Understand important health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men — from sexually transmitted infections to depression — and get tips for taking charge of your health. All men face certain health risks. However, gay men and men who have sex with men have some specific health concerns. Although your individual risks are shaped by many factors beyond your sexual orientation and practices — including family history and age — it's important to understand common health issues for gay men and steps you can take to stay healthy. Men who have sex with men are at increased risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections.
Life-history interviews of aging gay men.
Gay/Lesbian Lifestyles Q & A
Top definition. However, heterosexual men and women engage in these most of these behaviors as swingers, during beach week and spring break, in Las Vegas, on Miami's South Beach and at fraternity and sorority parties. When people are asked what gay lifestyle means most of them will only mention things that elicit a negative response: Drinking, drugs, promiscuity, cross-dressing , bar hopping and orgies. This phrase tends to be only used by individuals who are outside of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual LGB community and either do not support LGB individuals, are not appropriately educated about LGB individuals and their concerns, or do not realize its negative effects. In addition, this phrase does not make space for the diversity that exists among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals and how LGB individuals may live their lives very differently from one another, just like heterosexuals.
The pro-sodomite media would have us believe that all homosexuals are in a wonderful, long-term, committed relationship with only one other person. They are portrayed as just another kind of "family" perfectly capable of raising children and making a valuable contribution to society. But British broadcast journalist Simon Fanschawe disagrees. After reviewing some graphic stories of group sexual encounters in a bath house, he asks, "Are we just swimming around in a sewer which we are sort of saying is normal?
Sorting out the myths and realities can lead to greater self-awareness which motivates us to learn more and become more accepting of those whose sexual orientation may be different from our own. Read each statement below and indiate next to each "SA" if you strongly agree with the statement, "A" if you agree with it, "N" if you are neutral, "D" if you disagree with it, and "SD" if you strongly disagree. Adapted from Obear, K.