Event Title

The Influence of Weight on Age of First Consensual Sexual Activities

Location

CSU 255

Start Date

18-4-2016 11:05 AM

End Date

18-4-2016 12:05 PM

Student's Major

Psychology

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Kevin Filter

Mentor's Department

Psychology

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

In the United States, the numbers of individuals who are classified as overweight is steadily rising. Some research has suggested that normal weight women may be more sexually active than overweight women while other studies have suggested the opposite. Because past research has suggested that weight can influence sexual behavior, the purpose of this study is to determine if body mass is related to the age of first consensual sexual experiences. Undergraduates at a Midwestern University completed a survey regarding the age, weight, and height they were at the time for various consensual sexual activities. In order to ensure validity, the participants were asked to provide a medical documentation that stated their height, weight, and age within the year indicated in the survey. The results expected will indicate that normal weight males will have participated in sexual activities earlier than overweight and underweight males. It is expected that underweight and normal weight females will engage in vaginal intercourse at an earlier age than overweight females but overweight females are expected to have participated in other sexual activities at an earlier age.

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Apr 18th, 11:05 AM Apr 18th, 12:05 PM

The Influence of Weight on Age of First Consensual Sexual Activities

CSU 255

In the United States, the numbers of individuals who are classified as overweight is steadily rising. Some research has suggested that normal weight women may be more sexually active than overweight women while other studies have suggested the opposite. Because past research has suggested that weight can influence sexual behavior, the purpose of this study is to determine if body mass is related to the age of first consensual sexual experiences. Undergraduates at a Midwestern University completed a survey regarding the age, weight, and height they were at the time for various consensual sexual activities. In order to ensure validity, the participants were asked to provide a medical documentation that stated their height, weight, and age within the year indicated in the survey. The results expected will indicate that normal weight males will have participated in sexual activities earlier than overweight and underweight males. It is expected that underweight and normal weight females will engage in vaginal intercourse at an earlier age than overweight females but overweight females are expected to have participated in other sexual activities at an earlier age.

Recommended Citation

Thompson, Nicole. "The Influence of Weight on Age of First Consensual Sexual Activities." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/oral-session-07/1