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Table 2 Demographic variation in best sex themes represented in each response

From: What constitutes the best sex life for gay and bisexual men? Implications for HIV prevention

   % of respondents whose answers were included in a theme
   Relationship formulation Emotional & sexual connection with partner Volume & variety Sexual actions or behaviours Free from physical harm Overcoming psychological and social barriers Idealised physical attributes Settings or physical spaces Participant unsure
Sexual identity Gay/homosexual (n=10170) **43.7 **37.2 **31.4 **15.2 **11.2 **8.7 5.2 1.6 **2.4
  Bisexual (n=1322) 29.7 27.2 29.5 21.0 14.2 10.8 6.0 1.2 4.3
  Other (n= 594) 33.8 35.7 26.4 16.8 14.0 12.6 4.9 1.0 4.7
Relationship with a man/men Not in relationship (n=7739) **44.6 **37.6 **28.8 **15.1 **11.1 8.8 5.5 **1.3 **3.0
  In a relationship (n= 4355) 36.6 33.3 34.6 17.6 12.7 9.7 4.7 1.9 2.2
Out to people who know you All or almost all (n=6145) **42.7 **37.2 **32.6 **16.2 **11.6 9.2 **4.7 1.5 **2.3
  More than half (n=2194) 45.4 38.9 30.5 13.5 10.2 8.3 4.9 1.6 2.6
  Less than half (n=1284) 42.8 36.4 29.9 14.2 10.7 9.7 5.5 1.8 3.0
  Few (n=1746) 38.1 31.5 27.0 18.2 13.2 9.3 7.1 1.3 3.6
  None (n=694) 28.5 26.8 29.5 19.6 14.8 9.9 6.1 1.4 4.8
HIV testing history Never (n=3296) **38.6 **34.8 31.6 15.7 **10.5 **9.6 **5.6 1.2 **3.8
  Positive (n=1274) 38.4 34.8 29.4 18.3 9.3 10.7 6.8 2.0 3.2
  Negative (n=7505) 43.7 36.8 30.9 15.6 12.6 8.6 4.8 1.6 2.2
Age <20 (n=524) **39.1 **31.7 **37.8 **12.2 **15.1 8.8 **5.0 **1.0 **3.8
  20s (n=3187) 44.8 38.8 36.9 12.6 12.8 8.9 4.1 0.9 2.3
  30s (n= 3120) 43.3 37.8 31.6 15.2 12.2 8.4 4.6 1.7 2.6
  40s (n=3041) 39.7 33.8 29.1 17.8 11.3 9.2 5.7 1.8 2.6
  50+ (n=2257) 38.5 33.6 22.6 20.1 9.1 10.1 7.1 1.8 3.6
  1. Cross-tabulations shown with ** on the principle line indicate where differences in responses between demographic groups are significant, p < 0.05.