Research from the University of Alberta released late last year pointed to emotional maturity level as having an important impact on sexual health in University. After surveying first year students over the time span of eight months, doctoral student Andrea Dalton, along with her supervisor Nancy Galambos found that students who were mature received more of the positive benefits associated with sex, as compared to students who were not as mature. Says Dalton, “Students who are essentially on the correct developmental timeline with respect to maturity experience sexual behaviour in a positive way. Immature students, in particular, seem to have negative experiences associated with their sexual behaviour.”
- University of Alberta (2009, December 17). Sex in university may be better for mature audiences.http://www.sciencedaily.com¬ /releases/2009/10/091026225744.htm.