College students' condom use errors: who is experiencing breaking and slipping?
- Correspondence to Erin Whitney Moore, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5030 Cherry Hall, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA;
- Accepted 26 February 2012
- Published Online First 21 March 2012
Few studies have investigated college students' condom use errors.1–4 I explored differences between students who reported condom errors and those who did not. Participants included 259 college students (mean age = 19.5, 74.1% female subjects; 46.7% Caucasian) who reported having ever had vaginal or anal sex. They completed a questionnaire about demographics, sexual behaviour and four attitudinal items (rated on a 5-point scale with higher scores indicating greater agreement) regarding whether condoms prevent enjoyment of sex, condoms' effectiveness in preventing sexually transmitted infections, …