Paul van de Ven, Pamela Rodden, June Crawford and Susan Kippax, ‘A Comparative Demographic and Sexual Profile of Older Homosexually Active Men’ The Journal of Sex Research Volume 34 Number 4 (1997)

iStock_30832146_MEDIUM.jpgA comparative profile and analysis of homosexually active older men. This study involved an Australian national telephone survey (Project Male-Call) during which 2,583 homosexually active men were interviewed. Questions about demographics, types of sexual partners, attachment to gay community, HIV/AIDS, and sexual practices were asked. About 10% of the Male-Call men were over 49 years. The concluding report held that older homosexually active men are fairly closely attached to gay community.

They are sexually active, albeit with a less extensive range of anal practices than their younger counterparts. Although they are generally as safe in sexual conduct as younger men. Furthermore, in this study of the sexual profiles of 2,583 older homosexuals, the authors found that “the modal range for number of sexual partners ever (of homosexuals) was 101–500.” In addition, 10.2 to 15.7 % had between 501 and 1000 partners. A further 15.7% reported having had more than 1000 lifetime sexual partners.

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