Photo by Dr. Sexuality and inequality research. AWA Ereck April 29, Unsurprisingly, this consistency between current identity and behavior is much stronger when the behavior being asked about is in the last year rather than over the whole lifetime. Taking an HIV test.
The proportion of either gay men or lesbians who have ever had sex with other-sex sexual partners is much larger than the proportion of heterosexual men and women who have had sex with same-sex sexual partners. In some countries, homosexual relationships may be illegal or taboo, making MSM of gay men s sexual partners to reach.
In the survey of gay men s sexual partners fromthese questions were moved to the main male respondent questionnaire. Men who have sex with men MSM. One might worry that respondents would not be honest about same-sex sex or non-heterosexual identities, given the social bias against them.
We suspect, however, that greater sexual fluidity among women and the frequency of male initiation contribute more to the gender differences in partnership patterns than sexual assault.
Views Read View source View history. The interviewer handed the respondent a computer and earphones and stepped away to provide privacy while the respondent keyed answers into the computer. Kat September 17,
Just wanted to explain one possible viewpoint. Studies of young black gay men in the US, including one recently presented at the 20 th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections CROI , have consistently shown that they tend to have fewer partners despite considerably higher HIV incidence.
We suspect, however, that greater sexual fluidity among women and the frequency of male initiation contribute more to the gender differences in partnership patterns than sexual assault. The number of partners also fell in men aged 35 to 44 from 3. This ACASI approach was used for questions on sexual orientation, as well as the questions on number of same-sex partners, and what specific sexual behaviors respondents had done with a man and with a woman.
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