To the extent these laws are used to limit the activities of supportive student groups, such as Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs), they may conflict with the Equal Access Act.There are currently 8 states that have these types of laws: Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.
Although your individual risks are shaped by many factors beyond your sexual orientation and practices — including family history and age — it's important to understand common health issues for gay men and steps you can take to stay healthy.
Men who have sex with men are at increased risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections, including hepatitis, human papillomavirus (HPV), herpes simplex, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.
The phrase, "battle of the sexes," implies a yawning chasm between men and women that includes their sexual sensibilities.
The corollary implication is that lesbian/gay couples have less of a "battle." Because they are members of the same gender, they are more likely to appreciate lovers' feelings, including feelings about sex. Are same-sex couples sexually more compatible than heterosexual couples?
Contributing factors could include social alienation, discrimination, rejection by loved ones, abuse and violence.
The problem might be more severe for men who try to hide their sexual orientation and those who lack social support.
Gay men are more likely to experience body image problems and eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa, than are their straight counterparts.
One potential explanation is that gay men identify with the cultural value placed on an ideal — yet often unattainable — body image.
It's amazing how little research has focused on this--just two studies (19, and they provide only a cursory look at comparative gay/straight sexual satisfaction).