This paper summarizes the subjective sexual experiences associated with the most recent partnered sexual event: sexual arousal, pleasure, orgasm, erectile (males) or lubrication (females) difficulties, and sexual intercourse pain. Data were obtained from a population-based cross-sectional survey of 5,865 adolescents and adults in the U.S. A total of 2,172 parents (or legal guardians) reviewed a description of the study, including the study instrument, and 62% (n = 1,347) subsequently consented to allow their child to be invited via e-mail to participate. Of 1,347 adolescents contacted via e-mail, 831 responded, with 99.0% (n = 820) consenting to participate. Of these, 242 (29.5%; 114 males and 128 females) reported at least one partnered sexual behavior in the past year and are the focus of subsequent analyses.
Sexual behaviors were assessed by items describing a range of partnered sexual behaviors. Six sexual behaviors were specifically addressed: frottage; given oral sex; received oral sex; penile-vaginal intercourse; receptive anal intercourse; insertive anal intercourse. Subjective sexual experience of the most recent sexual event assessed Sexual arousal, Sexual pleasure, Orgasm, and Partner Orgasm. Participants who reported penile-vaginal intercourse were asked about erectile or lubrication difficulties, and pain.
Major findings were relatively high levels of arousal, pleasure and orgasm across a variety of behaviors, lack of interference with sexual pleasure or orgasm by condoms, and small but important levels of erectile/lubrication difficulties and pain with penile-vaginal intercourse. The data provide a basis for understanding sexual aspects of adolescents’ sexual encounters from a sexual health perspective.
Sexually traumatized patients often have problems with flashbacks, nightmares and avoidance. This workshop teaches an integrated method for trauma relief, combining knowledge from NLP, psycho dynamic therapy, cognitive therapy and modern trauma research. The method is based on the human memory storing system, which functions in the same way in all human beings. This means that the method easily can be used cross-culturally and for all gender combinations.
To explore how sexual health and sexual ethics are represented in the Bible and how these are relevant to the 21st century. God created humans as physical and relational beings. Sexuality is a good, healthy element of that created physical relatedness, with three functions: relational bonding; mutual pleasure; and procreation. The biblical pattern for sexual expression which best accords with these functions is heterosexual monogamy.
How should the Public Health Model be applied so it really contributes to improved sexual health for all? Public Health recognizes three levels of prevention - Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Primary prevention involves prevention of the disease or injury itself, Fluoride, Immunization, Education to avoid smoking and substance abuse. Secondary prevention blocks the progression of an injury or disease from an impairment to a disability. An impairment has already occurred, but disability may be prevented through early intervention.
The UK has among the highest teenage pregnancy and STI rates in Western Europe and strategies to reduce these outcomes have a high priority. This paper seeks to draw lessons from the rigorous evaluations of three sexual health initiatives: SHARE (a cluster randomised trial (CRT) of teacher-delivered sex education), RIPPLE (CRT of peer-delivered school sex education) and Healthy Respect Phase 2 (a quasi-experimental study of a multi-component Scottish national sexual health demonstration project encompassing youth friendly sexual health drop-ins, social marketing, branding, a parenting component and SHARE).
This symposium will focus on presentation of the results and discussion of a ground-breaking study into the cost and cost-effectiveness of sexuality education (SE) in six countries, commissioned by UNESCO in 2010. Why an economic analysis? Policy-makers all over the world, involved in decisions on school-based sexuality education (SE) programmes, are facing three important economic questions: what are the costs of developing the programmes, what are the costs of implementing and scaling up the programmes, and do the programmes provide value for money?