The Sex Lives of College Students: Two Decades of Attitudes and Behaviors

Title

The Sex Lives of College Students: Two Decades of Attitudes and Behaviors

Authors

Sandra L. Caron

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Description

The Sex Lives of College Students presents the results of more than a 100-question human sexuality survey administered over the past two decades to thousands of college students ages 18-22. The goal is to better understand their sexual attitudes and behaviors, as well as trends. The findings raise awareness and provide perspective about students' understanding of sex matters and related difficult issues, and tell us we still have a long way to go before people own their sexuality. The survey reinforces the fact that young adults are generally comfortable pursuing sexual relationships, but often fail to openly discuss sexual issues. Some of the results suggest that the double standard is alive and well, as when more college women than men say that love is important in sex. The Sex Lives of College Students provides a springboard for honest dialogue about the role of sexuality in people's lives and a forum for more public discussion of private parts.

ISBN

9780983795889

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Maine College Press

City

Orono, ME

Keywords

University of Maine, College students, Sexual behavior, Statistics

Disciplines

Education | Gender and Sexuality