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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: PSYCHOSEXUAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MALE UNIVERSITY-STUDENTS IN BRAZIL
Author: LEITE, RMC
BUONCOMPAGNO, EM
LEITE, ACC
MERGULHAO, EA
BATTISTONI, MMM
Abstract: Male freshmen (N = 268) at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil responded to a questionnaire concerning aspects of their sexuality from the onset of adolescence. Topics such as physical changes, first ejaculation, masturbation, homosexual manifestations, and sexual practices were investigated, as well as present attitudes toward virginity, intercourse, birth control, abortion, and prevention of AIDS. The quality of the relationship established with parents and the possibilities for dialogue about sex in the family circle were also surveyed. The majority of the subjects revealed satisfactory development in most areas of their sexuality, as well as a good relationship with their parents. Nevertheless, great difficulty was found in dialogue about sex within the family circle. Of these young men, 32% were still virgins at the end of their freshman year, but a considerable number of those already sexually active reported behavior which was inappropriate for the prevention of pregnancy and AIDS. The results are analyzed using psychoanalytic theories of psychosexual development.
Editor: Libra Publishers Inc
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 1995
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