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Study: Only 37% of Gay Men Recently Engaged in Anal Sex

Study: Only 37% of Gay Men Recently Engaged in Anal Sex

A gay sex study conducted by researchers at Indiana University and George Mason University has some interesting findings — most notably that only 37.2% of participants claimed to have anal intercourse as their last sexual activity.

The most commonly reported behavior in the study, which queried 24,787 gay- and bisexually-identified men throughout the U.S., was kissing: 74.5%. The second-most popular behavior was oral sex (72.7%), followed by partnered masturbation (68.4%). The findings overwhelmingly questioned Caucasian men — it's not clear why — and was done over the Internet. The complete findings will be published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The study was done in collaboration with the OLB Research Institute at Online Buddies, Inc. — the latter being the parent company of Manhunt.net.

Another interesting result of the study is that nearly 40% of respondents said their behavior occurred with someone they were dating or in some way committed to. Read more here.

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