Men's Alcohol Intoxication and Condom Use During Sexual Assault Perpetration

Kelly Cue Davis, Preston A. Kiekel, Trevor J. Schraufnagel, Jeanette Norris, William H. George, Kelly F. Kajumulo

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Abstract

We assessed the association between alcohol consumption and condom use during penetrative sexual assault acts perpetrated by young adult men. Men aged 21 to 35 who reported inconsistent condom use and heavy episodic drinking (N = 225) completed a questionnaire assessing their perpetration of sexual assault since the age of 15, their consumption of alcohol prior to these acts, and their use of condoms during acts involving penetration. Descriptive statistics and Pearson's chi-square tests were used to examine the simultaneous use of alcohol and condom nonuse during penetrative sexual assault acts. More than one third of respondents reported perpetrating at least one penetrative sexual assault 35.6% (n = 79). Condoms were not used in 70.0% of penetrative sexual assaults. When they had consumed alcohol, perpetrators were significantly less likely to use condoms. The sexual assaults reported by this sample typically consisted of perpetrator alcohol consumption and the nonuse of condoms. Programs targeting sexual health and assault risk reduction would be enhanced by addressing this interplay of alcohol, violence, and risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2790-2806
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of interpersonal violence
Volume27
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • alcohol
  • condoms
  • risky sexual behavior
  • sexual assault

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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    Davis, K. C., Kiekel, P. A., Schraufnagel, T. J., Norris, J., George, W. H., & Kajumulo, K. F. (2012). Men's Alcohol Intoxication and Condom Use During Sexual Assault Perpetration. Journal of interpersonal violence, 27(14), 2790-2806. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260512438277