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STUDY: Young Men Suck At Sex, Bottoming Doesn’t Hurt, And 1 in 2 Guys Bareback

Researchers at George Mason University and Indiana University recently studied the sexual behaviors of 24,787 gay or bisexual-identified men who had a same-sex encounter within the last year.

They surveyed these guys through the internet and while they acknowledge that their primarily white sample is not “representative of the general population,” they still say their findings might encourage gay men’s sexual health professionals to stop focusing purely on disease and anal sex, because gay dudes aren’t having nearly as much anal sex as they might think.

Here are some of the study’s more interesting findings:

GENTLEMEN PREFER KISSING (AND BJS) – During their most recent same-sex encounter, 75 percent of all men gave oral sex, 74.8 percent kissed on the mouth, 74 percent received oral sex. Only about 35 percent of all men went full-blown anal. Apparently the question, “Are you a top or a bottom?” only matters one-third of the time.

WHO ARE THE BAREBACKINGEST BUTTSLUTS? – Men aged 18 to 24 bottom most often and men aged 30 to 39 top most often. Only 45.5 percent of men who reported having anal sex (both top and bottom) used a condom. Perhaps barebacking is more common than we’d all like to admit.

WHERE DO MEN DO “IT”? – About 49 percent of men had sex in their home, 28.6 percent in their partner’s home, 7.2 percent in a hotel room, 3.7 percent in a public space, and 1.6 percent in a car, truck or van. Bisexual were most likely to fool around in a hotel room. Younger dudes were more likely to make out in a vehicle either because they’re too poor to afford a hotel room or because living with their roommates or parents totally “sux.”

MOST GAY/BI MEN HOOK-UP – 42.3 percent of all men said that their most recent male sexual partner was with a relationship partner.

OLD DUDES LOVE BONER DRUGS – 11.2 percent of all men pop a Viagra, Cialis, tiger penis, or other erectile medication before getting it on. Naturally, men aged 50 and above used these drugs the most.

YOUNG GUYS DON’T ENJOY SEX – While 75.7 percent of all men indicated that they felt either extremely or quite aroused during their most recent sexual encounter, rates of arousal were highest among men over the age of 60 and lowest among men aged 18 to 24. Looks like your daddy fetish might be paying off in terms of pleasure, but sorry young guys, you’re just too inexperienced to pleasure anyone but yourselves (haha!). Either that or older men who have sex are just more likely to report any sex as very arousing where younger guys feel more finicky about what really turns them on.

BOTTOMING DOESN’T HURT? – According to he study, bottoming hurts significantly less than one might think—85.8 percent of men reported little to no anal pain during sex. Bisexual men complained most about being butt hurt. And apparently the pain of receptive anal sex decreases the older you get, possibly because older men have learned how to bottom more comfortably over time.

THE MONEY SHOT – Only 81.2 percent of all men reported having an orgasm during their last sexual encounter. Men 60 and older reported a lower incidence of orgasm (72.9 percent) and men who had sex with a relationship partner were more likely to get off than men who fooled around with a hook-up.

BISEXUAL MEN CAN’T KEEP A MAN? – All bisexual men, especially those 50 years and older, were less likely to have had sex within a same-sex relationship either because gay guys don’t enter relationships with bisexuals or because the bisexuals men primarily form relationships with women and were thus more likely to have gay sex with a casual acquaintance.

Considering how little data has been collected on the sexual activities about gay men, it’s nice to have some real world data to show that we’re not all having mind-blowing, anal porn star sex. Some of us just wanna kiss tenderly with the one we love… and maybe get a beej.

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