Sexual and social relationships of 17–18-year-olds and young adults (abstract)
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Youth sexuality in the internet age - Sexual and social relationships of 17–18-year-olds and young adults

Youth sexuality

Sexual and social relationships of 17–18-year-olds and young adults

In June 2009 the Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psychiatrie (Institute of Sexual Research and Forensic Psychiatry) of the University of Hamburg started an investigation into social and sexual relationships of 17–18-year-olds and young adults for the BZgA.

At the centre of this study were different forms of social and sexual relationships as well as the social and media influences on young people’s sexual behaviour.

One of the study’s goals was to establish empirical data about how 17–18-year-olds and young adults currently organize sexuality and relationships and about what values and ideals they use to influence their behaviour.

Another matter of investigation was the questions how easy anytime access to sexual media content, online for example, changes the sexual socialization of 17–18-year-olds and young adults.