A Study of Sexual Knowledge, Sexual Attitude, and Sexual Behavior Among College Students in 2019 and Sexual Experience Survey Among 20 Year-Old College Students, 1979-2019
Purpose: To survey the current sexual knowledge, sexual attitude, and sexual behavior of college students in Taiwan and to review the intimate behavior of young people of college age in Taiwan since 1979. Method: University students from freshmen to seniors and fifth year junior college students were selected from stratified cluster sampling from north, central, south, and east areas of Taiwan as subjects, 2,525 in total. They were surveyed by a cross-sectional designed structured questionnaire. Results: They scored less than 60% on related knowledge of pregnancy/contraception, prevention of AIDS and other STDs. Females scored higher than males. Regarding sex attitude, both males and females hold positive attitude towards using condoms, but males had higher acceptance of premarital intimate behavior than females. 28.1% of the subjects had sexual intercourse with the opposite sex (male 32.1%, female 24.9%), and 10.7% with the same sex (male 15.0%, female 7.1%). Only 31.9% of them used the condom during each intercourse. Among those who had intercourse experience, 18.0% of them (male 12.3%, female 24.6%) felt regret after first intercourse. The main reasons are not good timing to have sex, and worrying about the consequence of sexual behavior. However, there are differences in regretful reasons between males and females. All kinds of intimate behavior rates of both boy and girl students have been increasing steadily since 1979, but those of females is higher than males. Conclusion: The rate of college students’ sexual behavior is raising every year, not only the increasing rate of girl students’ intimate behavior with opposite sex, but also the high rate of sexual behavior between male homosexuals. Lacking of sex knowledge, not equipped with self-protection ability, etc. lead to regret after first intercourse. In spite of college students’ right of sexual consent at their age, they might not possess reacting ability and preparation to make the wise decision on sexual behavior. Accordingly, schools have the responsibility to provide sufficient and accurate sexuality education resources and information in order to help the college student learn to examine their ability of sex preparation.
|關鍵詞||大專生、性知識、性經驗、性態度、college students、sexual knowledge、sexual experience、sexual attitude|