Sex and Social Interaction During COVID-19: What Are You Doing to Stay Safe?

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Hailie Wrenn (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major topic since January 2020, individuals are still susceptible to the virus and hybrid schooling has officially started back. Taking this into consideration it is extremely important to ensure that college students are staying safe and protected when socially interacting with others. The purpose of this study is to determine what precautions undergraduate college students are taking when meeting up with people, whether it be friends or strangers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pondering upon this and through personal observation brings about the question of “How has COVID-19 affected sexual and social interaction among college students and what precautions might they be taking to stay safe?”. In March of 2020 the world health organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic (World Health Organization, 2020). Many measures have been implemented to keep individuals safe from transmitting the disease such as, wearing masks and social distancing (National Coalition of STD Directors and NASTAD, 2020; World Health Organization, 2020). Results from students indicated that there is a need for education about these measures, as the results reflected that many students were not taking any precautions while engaging intimately with others during the pandemic.

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Honors Project
Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Language: English
Date: 2021
Sex, Social Interaction, COVID-19, STD, WHO, World Health Organization, Sexually Transmitted Disease,

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