This study reports on the practice and the pleasure and danger perceptions of protected and unprotected anal sex of young adult gay men (¾ 30) and older gay men (30+). It is assumed that, if prevention efforts were successful, younger gay men-sexually socialized during the AIDS era-should have more favourable perceptions of anal sex with a condom.
Data from a cohort of gay men in Flanders, Belgium (1993, n=553) are used in this analysis.
The results indicate that younger gay men do not differ from older gay men in the riskiness/safety of their actual sexual behaviour.
However, younger men hold different valuations regarding anal sex.
They report a higher appraisal for both insertive and receptive anal sex with a condom.
The perceived safety of protected anal sex is also higher among the younger men.
We also found that younger men with a steady partner report more gratification from insertive anal sex with a condom than do older partnered men.
We interpret these findings as evidence of the effectiveness of HIV prevention efforts.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prise risque, Relation sexuelle, Sodomie, Etude comparative, Age, Perception sociale, Attitude, Facteur risque, Plaisir déplaisir, Utilisation, Condom, Comportement, Santé, Homosexualité, Mâle, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk taking, Sexual intercourse, Sodomy, Comparative study, Age, Social perception, Attitude, Risk factor, Pleasure unpleasure, Use, Condom, Behavior, Health, Homosexuality, Male, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0293020
Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 15/07/1997.