Category Archives: sexual behavior

  1. Behavioral or Biomedical… Or both?!

    via gaycitynews.com, by Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S “But is this radical shift from the behavioral to the biomedical the right course of action for all of us?   For me there are two bigger issues — one which I will fully address here, and the other to which I will allude.” Despite our best attempts over Read More >>

    ARV, biomedical, PrEP, sexual behavior, Treatment as Prevention
  2. 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
  3. The European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) – See What They Learned!

    via EMIS This is the second community report written especially for you – members of Europe’s diverse LGBT communities. We hope that you find this information interesting and helpful! The first community report covered testing for HIV, knowledge about testing, being ‘out’, sexual happiness and the ‘sexiest man on the planet’. All EMIS community reports are available Read More >>

    Europe, gay men, MSM, oral sex, sexual behavior, sexual health
  4. Transmission of Hepatitis C in HIV-positive populations

    via pubmed.gov, by Danta M, Rodger AJ. Abstract Purpose of ReviewThe epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in HIV has changed significantly over the past decade. This review will outline the current epidemiology of HCV in HIV infection, focusing on the recent changes and factors which have been related to the increase in HCV transmission in HIV-infected Read More >>

    hepatitis C, HIV transmission, MSM, sexual behavior
  5. What HIV-Positive MSM Want from Sexual Risk Reduction Interventions: Findings from a Qualitative Study

    via pubmed.gov, by Vanable PA, Carey MP, Brown JL, Littlewood RA, Bostwick R, Blair D Abstract To facilitate the development of a tailored intervention that meets the needs of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (HIV-positive MSM), we conducted formative research with 52 HIV-positive MSM. We sought to (a) identify major barriers to consistent condom use, Read More >>

    HIV, MSM, research, risk, sexual behavior
  6. New study finds gay and bisexual men have varied sexual repertoires

    via Indiana University “The data revealed some interesting information on the types of sexual behavior that MSM reported, including that less than 40 percent of men engaged in anal intercourse during their most recent sexual event.” “Of all sexual behaviors that men reported occurring during their last sexual event, those involving the anus were the least common,” Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, Bisexual, gay men, MSM, sexual behavior
  7. Pleasure as “Key Motivator” for Safe or Unsafe Sex

    via The Pleasure Project, by Revati I’ve been at the Asia Pacific AIDS conference for a week and so far, in all the sessions I have attended, only one person has spoken about pleasure and the need to recognise pleasure as a key motivator for safe or unsafe sex and that was a question from the audience. Read More >>

    barebacking, HIV/AIDS policy, pleasure, safer sex, sexual behavior
  8. Sexual Pleasure is Key for Successful Microbicides

    via WeNews, by Amy Littlefield Participants in Kate Morrow’s [IRMA Steering Committee Member] recent study may not have felt like they were fighting the global HIV epidemic. In fact, what they were literally feeling were gels of various consistencies inside their vaginas. The women in Morrow’s Project LINK answered questions after handling the gels, inserting them vaginally, Read More >>

    behavioral research, empowerment, Kate Morrow, Microbicides, sexual behavior, sexual pleasure, United States, vaginal microbicide, women
  9. Gay Men: PrEP Acceptable and Unlikely to Change Risk Behaviour

    Via AIDSMap, by Michael Carter. Approximately 50% of gay men said they were likely to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), but few reported that it would lead to a change in their risk behaviour, according to data presented to the International AIDS Society conference in Rome. Nevertheless, the investigators were concerned that even minor increases in rates of Read More >>

    acceptability, gay men, IAS 2011, iPrEx, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, risk, sexual behavior
  10. Why So Anal about Pleasure?

    Via EmpowHer, by Hannah Cutts. Whether you are a committed fan, a non-subscriber, or have been considering engaging in anal play, I believe it is a subject that women should make an effort to include in their sexual awareness and conversations, even if only to expand their education on the female body and become resources for friends/family Read More >>

    anal sex, anus, CDC, female health, sexual behavior, women, Women's Health