Using the Internet to Meet Sexual Partners: Research and Practice Implications
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Soc. Serv. Res.
Crystal methamphetamine; drugs; gay; homosexual; homosexuality; Internet; MSM; party and play; sex; substance use; CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE USE; GAY MEN; HIV PREVENTION; RISK BEHAVIOR; BAREBACK SEX; ONLINE; PREDICTORS; REDUCTION; SEEKING; MSM; Social Work
Recent research studies suggest increasingly widespread use of Internet sexual networking sites to initiate sexual relationships among men who have sex with men. Concerns are growing in regard to use of such sites in promoting participation in higher-risk sexual activities by providing easier access to partners who are willing to participate. One such activity surrounds substance abuse including using crystal methamphetamine and is commonly termed "party and play" (PNP) during sexual encounters, particularly unprotected anal sex. Current studies indicate conflicting results on PNP and the meeting of sexual partners from the Internet. A critical examination of these studies is presented along with recommendations designed to support future scholarly inquiry.
Journal of Social Service Research
"Using the Internet to Meet Sexual Partners: Research and Practice Implications" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2311.