Category Archives: male sexuality

  1. Has anal sex gone out of vogue? What does this mean for HIV prevention?

    via the HIV MSM blog So the Advocate recently reported the findings of a large-scale survey on sexual behaviors.  Apparently, only 37.2% of over 24,000 gay and bisexually identified men indicated that their last sexual encounter consisted of anal sex.   The most practiced activities were kissing (almost 75%) and mutual masturbation (73%). The survey, entitled  ‘The Gay Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, gay men, male sexuality, oral sex, sexual behavior, United States
  2. Hard Core Porn’s Pervasiveness and Evolving Sexual Behaviors

    via The Atlantic, by Natasha Vargas-Cooper Excerpt: Porn’s new pervasiveness and influence on the culture at large haven’t necessarily introduced anything new into our sexual repertoire: humans, after all, have been having sex—weird, debased, and otherwise—for quite a while. But pervasive hard-core porn has allowed many people to flirt openly with practices that may have always been Read More >>

    anal sex, female health, male sexuality, porn, sexual behavior, women
  3. STI, HIV Counseling Inadequate in Male Teens

    via Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, by media team Despite national guidelines aimed at improving sexual health services for teenagers, most sexually active boys — even those who report high-risk sexual behaviors — still get too little counseling about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during their visits to the doctor, according to a study led by Read More >>

    male sexuality, risk, safer sex, safety, sexual behavior, sexual health
  4. Gay Iranians increasingly fleeing their country after June’s crackdown

    via The Washington Post, by Anthony Faiola “For a moment, it felt so powerful,” Farzan said through an interpreter. “We were marching in the streets. There were not that many of us — maybe 150 in a crowd of thousands. But we were gay, and we were together, and we were calling for freedom.” Read the rest.

    advocacy, Gay, gay men, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, Iran, LGBT rights, male sexuality, stigma
  5. Rape not just a women’s issue

    via guardian.co.uk, by Michael Amherst “Homophobic obsession with anal sex arguably has less to do with the act itself – increasingly acceptable in heterosexual discourse – than the perception that a man is denigrating himself by taking on what is perceived to be the passive, feminine role.” Published last Monday, the Stern Review sets a new benchmark Read More >>

    male sexuality, rape, sexual behavior
  6. The Uncelebrated Beauty of Men’s Sexuality – The Indypendent

    Pornography, it seems to me, presents a highly distorted image of men. While my research with thousands of men shows a different picture of “who men are sexually,” pornography imposes a rigid ideological view on male sexual feelings, expression and behavior. They are not the monolithic beings depicted in most porno images, nor do they find their Read More >>

    anal sex, heterosexuality, male sexuality, porn