Sigma Research, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, May 2016
The 2014 Gay Men’s Sex Survey was released this week. 15,360 men who have sex with men, living in England and aged 16 to 90 years, completed the online survey.
The proportion of men not happy with their sex lives was 41%.
The over 65s were most likely to be happy with their sex life.
Overall, 9% were living with diagnosed HIV infection and the annual incidence of new HIV diagnoses was 1.1%.
Among men with diagnosed HIV, 81% were on anti-HIV treatment,
and 92% of those indicated their last viral load test result was undetectable.
The most common risk reduction tactics among men with diagnosed HIV
were using lubricant for anal sex (73%), monitoring viral load (72%) and regular STI screenings (69%).
Among men without diagnosed HIV they were using lubricant for anal sex (77%), avoiding sex with men they thought had HIV (63%) and declining some sex partners (56%).
61% of men indicated they had anal sex without a condom in the last 12 months; 14% had anal sex without condoms with both steady and non-steady partners in the last 12 months.
7% had ever taken PEP, while 37% had never heard of PEP.
42% of men with diagnosed HIV felt that alcohol or drugs had contributed to their acquiring HIV.
20% had wanted a condom but not had access to one in the last 12 months and 14% had had condomless anal sex just because they did not have a condom.
Collective annual STI screening reached 52% of men (9% with symptoms, 43% without symptoms); and collective annual HIV testing reached 55%.
In counselling for men diagnosed with HIV, 29% were dissatisfied with the service they received.
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New research by Trojan condoms with the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) surveyed 2,400 Canadians between the ages of 40 and 59 about their sex lives.
63 per cent said they’re more sexually adventurous than they were a decade ago. 65 percent reported their last sexual encounter as being “very pleasurable.”
Findings also showed that two-thirds of single men and almost three-quarters of single women in the survey said that they didn’t use a condom the last time they had sex. More than half of those men had more than two partners in the past year. Almost three-quarters of single women said they did not use a condom the last time they had sex, and a third of those had more than two partners in the past year.
56 per cent of single men and 61 per cent of single women are “not very concerned” or “not at all concerned” about contracting an STI. Lack of concern seems to be translating into high risk behavior.
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research preliminary report (PDF) here
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This animation commissioned by Support Worldwide aims to debunk the myth that only women can initiate female condom use and also takes the viewers through a demonstration on how they (and their partner) insert FC2.
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SMH, June 4, 2014
Endeavour to design the next generation of condoms to replace latex versions with a material that feels like skin.
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Tagged Australia, condoms, contraception, hydrogels, latex, lubricant, public health, research, safer sex, sexual pleasure, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), technology