Dr. Seth Meyers, Los Angeles Psychologist, www.DrSethRelationshipExpert.com
Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
SEX: Spring Break Sex Dangers
It's time for Spring Breaks at colleges and universities, and millions of young adults will set off on Spring Break to party, party, party. The risk for sexual assault and risky sex and substance abuse behavior skyrockets during Spring Break when young men and women let loose.
Young women, in particular, need to be aware of how drinking or drug-taking can seriously increase their risk for being assaulted or engaging in sexual behavior that has physical effects (not demanding the man wear a condom) and psychological effects (under the influence, making sexual and drug-taking decisions they later regret).
Scary statistic: According to a study in the International Journal of STDs and AIDS, 26% of males and 36% of females reported having sex without a condom with someone they met on Spring Break (2002). Parents and university professors should make sure to talk to these young men and women about the way intoxication can skew decision-making and the need to be more vigilant about physical safety than usual.