Koch, Jerome R.; Roberts, Alden E.; Armstrong, Myrna L.; Owen, Donna C.
August 2007
Psychological Reports;Aug2007, Vol. 101 Issue 1, p159
Academic Journal
This research examined the relation between having a body piercing and having engaged in premarital sexual intercourse. Data were gathered from a convenience sample of 450 college students. 72% were women; 85% were ages 18 to 22 years (M=20.9, SD=45), 80% were Euro-American. Women with piercings reported substantively and significantly greater frequency of sexual activity than college students without piercings. There were no significant differences in sexual experience between men with piercings and those without. These findings differ from previous research comparing the sexual activity of college students with and without tattoos.


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