Study: Sex And The City Leads To Frank Discussions About STDs

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Carrie Bradshaw and co. inspire adults to openly discuss sexual health.
sex and the city
Carrie Bradshaw and co. inspire adults to openly discuss sexual health.
Whether it's a one-night stand or a man you've been with for years, having frank discussion about sexual health with a partner is never easy. But a new study suggest that snuggling up for an evening of TV may make the talk a little less painful—as long as you're watching Sex and the City

Whether it's a one-night stand or a man you've been with for years, having frank discussion about sexual health with a partner is never easy. But a new study suggest that snuggling up for an evening of TV may make the talk a little less painful—as long as you're watching Sex and the City. Bedroom Lessons From Sex And The City

In fact, college students were more than twice as likely to chat about STDs with their partners after watching the characters of the famed show have similar discussions.

Whether it's a one-night stand or a man you've been with for years, having frank discussion about sexual health with a partner is never easy. But a new study suggest that snuggling up for an evening of TV may make the talk a little less painful—as long as you're watching Sex and the City. Bedroom Lessons From Sex And The City

In fact, college students were more than twice as likely to chat about STDs with their partners after watching the characters of the famed show have similar discussions.

Researchers at Ohio State University observed 243 college students with an average age of 20. The participants were split into three groups, each of which was shown a different version of an episode of Sex and the City. The episode was edited for the study. In version one, Samantha and Miranda openly talk about Chlamydia and HIV with their friends, doctors and sexual partners. In the second version, the diseases were brushed upon, but characters were not shown having extensive discussions with others about the STDs. The third version had no relation to sexual diseases whatsoever.

Immediately after watching their assigned episodes, students filled out a questionnaire that gauged their responses to it. Then, two weeks later, they answered questions online on whether or not they talked to others about STDs and other sex-related issues. At what point in a relationship do you tell your new boyfriend you have an STD 

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