Factors associated with emotional satisfaction during first anal intercourse in a sample of ymsm

Renata Arrington-Sanders, Joshua G. Rosenberger, Pamela Matson, David S. Novak, J. Dennis Fortenberry

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Abstract

We sought to determine, in a sample of 2,813 HIV seronegative young men who had sex with other men age 18–24, whether physical satisfaction would explain emotional satisfaction during first anal intercourse and whether emotional satisfaction would impact having sex with a partner a second time. Emotional satisfaction was explained mostly by physical satisfaction during the event, but partner type also had direct impact on emotional satisfaction. Our findings suggest that first anal intercourse experiences in young men are both emotionally and physically satisfying and may impact subsequent sexual behavior and partner decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)968-984
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume63
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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