Boys who masturbate 'more likely to use condoms for sex'

Boys who masturbate on a regular basis are more likely to use condoms when they have full sex, according to the results of a new report.

The study, undertaken by researchers at Indiana University in Indianapolis, discovered 86 per cent of the males who confirmed they had worn a condom the last time they had sex had also admitted to masturbating over the past 12 months.

Out of the 820 teens aged between 14 and 17 who were questioned, sexually active boys who confessed to pleasuring themselves were eight times more likely to use protection when with a partner.

Published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the report stated: "The findings of this study [on] masturbation should be used by health care providers to inform, educate and reassure adolescents about masturbation to provide competent and comprehensive sexuality education in the clinical setting."

Meanwhile, recent research commissioned by Aspire drinks revealed 76 per cent of women were more likely to get down and dirty with their sexual partners if they thought the workout would help them to lose weight.