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.
Looking at one region, Latin America, where sexuality education has a long history and is present in most countries of the region. This presentation will analyse some of the supporting factors at the policy and political level that have enabled scale-up of sexuality education programmes such as the Ministerial Declaration "Educating to Prevent". By understanding the political influences and the advocacy undertaken to ensure roll out of sexuality education, conclusions can be drawn about the different kinds of investments required, economic and political, to enable school-based programmes to be taken to scale.
This presentation highlights a compelling example of how a nationwide school-based sexuality education programme combined with the availability of youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, has led to dramatic improvements in reproductive health indicators among young people over the past two decades in the country.
This presentation will examine the way that key cost drivers that have an impact on the cost and cost-effectiveness of school-based sexuality education and the implications for scaling up the programme in different scenarios. The study, commissioned by UNESCO, looks at the cost of sexuality education (SE) programmes in four developing countries (Nigeria, Kenya, India and Indonesia), one country in transition (Estonia), and one developed country (The Netherlands). The cost-effectiveness is analysed Kenya and Estonia.