Gay is a social identity and is generally the preferred social term, whereas homosexual is used in formal contexts, though the terms are not entirely interchangeable. After investigating the issue and speaking to some of the men involved, I was surprised to find out that as well as some of these men being in the closet, there is also a population of guys out there who are hooking up with other guys just for the pure ease at which a hook up can occur. Sex was seen as recreation or sport — Males engaged in same-sex sexual activity for the sake of physical activity or stress relief 3. Same-sex sexual activity did not necessitate a reconsideration of sexual identity for four reasons: SHARE The last posting described a population of males who consider themselves heterosexual, do not label themselves gay or bisexual, who eschew involvement with the LGBT community, who are often married or romantically involved with an opposite-sex partner, and who engage in sex with males or express the desire to do so. LGBT-specific health organizations have been formed, including charities educating on specific issues, health clinics, and even professional organizations for LGBT people and their allies. According to a federal study, one in five men who have sex with men are HIV positive and nearly half don't realize it. In some people, ASA may cause autoimmune infertility. The existence of white men engaging in the same behavior is unquestioned but has generally been elided even though our existing knowledge base on bisexual men in general is built upon the white male experience. You can kiss a girl and like it and be straight, but man on man sex is quickly put in the category of homosexuality. Recall from the previous posting that straight men who have sex with other men SMSM do not generally share details about their same-sex sexual activity or desire with significant others in their lives. He also informed me of a recent encounter he had with a straight man at a sex on premises club who he thought was gay. January Learn how and when to remove this template message Since LGBT people began to organize for their social and legal rights[ examples needed ], access to equal health care[ clarification needed ] has remained an important but often not primary issue. It seems there are many issues when it comes to homosexuality that many men are not comfortable with, and these might stem from lifestyle, masculinity to cultural or religion. The disease has caused epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa, and it is endemic in China. Sexual content IF A man is sexual with another man, is he gay?