Caron’s College Sex Lives Research Cited in BDN Article

A book written by Sandra Caron, a University of Maine professor of family relations and human sexuality, was cited in the Bangor Daily News article, “People are probably having more sex now — especially men.” The article mentioned research from Caron’s book, “The Sex Lives of College Students: Two Decades of Attitudes and Behaviors,” which is based on the results of a sexuality survey she administered to nearly 6,000 college students from 1990 to 2015. Caron found the average number of sex partners for college students is three to four, and love as an important factor in sex has declined in the past 25 years for college students, according to the article. Caron also found that the rate of having five or more partners in college hasn’t changed in the last 25 years, the article states.