Surface exposure dating

That’s not to say that anonymous sex is inherently wrong, it’s merely an observation I have made, and one which has greater implications for our gay youth than any other demographic.Sex education in schools is, at best, perfunctory, and for gay kids it’s largely non-existent.

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Anyone who has spent time on Grindr or Gaydar will know that it is common to receive sexually aggressive messages accompanied by photographs of the sender in provocative poses, often naked.

Sometimes, the only photographic evidence of themselves they wish to send are close-up shots of their penises.

It was the first geosocial networking based site and as such, it made the gay-dating game mobile in a way which no other site had achieved before.

It allowed men to identify and meet other men wherever they were, and therefore, implicitly at least, it promoted sex-on-the-go for which there is considerable demand.

As a user of gay dating sites, this made me think about the danger inherent in meeting men who I know nothing about, other than what they choose to tell me, which may or may not be true.

My experience of meeting men from these sites has been overwhelmingly positive, and I have always prided myself on being a good judge of character. In reality, I never really know if the person I am about to meet is a safe bet. This realisation was further compounded when I recently re-joined Grindr.Fortunately, I have never been a victim myself, and attended the shoot merely as an extra. Beforehand, I researched the charity and read the testimony of a young man who had met someone he had been chatting to on an internet dating site.It has always baffled me that these men presume that a picture of a disembodied phallus should be enough to warrant me arranging a ‘meeting’ with them.I can’t envisage the same trick working for heterosexual guys on straight sites.I always figured that there would be other guys like me on Grindr. It is unprintable in its original guise, but the subtext was that this ‘gentleman’ was going to come and find me and then forcibly penetrate me whether I liked it or not.

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