Research: Three-ways promote safer gay sex due to negotiation


AIDS Awareness

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Gay three-ways might help inhibit HIV transmission because of increased negotiation before the act, according to a study presented at the AIDS 2012: XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC in July.
Researchers were from San Francisco State University, Columbia University and the University of California – San Francisco.

From the study:

“Negotiating three-ways involve mutually agreeing on the outside partner, deciding whether/when condoms are used, and setting boundaries about sexual behavior. Satisfaction with three-ways stemmed from the flexibility of choosing the level of involvement, having the support of one’s partner during the encounter, and ensuring that the encounter is safe.”

This study makes me wish there was more negotiation going on in sex with just two partners. It’s important no matter what.

Check out the abstract of the study here. 

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