The association between sexual aggression and HIV risk behavior in heterosexual men
Peterson, Zoe D. Janssen, Erick. Heiman, Julia R.
University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63121, USA. .
The association between sexual aggression and HIV risk behavior in
Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 25(3):538-56, 2010 Mar.
Perpetrating sexual coercion and rape can be conceptualized as a form of
sexual risk taking. In this study, the authors evaluated the relationship
between sexual aggression and other risky sexual behaviors (e.g.,
intercourse without a condom) using an online convenience sample of 1,240
heterosexual men. Sexually aggressive men engaged in more sexual risk
taking (i.e., sex with multiple partners, unprotected sex, and one-night
stands) than nonaggressive men, and almost half of the reported incidents
of sexual aggression were unprotected (i.e., no condom was worn). Thus,
sexual aggression was found to be part of a larger pattern of sexual risk
taking. Regression analyses revealed that sexual aggression was associated
with greater alcohol use and lower sexual inhibition-two variables that
have consistently been found to be related to other forms of sexual risk