Fishbein M, Ajzen I. That HIV-positive men engaged in riskier sexual practices during party weekends is an important point, because HIV is spread through the joint mechanism of seropositivity and unsafe sex, and because the sexually charged, drug-fueled party atmosphere may increase sexual activity overall. Remember those "we reserve the right to serve anyone" signs? They came to resemble underground rave parties in some respects, but differ in that circuit parties are highly publicized and professionally produced, and tend to attract people from a wider age range and a broader geographic area. The researchers also examined the relationship between ecstasy use and sexual behavior and found that "a greater percentage of regular MDMA users reported engaging in receptive anal intercourse than non-regular MDMA users" 26 percent versus 10 percent. We're coming out earlier and are more readily accepted by our families and peers.
I was therefore shocked that when we tried to engage her in conversation, she became embarrassed, turned away, nestling her head inside her long, blond hair, much as would an embarrassed school girl caught stealing the answers to an exam.
Corroborating existing scholarship, 16 we encountered some health professionals who counsel safe sex in their work while engaging in risky sex at parties. Considerations with regard to methamphetamines and other recreational drugs for nursing practice and research. Access to Health Services.
But while the mechanisms discussed thus far -- including modeling -- probably contribute to increased sexual activity, they do not necessarily skew that activity toward unsafe sex -- that is, away from condom use and vigilance in discussing the serostatus of partners.