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Open relationships are the new relationships

In a survey taken by The Melbourne Gay Community Periodic Survey, open relationships are now most common form of partnership among gay and bisexual men.

32% of the 2886 men questioned were in open relationships compared to 31% of respondents who said they were in monogamous relationships, and the 23% who said they were only having casual sex.

Just under 50% also admitted to frequently using apps such as Grindr to find relationships with only 29% saying they met guys in gay bars.

The results also indicated that gay and bisexual men men were taking more of an interest in their sexual health, with the number of men who’d had three or more HIV tests in the last year rising to 22.8%, up from 11.9% in 2012.

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