Frequencies and relations of body piercing and sexual experience in college students

Jerome R. Koch, Alden E. Roberts, Myrna L. Armstrong, Donna C. Owen

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Abstract

This research examined the relation between having a body piercing and having engaged in premarital sexual intercourse. Data were gathered from a convenience sample of 450 college students. 72% were women; 85% were ages 18 to 22 years (M = 20.9, 5D = 4.5), 80% were Euro-American. Women with piercings reported substantively and significantly greater frequency of sexual activity than college students without piercings. There were no significant differences in sexual experience between men with piercings and those without. These findings differ from previous research comparing the sexual activity of college students with and without tattoos.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological reports
Volume101
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

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