Labels are important. They help us. They can protect us. One part of society where labels are changing is within sexuality and gender.
Having sex with a man doesn't make you gay
Gay male sexuality - Better Health Channel
This can often cause feelings of isolation for young men who are gay and make them scared to show their sexuality. There is no real explanation as to why some men are gay and others are not. Although there is no right or wrong answer to the question, a possible reason suggested by researchers is that we are born with our sexual orientation. There is no test or questionnaire you can complete that will answer this question for you. For some men, feelings that they are attracted to people of the same sex emerge when they are quite young and continue into adulthood.
Men who have sex with men
Copyright , Regents of the University of California. It is geared at younger gay men who have not personally witnessed the first waves of AIDS. GayHealth Web site providing consumer-health focused articles and descriptions of diseases and conditions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women.
Men who have sex with men MSM , also known as males who have sex with males , are male persons who engage in sexual activity with members of the same sex, regardless of how they identify themselves. The term MSM was created in the s by epidemiologists to study the spread of disease among men who have sex with men, regardless of identity. It does not describe any specific sexual activity, and which activities are covered by the term depends on context.