An ambitious new research project will be the largest ever to look at the sex lives of men who have sex with men in the Australasia and Pacific region.

Project Men is surveying men not just about their practices, but also their attitudes and assumptions. It hopes to understand the meanings attached to those sexual experiences -” which could be helped by being internet-based and anonymous.

La Trobe University’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, which is behind the project, was also responsible for recruiting large numbers to its TranZnation and Private Lives studies. The latter in particular has been cited widely in government grants targeting the gay and lesbian community’s needs.

With HIV becoming less of a Sydney problem and more widely recognised as a problem for the region, the survey is also targeting Australia’s neighbours in Thai and Bahasa languages, with more to follow.

info: The survey can be completed at

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