February 8, 2010
Results from an online survey of sex and relationships, including attitudes and sexual history, paint a complicated picture for young US men.
The Chicago-based youth market research company TRU partnered with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and Seventeen magazine to conduct the survey of 1,200 males ages 15-22 in November. Of participants, 300 each were ages 15-16, 17-18, 19-20, and 21-22. The intent was to measure sexual respect, Seventeen said.
Among the findings:
The survey also found a double standard in terms of "hooking up," "friends with benefits" and other areas of sexual openness: Among males, 53 percent said having a lot of casual partners makes them popular, but 71 percent said it makes girls less popular.
01.26.10; Sharon Jayson