TITLE

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' USES OF AND REACTIONS TO ONLINE SEXUAL INFORMATION AND ENTERTAINMENT: LINKS TO ONLINE AND OFFLINE SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR

AUTHOR(S)
Boies, Sylvain C.
PUB. DATE
September 2002
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2002, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This survey of 760 university students assessed their online sexual activities pertaining to dating, education and entertainment, the associations of these online activities with offline sexual behaviour, and their reactions to the sexually explicit material (SEM) they encountered online. Half of the respondents used the Internet to obtain sexual information and said they benefited from it. About 40% went online to meet new people, and to view SEM. Sexual entertainment activities were frequent both online and offline with more men than women engaging in them. A factor analysis identified four clusters of online and offline sexual activity: seeking partners; entertainment; sexual gratification; and in-person exploration. Masturbation while online was more common among those who reacted favourably to online SEM than those who reacted unfavourably. Those who found SEM disturbing or boring were less likely to have masturbated while online although whether or not respondents found online SEM arousing best distinguished between those who did or did not masturbate while online. The implications of the findings for sexual health education and future research are discussed.
ACCESSION #
9529063

 

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