Both male and female subjects tended to view a relationship as closer, more intimate, and more likely to last when their partners insisted on using a condom.
The study was published in the Journal of Adolescence.
On the average, the students whose partners insisted on using a condom said they felt safer and had less regret about the encounter than those who didn't.
(Interestingly, the sex of the person who suggested using a condom wasn't found significant.) Hocking says it's not surprising to him that both men and women believed that the relationship was more intimate when a condom was used. The belief that insisting on safe sex damages the relationship is a myth." Still, role-playing is a long way from real life.
Audio of his comments published by the local news portal Pravdapfo and by Dozhd TV caused a stir on social media and have since been defended by the region's top physician. Think about it." Viktorov's comments, made during a review of achievements made last year in the region's second-largest city, Novocheboksarsk, elicited mockery and outrage on Russian social media, with some questioning his medical qualifications.
The hospital claims to see hundreds of patients concerned about HIV and has treated 4,500 infected persons.
In addition to this, the sexual roulette soirées are also leading to an increase of Hepatitis C, chlamydia and gonorrhea as well as the re-emergence of syphilis.
A Russian regional health minister has this bit of medical advice for women: be careful that you don't have too many male partners before trying to bear children, otherwise you won't be able to give birth.
"If a woman has seven men before the birth of her first child, then that means 100 percent she will be infertile," Vladimir Viktorov, Chuvashia's top health official, said during a February 19 conference attended by regional head Mikhail Ignatyev and other officials.