Oct 4, 2010 8:25 AM by Associated Press

New survey on sex in US

Researchers say the largest, most comprehensive national survey of Americans' sexual behavior since 1994 suggests everything looks pretty normal.

Filling 130 pages of a special issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the study offers detailed findings on how often Americans have sex, with whom, and how they respond.

Among the findings was a high rate of condom usage among 14- to 17-year-olds. Another intriguing finding - rates of condom usage among black and Hispanic men were significantly higher than for whites, suggesting HIV-AIDS awareness programs are making headway.

The lowest condom usage rates were for men over 50 - and the researchers said this was worrisome, since an increasing number of older adults had multiple sexual partners.


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