The association between alcohol use and sexual behavior was higher for students who were not in romantic relationships, and for students with stronger expectations that alcohol was linked to sex. These findings provide some support for alcohol myopia theory. That is, students who are not in relationships may be relying on the most salient cues in the moment, such as whether a partner is available, when they are drinking. In contrast, the sexual behavior of students who are in romantic relationships and therefore have frequent access to sexual partners are likely less context and state dependent. Findings also support alcohol expectancy theory, given that students who expected alcohol use to be associated with sexual behavior demonstrated stronger associations between their own alcohol use and their sexual behavior.
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