When I open the Grindr app on my smartphone, I see there’s a 26-year-old man with tanned abs just 200 feet away.
He’s called “looking4now,” and his profile explains that he wants sex at his place as soon as possible.
Practicing safe sex is easy these days: just put on your bug repellent (a sign around your neck proclaiming your good health), then feel free to (unsafely) fuck and suck all the men you want.
That’s what a cultural anthropologist from the future might suggest about the way men behave on gay dating sites.
Having unsafe sex with somebody because you assume they are HIV negative is like driving in the dark with your headlights off and assuming you’re safe because you can’t see the presence of danger.
When it’s dark, you drive with your headlights on at all times and you don’t brag about it.
you’re welcome.” I used to play that game, but that was not me at my best.
I created a profile identifying myself as a medical writer looking to talk to men about their experiences.And while playing the game of love, sex and emotion, it’s definitely best to be at your best.Bragging about the success of you driving with your headlights on “as of a certain date” is not you at your best.Apps like Grindr, with 3 million daily active users, and others like Scruff and Jack’d, are designed to help gay men solicit sex, often anonymously, online.I am all for sexual liberation, but I can’t stop wondering if these apps also have a negative effect on gay men’s mental health.