Nearly half of all single people in North America have turned to the Internet to find sex.
The popularity and usage of the Internet among gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM) reflects as well as shapes their social and sexual lives.
Responding positively to online chatting about UAI was significantly associated with UAI with partners met online, controlling for intentions, attitudes, behavior and biographic characteristics.
These findings suggest that, while MSM may not go online to seek UAI, some engage in online fantasizing about UAI that is associated with possible sexual risk-taking.
An online survey of 2058 MSM in France included assessments of UAI with partners met online, responses to erotic chatting about UAI, intentions to use condoms, attitudes regarding UAI, practicing UAI with casual partners, alcohol and drug use with sex and biographical characteristics.
While intentions to use condoms with casual partners were high, one-third (32.1%) of respondents reported UAI with partners met online.