Lust, trust and latex: Why young heterosexual men do not use condoms

@article{Flood2003LustTA,
  title={Lust, trust and latex: Why young heterosexual men do not use condoms},
  author={M. Flood},
  journal={Culture, Health \& Sexuality},
  year={2003},
  volume={5},
  pages={353 - 369}
}
  • M. Flood
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Culture, Health & Sexuality
This paper examines young heterosexual men's participation in unsafe sex. A qualitative study of young heterosexual Australian men's understandings and practices of safe and unsafe sex, involving in-depth interviews conducted with 17 men aged between 18 and 26, found that five principal themes recur in young men's accounts for the non-use of condoms. First, men stress the risk of pregnancy rather than the risks of HIV or other sexually transmitted infections, and they respond to the former risk… Expand
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