Numerous theories purport to explain the existence of straight men who have sex with other men. Though all have some empirical validation, a consensus is s-l-o-w-l-y evolving as to which is the most reflective of these males' experiences.
The general public agrees men that have sex with other men must be “gay” (or at least bisexual). However, some of these men offer alternative explanations that do not challenge their identity as a heterosexual male.
Recent research concludes the concept is far more complicated than the popular press (and its “down low” archetype) has heretofore presented. This three-part series will examine current studies of this demographic and their significance for our otherwise monolithic understanding of sexual orientation.
In the not too distant past, male masturbatory aids were limited, but technological advancements are dramatically changing the masturbation experience. However, we don't know if these will prove ultimately harmful to romantic relationships.
Masturbation is the most common male sexual behavior, but, in spite of being a universal behavior, professionals and the public know very little about the topic. How should males, their romantic partners, and even their mothers respond to self-pleasuring?
During the 2008 Wounded Troops and Partners Conference, former Surgeon General David Satcher stated: “Sexuality is an integral part of human lives…It is intricately bound to physical, mental, and spiritual health.” Sexual health however may be a casualty of military deployment.