The perceived effects of condoms on sexual experience: A comparison of older hispanic and non-hispanic men

Sande Gracia Jones, Eric A. Fenkl, Carol A. Patsdaughter, Katherine Chadwell, Beatriz Valdes

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Abstract

Heterosexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is increasing in older adult populations around the world. This study compares Hispanic and non-Hispanic men ages 50 years and older currently using prescribed erectile dysfunction medications in relation to their perception of the effect of condoms on sexual experience. A sample of 86 men (40 Hispanic and 46 non- Hispanic men) ages 50-79 years completed the 10-item Effect on Sexual Experience (ESE) subscale. Although there was no difference between the 2 groups on the subscale mean score, t(84) = 1.449, p =.151, analysis of the subscale items found 1 item that was significantly different (p =.005) between the 2 groups, although this difference could have been related to different perceptions of the word disgusting. Hispanic men were also less concerned than non-Hispanic men about condom-related loss of erection. This study adds to the literature on HIV and STD prevention for older Hispanic/Latinos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
JournalHispanic Health Care International
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Condoms
  • HIV
  • Hispanic
  • Older adults
  • STDs
  • Sildenafil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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