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Study breaks misconceptions about gay sexual health

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jan 12, 2017, 3:30 pm IST
Updated : Jan 12, 2017, 3:39 pm IST

Gay men take a variety of measures that are unheard of due to misconceptions

Gay men look for more personal interaction rather than community based with other gay and bisexual men. (Photo: AFP)
 Gay men look for more personal interaction rather than community based with other gay and bisexual men. (Photo: AFP)

If Tinder has worked for straight men and women, Grindr has worked for gay men. The lives of gay men have become easier and better while dealing with other problems However, there are many people that think gay men do not interact in gay communities and practice unsafe sex and thus think there is a need for sexual health advice.

According to a recent report in The Georgia Straight, a study regarding the sex lives of gay people said that the information is untrue and gay people are quite informed if not well informed. The most forms of involvement by gay people usually revolved around gay news, attending gay bars or pubs, watched and participated in gay pride parade.

The study also found that gay men spent most of their time online talking to other gay or bisexual men but had a lesser emotional inclination to communities. Associate Researcher Nathan Lachowsky who spoke to the paper said that guys who used applications preferred personal interaction rather than community oriented interaction. "It's more the fact that these guys tend to operate more with their friends…and that particular social network for them might be more important than the broader gay community," he said.

Interestingly, people who seek sex online were twice more likely to take precaution and ask other men about HIV infections before indulging in sex. Gay men also focused on educating themselves about sexual health unlike popular belief, which is a positive.

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