Monday, December 08, 2008

Study: Gay men who are deemed to be 'less attractive', have riskier sex

"Young, white, middle-class gay men considered more sexually desirable than men who are racial minorities, over 40 and poor"

Gaywired reports:
A new study from researchers at the University of Toronto has found that gay men who who are not generally considered to be ‘sexually desirable’ or attractive are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior. Not surprisingly, the study also found that undesirable gay men will often avoid safe sex discussion and even condom use when presented with the opportunity to have sex with a more attractive partner. According to, Adam Isaiah Green interviewed dozens of gay men in Toronto to determine what qualities made some men more sexually desirable than others, and what the consequences of being undesirable might be on mental and physical health. READ MORE