A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine on Jan 23, 2013, reveals that within a nationally representative study of American men and women, sex was rated as highly arousing and pleasurable whether or not condoms and/or lubricants were used. Condoms and lubricants are commonly used by both women and men when they have sex.
Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., MPH and Michael Reece, Ph.D., MPH, of the School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, reviewed the 2009 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior and included a nationally representative study of men and women in the United States ages 18 to 59 who reported the details of their most recent sexual event.
“Results showed that men and women consistently rate sex as highly arousing and pleasurable with few differences based on condom or lubricant use. More than twice as many women were unsure whether the condom was lubricated (26.6 percent vs. 11.4 percent) or from what material it was made (23.6 percent vs. 8.9 percent). “
The aim of the research was not to discover that people find sex pleasurable.
The purpose of the was to access the extent of people’s knowledge of condom use and to improve the general public's awareness that condoms provide protection from sexually transmitted diseases as well as preventing unplanned and undesired births.
While Alabama government is “celebrating” the fact that only 6,697 teens (aged 11 to 19) gave birth in 2012, the Alabama taxpayer may not be celebrating the fact that they will pay between $250,000 to $400,000 per child in taxes to pay for the child’s maintenance, education, and health care. A condom costs about one dollar.
The research was reviewed at the Eureka Alert website the date of publication.