
ACCESSION #
6830737

 

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