Men’s Coercive Condom Use Resistance: The Roles of Sexual Aggression History, Alcohol Intoxication, and Partner Condom Negotiation

Kelly Davis, Natasha K. Gulati, Elizabeth C. Neilson, Cynthia A. Stappenbeck

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Abstract

Condom use resistance (CUR) through coercive tactics is a significant public health concern. The present study investigated CUR risk factors through an alcohol administration experiment using a sexual risk analog with a community sample of male nonproblem drinkers (N = 321). Utilizing a path analysis framework, results demonstrated that men with more severe sexual aggression histories displayed stronger in-the-moment power and control responses, which was associated with greater coercive CUR and unprotected sex intentions. A significant interaction between sexual aggression history, risk rationale, and alcohol condition also predicted coercive CUR intentions. These findings emphasize the relationship between sexual aggression and sexual risk behaviors and highlight the importance of targeting these constructs in intervention and prevention efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1349-1368
Number of pages20
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume24
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

Keywords

  • alcohol
  • condom negotiation
  • condom use resistance
  • sexual aggression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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