Study links group sex to increased HIV risk

Published: August 1, 2009

Study links group sex to increased HIV risk

Researchers in Australia studying sexuality and HIV transmission risk have coined the term “sexual adventurism.” Activities such as engaging in group sex, having a high number of sex partners and attending sex saunas are all considered “aspects of sexual adventurism.”

These Australian researchers have been monitoring the health of HIV negative gay men to find clues as to what beliefs and behaviours may have placed some of these men at high risk for HIV infection. Their preliminary data suggested that men who engaged in group sex were significantly more likely to have unprotected intercourse. Past research has found that some men who engaged in group sex devalued the possibility of HIV risk in favour of an “emphasis on sexual pleasure and excitement.”

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