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A new study revealed a sharp decline of condom use among American Gay Men

Gay America Forgot Its Condoms?

13 October 2015

Over in the USA a new survey conduced by FS Magazine has found that the overwhelming majority of gay and bisexual American men didn’t use a condom the last time they had anal sex.

Over 3,100 men participated in the survey, which asked a variety of questions concerning sex, sexual health and relationships.

The study found that 72 percent of respondents said they didn’t use condoms the last time they had anal sex. Of that 72 percent, 32 percent said they didn’t use a condom the last time they topped, compared the 37 percent who said they didn’t use a condom the last time they bottomed.

50 percent of the men engaging in unprotected anal sex said they did so with either a long-term boyfriend or their husband or civil partner. 20 percent said they did so with a person they were either dating or with whom they had sex on a regular basis.

Looking at HIV-status, of the men who said they didn’t use a condom the last time they had anal sex with a casual partner, roughly 10 percent were HIV-positive, compared to 90 percent who believed themselves to be HIV-negative.

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