Singapore is loosening up...in all the wrong areas.....
Students find sexual protection unnecessary, uncomfortable
Saturday November 1 2003 09:55 IST
SINGAPORE: University students in Singapore who do not use protection
during sex maintain it is unnecessary, uncomfortable or too
expensive, a survey released on Saturday showed.
Half the 360 Nanyang Technological University undergraduates surveyed
also said sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS and gonorrhoea
do not pose a risk.
The survey showed that slightly more than one-third of those students
engaging in premarital sex use protection all the time.
Twenty-eight per cent said they opt for contraception most of the
time, 18 per cent sometimes, 5.7 per cent rarely and 11.3 per cent
Nearly 40 per cent of those who had unprotected sex said they did
not "like the feeling" of contraception, while 20 per cent said such
a practice was "not spontaneous".
About eight per cent said protecting their partner against pregnancy
was "too expensive."
"I'm worried about their mentality, not so much their lifestyle,"
family life centre executive director David Kan told the Straits
"They have an `enjoy now, suffer later' mentality," he added.