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Decision-making and Other Influences on Adolescents' First Sexual Experience, and Its Impact

Krantz, Veronica P.

This study was looking at one's First Sexual Experience, which was defined as only intercourse both for heterosexual and same-sex relationships, and the circumstances surrounding it. Such circumstances were how different decision-making tactics; such as who the person was, or the reasons for initiation; one's emotions as a result of this experience (positive or negative); and the differences that appeared along gender lines. We wanted to know how they all interacted and thus affected how the individual felt about this first person and experience looking back, and if that was more significant than others since, and thus its overall impact on one's view of sex today. Contrary to our hypothesis, most of the subjects did not feel more strongly about this person and 1st sexual experience overall, when looking back, despite most considering it a positive experience.

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Academic Units
Psychology (Barnard College)
Thesis Advisors
Sacks, Susan Riemer
Degree
B.A., Barnard College
Published Here
May 16, 2011
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