Gay Men are receptive to sexual health info on hookup sites

Published: June 30, 2014

 Gay men using cruising websites and apps are willing to receive information about sexual health on the services, in particular if such promotion is done more passively, aidsmap reports. To reach this conclusion, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University conducted a survey of 1,326 men who have sex with men (MSM) in Scotland who use such sites.

Eighty-seven percent of the participants used sexual networking websites, and 56 percent used sexual networking apps. Less than 5 percent of those using websites and 2 percent of those on apps reported using the sites or apps to find information about sexual health.

Eighty-six percent of those using websites said they were fine with someone having a profile on the site whom they could approach about sexual health information if they so chose, compared with 75 percent of those on apps. If such a member of the site or app took an active approach and contacted members directly to promote sexual health, 55 percent of those on the websites said they would approve of such a method, compared with 41 percent of app users. 

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