Do Bisexual Men Tell Their Female Partners About Having Male Partners? Results From a National Online HIV Prevention Survey in the United States

Kate Shearer, Christine Khosropour, Rob Stephenson, Patrick S. Sullivan

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Abstract

We describe the extent to which men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) tell their female sex partners that they have male sex partners and the association between disclosure of male partners and condom use with female partners. Data were from U.S. Internet-using MSMW recruited from a social networking Web site. Of 666 MSMW, 70% told their last female partner that they had male sex partners. MSMW who disclosed having male sex partners were equally likely to have used a condom during their last vaginal intercourse with a female partner (42%) as were men who did not disclose (47%). Because disclosure was not associated with condom use and condom use was low, it is important to continue efforts to promote consistent condom use, especially among females, regardless of the reported sexual orientation of their partners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-204
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Men who have sex with men and women
  • condom use
  • disclosure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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