PSYC 172 - LEC 3 - TUES

PSYC 172 - LEC 3 - TUES - LECTURE38/11/09WEEK2Tuesday

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LECTURE 3 - 8/11/09 – WEEK 2 Tuesday Sexually Transmitted Infection - Sexually Transmitted Infections: Facts o Risk underestimated “Just world” belief Social stigma Asymptomatic? o Risk Increased by: Inconsistent use of protection Multiple partners Substance abuse Drug sharing through needles Sharing is not caring More risky sexual behaviors? - Many may “trust” their partner is a low STD risk o June 25, 2009, Reuters Health o The researchers found that people often took such subjective qualities as a sign that their partner  would put them at low STD risk.  For example, more than 70% of patients said they would probably  consider a partner “safe” if he or she were generally trustworthy o However, people’s perceptions of their partners do not necessarily match reality o Past studies, Masaro and her colleagues point out, have found that while many people are “confident… - Levels of Risk of Various Sexual Behaviors High-Risk sexual behaviors Moderate-Risk sexual  behaviors Low-risk sexual behaviors Oral-genital sex without  condom or dental dam Oral-genital sex using condom  or dental dam Body to body contact,  embracing Semen in the mouth Kissing with no broken skin or  mouth sores Dry kissing Vaginal intercourse without a  condom Vaginal intercourse using a  latex condom Massage Anal intercourse without a  condom Anal intercourse using a latex  condom Mutual masturbation Other oral or manual anal  contact External skin contact with  semen, if break or sore on  skin Erotic books and movies,  sharing sex toys - Keep in Mind… o Male to female and male to male transmission more likely than female to male and female to female  transmission More surface area makes more risky! o But…can’t make ANY assumptions! - Bacterial infections: What are they? o
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PSYC 172 - LEC 3 - TUES - LECTURE38/11/09WEEK2Tuesday

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