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Men seeking sex online practise riskier sexual behaviours than men frequenting brothels: survey findings from Singapore.
Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Aug; 90(5):401-7.ST

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To compare the prevalence of condom use and its associated factors within commercial and casual sex relationships between heterosexual men who seek sex online and those who frequent brothels in Singapore.

METHODS

A survey was conducted between 2011 and 2012 among Singaporean heterosexual men aged 21-70 years who reported engaging in sexual intercourse with commercial or casual partners in the past year. Men seeking sex online (n=304) were recruited from the two most frequented local internet sex forums. Men frequenting brothels (n=297, 97% response rate) were recruited from a stratified cluster random sample of licensed brothels.

RESULTS

Compared with men frequenting brothels, men seeking sex online reported significantly higher rates of oral and anal sex and sexually transmitted diseases but lower condom use for oral sex with commercial (16.5% vs 56.6%) and casual partners (21.2% vs 35.3%). In multivariate analyses, the online group showed that partner request for condom use was strongly associated with condom use for vaginal sex (adjusted ORs >3.0) but not with condom use for oral sex with both casual and commercial sex partners. The perceived risk of getting HIV from a partner was also associated with condom use for vaginal sex with commercial and casual partners; and for oral sex with casual partners. In contrast, condom use for oral and vaginal sex with both partners in the brothel group was only associated with partner request for condom use.

CONCLUSIONS

Men seeking sex online should receive sexually transmitted infection (STI)/HIV prevention interventions that deal with the factors associated with condom use.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.Health Promotion Board, Singapore, Singapore.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24633651

Citation

Wong, Mee Lian, et al. "Men Seeking Sex Online Practise Riskier Sexual Behaviours Than Men Frequenting Brothels: Survey Findings From Singapore." Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 90, no. 5, 2014, pp. 401-7.
Wong ML, Koh TT, Tjahjadi S, et al. Men seeking sex online practise riskier sexual behaviours than men frequenting brothels: survey findings from Singapore. Sex Transm Infect. 2014;90(5):401-7.
Wong, M. L., Koh, T. T., Tjahjadi, S., & Govender, M. (2014). Men seeking sex online practise riskier sexual behaviours than men frequenting brothels: survey findings from Singapore. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 90(5), 401-7. https://doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2013-051366
Wong ML, et al. Men Seeking Sex Online Practise Riskier Sexual Behaviours Than Men Frequenting Brothels: Survey Findings From Singapore. Sex Transm Infect. 2014;90(5):401-7. PubMed PMID: 24633651.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Men seeking sex online practise riskier sexual behaviours than men frequenting brothels: survey findings from Singapore. AU - Wong,Mee Lian, AU - Koh,Ting Ting, AU - Tjahjadi,Sylvia, AU - Govender,Mandy, Y1 - 2014/03/14/ PY - 2014/3/18/entrez PY - 2014/3/19/pubmed PY - 2014/9/12/medline KW - Condoms KW - Public Health KW - Sexual Behaviour SP - 401 EP - 7 JF - Sexually transmitted infections JO - Sex Transm Infect VL - 90 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of condom use and its associated factors within commercial and casual sex relationships between heterosexual men who seek sex online and those who frequent brothels in Singapore. METHODS: A survey was conducted between 2011 and 2012 among Singaporean heterosexual men aged 21-70 years who reported engaging in sexual intercourse with commercial or casual partners in the past year. Men seeking sex online (n=304) were recruited from the two most frequented local internet sex forums. Men frequenting brothels (n=297, 97% response rate) were recruited from a stratified cluster random sample of licensed brothels. RESULTS: Compared with men frequenting brothels, men seeking sex online reported significantly higher rates of oral and anal sex and sexually transmitted diseases but lower condom use for oral sex with commercial (16.5% vs 56.6%) and casual partners (21.2% vs 35.3%). In multivariate analyses, the online group showed that partner request for condom use was strongly associated with condom use for vaginal sex (adjusted ORs >3.0) but not with condom use for oral sex with both casual and commercial sex partners. The perceived risk of getting HIV from a partner was also associated with condom use for vaginal sex with commercial and casual partners; and for oral sex with casual partners. In contrast, condom use for oral and vaginal sex with both partners in the brothel group was only associated with partner request for condom use. CONCLUSIONS: Men seeking sex online should receive sexually transmitted infection (STI)/HIV prevention interventions that deal with the factors associated with condom use. SN - 1472-3263 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24633651/Men_seeking_sex_online_practise_riskier_sexual_behaviours_than_men_frequenting_brothels:_survey_findings_from_Singapore_ L2 - https://sti.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=24633651 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -