AndyMatts wrote:No, the study doesn't suggest that gays are not particularly monogamous, you do.
If we accept the study's 65% rate of STDs and syphilis and we accept that monogamous gays are likely to have STDs at about the same rate as monogamous straights, it would seem to show exactly that.
Otherwise why would the rates be so wildly out of proportion?
An equally valid inference would be that the severe stigma put on homosexuality by people like you drives people to make foolish, unhealthy choices when they fear societal disapproval.
Oh, so now it is a "choice"?
In any event, you seem to be conceding my point but trying to excuse it. Yes, they make unwise unhealthy lifestyle choices. Non-monogamous, random sex with strangers choices in many cases. As indicated by the way high STD/syphilis rate.
So are gays as a group less monogamous than straights as a group? Yes? No?
As for stigma, can you show me where I have ever done that? I have been pretty explicit about my liberal (libertarian) and non-conservative approach to life and politics. I am fine with all consenting adults, including gays, doing what they like sexually in private. No problem at all for me.
Perhaps you can give some examples for this stigma you attribute to me?