The alcohol contexts of consent, wanted sex, sexual pleasure, and sexual assault: Results from a probability survey of undergraduate students

Debby Herbenick, Tsung Chieh Jane Fu, Brian Dodge, J. Fortenberry

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Abstract

Objective: To examine, in a probability sample of undergraduate students, characteristics of students’ most recent sexual experiences (including alcohol use) as well as their experiences with nonconsensual sex. Participants: In January and February 2015, 22,046 students were invited to participate in an anonymous, cross-sectional, Internet-based survey; 7,032 surveys were completed (31.9%). Methods: Measures included background characteristics (age, gender, sexual orientation), most recent sexual event items (sexual pleasure, wantedness, alcohol use), and experiences with nonconsensual sex (since college and lifetime). Results: Respondents reporting sober consensual sex were more likely to report higher levels of sexual pleasure and wantedness. Nonconsensual oral, vaginal, or anal penetration occurring during college were reported by 15.8% of women and 7.7% of men. Students more often told friends, partners, or family members and rarely disclosed to university faculty or police. Conclusions: Implications for campus policy and health education are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of American College Health
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StateAccepted/In press - Jun 21 2018

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Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • sexual consent
  • sexual pleasure
  • wantedness

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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The alcohol contexts of consent, wanted sex, sexual pleasure, and sexual assault : Results from a probability survey of undergraduate students. / Herbenick, Debby; Fu, Tsung Chieh Jane; Dodge, Brian; Fortenberry, J.

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