Journal article

Factors affecting men's liking of condoms they have used

AMA Smith, D Jolley, J Hocking, K Benton, J Gerofi

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS | ROYAL SOC MEDICINE PRESS LTD | Published : 1999

Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the impact on men's liking for the condoms they use of a range of factors including demographic variables and variables that describe men's experience of using particular condoms. One hundred and ninety-four men used 3765 condoms for which they provided a liking rating. The condoms were manufactured to one of 2 published standards and the study employed a double-blind crossover design. Sixty-one per cent of condoms were rated favourably, 31% were rated neutrally and the remainder (8%) unfavourably. Men rated condoms less favourably if they were experienced as too loose, too tight, too short, if difficulty was experienced applying the condom, if the c..

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