Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Risky sex more likely for young men with positive body images

Reuters writer Anne Harding reports that, "Young men who feel good about their looks are more likely than their peers with a less positive body image to engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study of college students shows.
The men who were most satisfied with their appearance, and the most appearance-oriented -- meaning they were highly invested in their looks and considered appearance to be important -- were also the most likely to have sex without condoms and to have sex with multiple partners, Dr. Eva S. Lefkowitz of Pennsylvania State University in University Park and colleagues report. Read the whole Reuters story @ http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2006-03-24T162955Z_01_COL459279_RTRIDST_0_HEALTH-RISKY-SEX-DC.XML&archived=False