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Old 04-26-2012, 12:32 AM
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Men: Have you dated other men after getting tired of dating women?

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That Gray Zone — When Straight Guys Have Sex With Guys « SecretGuyStuff's Blog

Another study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control concluded that “There’s growing evidence that many men who have sex with men aren’t all gay or bisexual…more than 3 million men who self-identify as straight secretly have sex with other men…
Another recent New York City survey that appeared in the September 19, 2006, issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine found that nearly 1 in 10 men say they’re straight and have occasional sex with men. In addition, 70 percent of these men are heterosexually married. In fact, 10 percent of all married men in this survey reported engaging in same-sex behavior during the previous year.
Other surveys have found that as many as 46% of all guys, whether they identify as straight, gay, or bi, have had sex of some nature with another guy to the point of orgasm.
Whether it’s actually true or not, there’s a commonly held viewpoint that girls experiment with each other all the time, and nothing much is thought of that. For whatever reason, the viewpoint of guys doing the same thing seems to have much more of a stigma attached to it. Hence, there is a often a great deal of mystery surrounding the subject.
Seems as though the fact remains, guys of all orientations…straight and gay alike…often experiment. The practice may be as simple as younger teens checking things out, having fun, or exploring their new found sexuality or out and out straight guys who don’t mind dabbling on the other team now and again

Are straight men sometimes attracted to other men? | Is It Normal? | http://isitnormal.com

In four different groups of students across four semesters, 25 of 74 women (33 percent) and 24 out of 56 men (42 percent) reported experiencing some degree of same-sex feeling or had an actual sexual experience with someone of the same sex (after the age of 16).

Old 04-26-2012, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by virgode View Post
Men: Have you dated other men after getting tired of dating women?
Old 04-26-2012, 12:43 AM
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Oh my goodness. Finally some light at the end of the tunnel.....
Old 04-26-2012, 12:43 AM
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Ok, that's it. I'm going to bed.NOW!!

Good bye CD.
Old 04-26-2012, 12:58 AM
Location: New Jersey
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still interested in women. Would not date a man. Not attracted to men. No "man date" or "bromance" either. Like the guy above me, im going to bed. Goodnight CD.
Old 04-26-2012, 01:23 AM
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Interesting data, although the sample is very small.
Old 04-26-2012, 04:43 AM
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How can a man say he is straight but have sex with other men?
That doesn't make sense.
Old 04-26-2012, 05:36 AM
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There is a school of thought that sexuality and sexual identity is better determined by who you are physically/emotionally attracted to rather than who you actually bump uglies with. For men especially, lots of sex happens because of convenience (any port in a storm) rather than primary preference.

I could see guys turning to each other in situations where a woman was not available, as in prison and military settings, or even when they cannot attract a female sex partner for whatever reason.
Old 04-26-2012, 05:42 AM
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Ummm, no.

However, as a sidebar, I get really tired of so-called studies that gin up some dramatic statistics out of thin air in order to give the story more punch.

When I was a reporter years ago, I remember the abducted children craze of the 1980s. Somebody, somewhere in the entrails of the FBI had come up with some crazy number that there were 1,000,000 abducted children right at that moment in the United States. And the news media swallowed it whole. It created mass hysteria among parents.

So I go to a press conference for a local task force, where they were repeating that number and trying to create urgency on the local level. I pulled out my calculator and asked, "So you're saying that one child in every 35 is a kidnapped child?" "No." "Well, just said that with the statistics." "Well, that's the high number." "What's the actual number?" "We don't know." "So you came up with a number that has no bearing on reality?" As it turns out, the more accurate estimates were somewhere around 10,000, with most of the kidnapped children being the result of divorced parents taking their kids in defiance of custody orders.

Same thing with studies like this. Make up some outrageous number to grab a sensationalist headline and people will repeat it on message boards.
Old 04-26-2012, 06:54 AM
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Originally Posted by jerseygal4u View Post
How can a man say he is straight but have sex with other men?
That doesn't make sense.
The reason the question was posed. One study was from the Center for Disease Control a reliable source...I'd think.
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