This study examined the relationship between sensation seeking and evaluations of risk and attractiveness of potential romantic partners.
We presented respondents with a series of computer-generated descriptions of potential romantic partners. The valence of the descriptions varied: sensual chat were composed only of positive attributes, some only negative, and others a mixture of positive and mature chat. Compared to low sensation seekers, high sensation seekers rated potential partners as more attractive, less risky and were more likely to want to date the individual described.
However, they rated their likelihood of acquiring an STD infection after unprotected sex with the potential partner as lower than did the low sensation seekers. These differences between high and low sensation seekers were largest when the descriptions of potential partners contained only negative attributes and smallest when they contained only positive attributes. The findings demonstrate the importance of the sensation seeking trait in judgments of sexual risk philosophy chat forum attractiveness in a romantic context and have implications for the development of effective health messages.
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Abstract This study examined the relationship between sensation seeking and evaluations of risk and attractiveness of potential romantic partners.
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