Predictors of (DI)Satisfaction in First Heterosexual Intercourse Among Mexican Adolescents: The Role of Own-Approval of Adolescents’ Sexual Activity

Irene Casique , Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Sexual satisfaction is critical to the development of a life-long healthy sexuality. However, to date, very few studies have examined Mexican adolescent sexual satisfaction and the factors that help to improve or decrease it. This study uses a representative randomized sample of high school students from three different states of Mexico, aged 15 to 20. We set two specific objectives: to examine the level of satisfaction of adolescents with their first sexual intercourse and to explore the association between several personal characteristics and their satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with their first sexual experience. We are particularly interested in examining the role that adolescent’ own approval of sex plays in sexual satisfaction. The multinomial logistic regression model results show that adolescents reported feeling very satisfied in their first sexual intercourse, and their level of own approval of adolescent´s sex proves to be a relevant factor that significantly increases their sexual satisfaction.

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