Women who put condoms on male partners: Correlates of condom application

Stephanie A. Sanders, Cynthia A. Graham, William L. Yarber, Richard A. Crosby, Brian Dodge, Robin R. Milhausen

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Objective: To identify correlates of women applying condoms. Methods: Cross-sectional survey of 533 sexually-active women; questionnaire. Results: Of the condom users (n=322), 31.7% reported applying condoms at least once-an average on 59.7% of the occasions. Compared to nonappliers, appliers had more positive affect toward sexually related situations (erotophilia, P=.004) and a higher frequency of sex (P=.003). Condom users, compared to nonusers, were significantly younger (P=.001), were less likely to be in sexually exclusive relationships (P=.001) or married (P=.01), and reported more partners in the past 3 months (P=.001), Conclusions: Condom-applying women may have more positive attitudes toward sexuality and engage in a higher frequency of sexual activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-466
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2006


  • Condoms
  • Education
  • Sexual behaviors
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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