New study from researchers at University of Georgia suggests condom use sends positive message to partner

ATHENS, Ga. Massive international publicity about the risks of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases appears to have had little impact on condom use. While as many as 85 percent of college students may be sexually active, only 40 percent have ever used a condom, according to one study.

Numerous theories have been cited for this failure, but an overwhelming factor is the embarrassment of bringing the subject up at all. A new study by a professor of speech communication and two graduate students at the University of Georgia, however, has shown for the first time that the use of condoms, especially in first-time sex, may lead to closer, more intimate and longer-lasting relationships. And it sends the message that the male is less likely to have a sexually transmitted disease.

"The folklore of this issue is that insisting on condom use sends a negative message to a partners," said John Hocking, a professor at UGA."But we found that for both males and females, insisting on condom use sends a positive message to the partner. It may well be that both males and females would prefer that condoms be used but that they don't bring the subject up because they're afraid of the partner's perception. This information could have a major impact on public health, we believe."

The study by Hocking and graduate students Don Turk and Alex Ellinger, was published today in the Journal of Adolescence.

The research involved some 268 University of Georgia students, who took part in what Hocking calls an "extremely effective and realistic" role-playing survey. Male and female participants imagined that they were about to engage in first-time sex with his or her new partner, and participants were randomly assigned to a condom or no condom condition in which the partner either insisted on using one or made it clear that one would not be used. The participants then responded in writing to measures designed to assess their post-sex attitudes toward the partner, the

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