Personality correlates of sexual risk-taking among men

Kevin R. Fontaine

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Seventy-four sexually active young men completed the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire short scale and a questionnaire designed to measure sexual risk-taking. Extraversion was positively correlated with 'French' kissing. The lie scale correlated negatively with performing oral sex. Psychoticism correlated positively with a number of risky sexual practices including: having sex with an intravenous drug user, having unprotected anal intercourse and having sexual relations with different partners. Neuroticism did not correlate with sexual risk-taking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-694
Number of pages2
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Psychology


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