Techniques of non-coItal sexual expressions amongest students at Kenyatta University
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The main objective of the study was to investigate the techniques and the variation of non-coital sexual expressions of unmarried Kenyatta University students in relation to their gender, home location, religious devotion and year of study. Specifically, the study sought to examine the differential effects of these variables on the non-coital sexual expressions of students who abstain from coital sex. The data used in the study was collected using a self-reported questionnaire, which was administered to a random sample of 470 students. These respondents were drawn from first and fourth year students at Kenyatta University. Further analysis was carried out on the responses of 205 students who had abstained from coital sex. The Chi-Square statistic was used to test for significance. The results showed that gender and religious devotion significantly affected the students’ non-coital sexual expressions, while home location and year of study did not have significant effect. The study revealed that more males than females have sexual fantasies, do masturbate and have nocturnal orgasms. On the other hand, more females were involved in heterosexual petting than males, which did not culminate to sexual intercourse. Those students who were devoted to their expression like fantasizing, heterosexual petting and the occurrence of nocturnal orgasms. Most of these students resorted to denial and repression of the sexual urge. The home location of the students, whether rural or urban, had no significant bearing on their non-coital sexual expressions. Though the year of study of the students did not seem to have any significant bearing on their non-coital sexual expressions, it was however found to affect the defense mechanisms they used. The fourth year students used socially acceptable defenses such as substitution of the sexual urge, while first years chose to displace their sexual urges.