Christian Grov

Summary

Affiliation: City University of New York
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Male Escorts' and Male Clients' Sexual Behavior During Their Last Commercial Sexual Encounter: Comparing and Contrasting Findings from Two Online Studies
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York CUNY, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11210, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 45:965-73. 2016
  2. doi Patterns of client behavior with their most recent male escort: an application of latent class analysis
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York CUNY, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11210, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 44:1035-45. 2015
  3. pmc Men who have sex with mens' exposure to, use of, and subjective experiences with the 'NYC Condom'
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York CUNY, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11210, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:2172-7. 2014
  4. pmc Perceived importance of five different health issues for gay and bisexual men: implications for new directions in health education and prevention
    Christian Grov
    Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Am J Mens Health 7:274-84. 2013
  5. pmc Navigating condom use and HIV status disclosure with partners met online: a qualitative pilot study with gay and bisexual men from Craigslist.org
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York CUNY, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 25:72-85. 2013
  6. pmc Recruiting men who have sex with men on Craigslist.org for face-to-face assessments: implications for research
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:773-8. 2013
  7. pmc Exploring the venue's role in risky sexual behavior among gay and bisexual men: an event-level analysis from a national online survey in the U.S
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 42:291-302. 2013
  8. doi Attitudes about and HIV risk related to the "most common place" MSM meet their sex partners: comparing men from bathhouses, bars/clubs, and Craigslist.org
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York CUNY, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 24:102-16. 2012
  9. doi HIV risk and substance use in men who have sex with men surveyed in bathhouses, bars/clubs, and on Craigslist.org: venue of recruitment matters
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 11210, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:807-17. 2012
  10. pmc Loneliness and HIV-related stigma explain depression among older HIV-positive adults
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of City University of New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Care 22:630-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. doi Male Escorts' and Male Clients' Sexual Behavior During Their Last Commercial Sexual Encounter: Comparing and Contrasting Findings from Two Online Studies
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York CUNY, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11210, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 45:965-73. 2016
    ..Male-male commercial sexual encounters appear to be involved in a wide range of sexual behaviors, many of which convey low-to-no risk of HIV transmission...
  2. doi Patterns of client behavior with their most recent male escort: an application of latent class analysis
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York CUNY, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11210, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 44:1035-45. 2015
    ..2 % overall). Escorts who engage in anal sex with clients might be appropriate to train in HIV prevention and other harm reduction practices-adopting the perspective of "sex workers as sex educators."..
  3. pmc Men who have sex with mens' exposure to, use of, and subjective experiences with the 'NYC Condom'
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York CUNY, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11210, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:2172-7. 2014
    ..Among those who had not used the 'NYC Condom,' 22.2 % reported size or quality concerns, suggesting a demand for alternative prevention campaigns...
  4. pmc Perceived importance of five different health issues for gay and bisexual men: implications for new directions in health education and prevention
    Christian Grov
    Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Am J Mens Health 7:274-84. 2013
    ..Smart device owners rated health issues similarly to those who did not, suggesting that such devices may be a useful platform to reach gay and bisexual men for health education and prevention. ..
  5. pmc Navigating condom use and HIV status disclosure with partners met online: a qualitative pilot study with gay and bisexual men from Craigslist.org
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York CUNY, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 25:72-85. 2013
    ..These data suggest that features which allow men to easily indicate, and filter for, condom use preferences should be built into (or maintained on) profile-based sexual networking sites and sexual bulletin board sites...
  6. pmc Recruiting men who have sex with men on Craigslist.org for face-to-face assessments: implications for research
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:773-8. 2013
    ..3 vs. 47.1 %). Online pre-screening was a useful tool to offer potential participants when recruiting on Craigslist and improved study enrollment...
  7. pmc Exploring the venue's role in risky sexual behavior among gay and bisexual men: an event-level analysis from a national online survey in the U.S
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 42:291-302. 2013
    ..Although not associated with UAI, venues are connected to social-behavioral facets of corresponding sexual encounters, and may be important arenas for differential HIV and STI education, treatment, and prevention...
  8. doi Attitudes about and HIV risk related to the "most common place" MSM meet their sex partners: comparing men from bathhouses, bars/clubs, and Craigslist.org
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York CUNY, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 24:102-16. 2012
    ..g., attitudes toward HIV status disclosure, and perceptions about barebacking, anonymous sex, and alcohol use). Outreach providers should consider these contextualizing aspects as they continue to retool their efforts...
  9. doi HIV risk and substance use in men who have sex with men surveyed in bathhouses, bars/clubs, and on Craigslist.org: venue of recruitment matters
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 11210, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:807-17. 2012
    ..Our findings demonstrate the need to tailor HIV prevention efforts to the location in which they are targeted, and for researchers to evaluate if participants differ by recruitment source...
  10. pmc Loneliness and HIV-related stigma explain depression among older HIV-positive adults
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of City University of New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Care 22:630-9. 2010
    ..Data suggest that focusing efforts to reduce HIV-related stigma and loneliness may have lasting effects in reducing major depressive symptoms and improving perceived health...
  11. doi Perceived consequences of casual online sexual activities on heterosexual relationships: a u.s. Online survey
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 40:429-39. 2011
    ..Findings underscore the need to explore further the impact that online sexual activities can have on real-life committed relationships...
  12. doi Risky sex- and drug-seeking in a probability sample of men-for-men online bulletin board postings
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:1387-92. 2010
    ..5% of postings specified that they were "drug and disease free." Prevalence of certain behaviors varied by time that ads were posted. Implications for health/community service providers are discussed...
  13. pmc Sexual compulsivity and sexual risk in gay and bisexual men
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 39:940-9. 2010
    ..These data indicate that the SCS may be able to serve as an indicator to detect HIV-associated sexual risk behavior in community-based samples of gay and bisexual men...
  14. ncbi Barebacking, the Internet, and harm reduction: an intercept survey with gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles and New York City
    Christian Grov
    Department of Sociology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:527-36. 2007
    ..These data suggest both HIV-positive and HIV-negative barebackers may be engaged in efforts to reduce the risk of HIV transmission when engaged in unprotected sex...
  15. pmc Interest in couples-based voluntary HIV counseling and testing in a national U.S. sample of gay and bisexual men: the role of demographic and HIV risk factors
    H Jonathon Rendina
    Basic and Applied Social Psychology Doctoral Program, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 43:149-59. 2014
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  16. pmc Characteristics of men who have sex with men (MSM) who attend sex parties: results from a national online sample in the USA
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, New York, New York, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 90:26-32. 2014
    ..2%); men who had been to a sex party more than a year ago (23.3%); and men who had never been to one (31.5%)-on socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics...
  17. pmc HIV risk in group sexual encounters: an event-level analysis from a national online survey of MSM in the U.S
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, New York, NY, USA CUNY School of Public Health, The Graduate Center of CUNY, New York, NY, USA
    J Sex Med 10:2285-94. 2013
    ..Researchers have investigated group sexual encounters (GSEs) as potential sources for HIV/STI transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM); however, much of this work has focused on organized sex parties...
  18. doi HIV status differences in venues where highly sexually active gay and bisexual men meet sex partners: results from a pilot study
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY 10065, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 22:496-508. 2010
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  19. doi Stigma and sexual compulsivity in a community-based sample of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men
    H Jonathon Rendina
    the Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:741-50. 2012
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  20. pmc Hypersexual, Sexually Compulsive, or Just Highly Sexually Active? Investigating Three Distinct Groups of Gay and Bisexual Men and Their Profiles of HIV-Related Sexual Risk
    Jeffrey T Parsons
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College of The City University of New York CUNY, 695 Park Ave, New York, NY, 10065, USA
    AIDS Behav 20:262-72. 2016
    ..Notwithstanding the need for sex positive HIV prevention programs, interventions that attempt to help Both SC and HD men deal with distress and address their psychosexual needs specifically may derive HIV prevention benefits. ..
  21. pmc The association between penis size and sexual health among men who have sex with men
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY 10065, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 39:788-97. 2010
    ..Further, size played a significant role in sexual positioning and psychosocial adjustment. These data highlight the need to better understand the real individual-level consequences of living in a penis-centered society...
  22. doi Self-reported penis size and experiences with condoms among gay and bisexual men
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 42:313-22. 2013
    ..Improving condom fit and attitudes toward condoms may also improve condom use and minimize condom slippage and breakage...
  23. ncbi Sexual risk behavior and venues for meeting sex partners: an intercept survey of gay and bisexual men in LA and NYC
    Christian Grov
    Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:915-26. 2007
    ..This research suggests HIV prevention and educational campaigns targeted within venues need also address socio-psychological person-factors in addition to environmental/venue contexts...
  24. pmc Sexual compulsivity, co-occurring psychosocial health problems, and HIV risk among gay and bisexual men: further evidence of a syndemic
    Jeffrey T Parsons
    Hunter College Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training, City University of New York, NY 10065, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:156-62. 2012
    ..We evaluated whether sexual compulsivity fits into a syndemic framework, in which sexual compulsivity is one of a number of co-occurring psychosocial health problems that increase HIV risk among men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  25. pmc A psychometric investigation of the hypersexual disorder screening inventory among highly sexually active gay and bisexual men: an item response theory analysis
    Jeffrey T Parsons
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College of The City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, USA The Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, New York, NY, USA Basic and Applied Social Psychology Doctoral Program, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, USA Health Psychology Doctoral Program, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, USA CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, New York, NY, USA
    J Sex Med 10:3088-101. 2013
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  26. doi Sexual compulsivity, state affect, and sexual risk behavior in a daily diary study of gay and bisexual men
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 24:487-97. 2010
    ..Findings indicate that affect plays key roles in sexual behavior and sexual risk taking; however, the association between affect and behavior may be different for sexually compulsive and non-sexually compulsive MSM...
  27. pmc Distinguishing hypothetical willingness from behavioral intentions to initiate HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Findings from a large cohort of gay and bisexual men in the U.S
    H Jonathon Rendina
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College of The City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, United States Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training, Hunter College of The City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, United States Health Psychology and Clinical Sciences Doctoral Program, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, United States
    Soc Sci Med 172:115-123. 2017
    ..Much of the data on the acceptability of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is based on willingness to take PrEP (i.e., hypothetical receptivity) rather than actual intentions (i.e., planned behavioral action) to do so...
  28. pmc Prospective Measurement of Daily Health Behaviors: Modeling Temporal Patterns in Missing Data, Sexual Behavior, and Substance Use in an Online Daily Diary Study of Gay and Bisexual Men
    H Jonathon Rendina
    the Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav 20:1730-43. 2016
    ..The results suggest potential sources of non-random patterns of missing data and suggest that trigonometric terms provide a similar but more parsimonious investigation of circaseptan rhythms than do third-order polynomial terms. ..
  29. pmc Syndemic production and sexual compulsivity/hypersexuality in highly sexually active gay and bisexual men: further evidence for a three group conceptualization
    Jeffrey T Parsons
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 695 Park Ave, New York, NY, 10065, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 44:1903-13. 2015
    ..e., SC along with HD) led to stronger model predictions than considering SC alone. SC/HD severity provides another modifiable target for HIV prevention intervention development. ..
  30. pmc An item response theory analysis of the sexual compulsivity scale and its correspondence with the hypersexual disorder screening inventory among a sample of highly sexually active gay and bisexual men
    Ana Ventuneac
    the Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, New York, NY, USA
    J Sex Med 12:481-93. 2015
    ..Numerous scales and assessments are available to assess sexual compulsivity (SC)...
  31. pmc Accuracy of highly sexually active gay and bisexual men's predictions of their daily likelihood of anal sex and its relevance for intermittent event-driven HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis
    Jeffrey T Parsons
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College of The City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY The Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, New York, NY Health Psychology and Clinical Sciences Doctoral Program, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY CUNY School of Public Health, New York, NY Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York CUNY, Brooklyn, NY and Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 68:449-55. 2015
    ..We sought to examine highly sexually active gay and bisexual men's accuracy in predicting their sexual behavior for the purposes of informing future research on intermittent event-driven HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis...
  32. pmc Patterns of lifetime and recent HIV testing among men who have sex with men in New York City who use Grindr
    H Jonathon Rendina
    Basic and Applied Social Psychology Doctoral Program, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:41-9. 2014
    ..Using the existing infrastructure and popularity of mobile technology such as Grindr to identify and link men to information regarding HIV testing may be a useful strategy for prevention...
  33. pmc Club drug use and dependence among young adults recruited through time-space sampling
    Jeffrey T Parsons
    Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training, New York, NY, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:246-54. 2009
    ..Yet little is known about users' demographic differences in the prevalence of club drugs. This study sought to provide a comprehensive profile of users' demographic differences in prevalence of club drug use and dependence...
  34. doi Comparing male escorts' sexual behaviour with their last male client versus non-commercial male partner
    Christian Grov
    a Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, USA
    Cult Health Sex 17:194-207. 2015
    ..Behavioural and/or biomedical HIV-prevention strategies would be appropriate for some male escorts to reduce HIV transmission risk. ..
  35. pmc Extending the Minority Stress Model to Incorporate HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men's Experiences: a Longitudinal Examination of Mental Health and Sexual Risk Behavior
    H Jonathon Rendina
    Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, Hunter College of The City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Behav Med . 2016
    ..However, little focus has been given to including the unique stressors experienced by HIV-positive GBM...
  36. pmc Familiarity with and Preferences for Oral and Long-Acting Injectable HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in a National Sample of Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S
    Jeffrey T Parsons
    Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training, Hunter College of The City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav 20:1390-9. 2016
    ..The availability of LAI PrEP has the potential to increase uptake among GBM. The results of ongoing clinical trials of LAI PrEP will need to demonstrate similar or greater efficacy as daily Truvada for uptake to be maximized. ..
  37. pmc Sexual Behavior Varies Between Same-Race and Different-Race Partnerships: A Daily Diary Study of Highly Sexually Active Black, Latino, and White Gay and Bisexual Men
    Christian Grov
    the Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, New York, NY, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 45:1453-62. 2016
    ..Future researchers should examine both racial homophily as well as variation in sexual behavior based on same-race or different-race partnerships. ..
  38. pmc Aggregate and event-level associations between substance use and sexual behavior among gay and bisexual men: Comparing retrospective and prospective data
    H Jonathon Rendina
    the Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, New York, NY, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 154:199-207. 2015
    ..We aimed to examine aggregate and event-level associations between three forms of substance use - alcohol, marijuana, and club drugs - and two sexual behavior outcomes - sexual engagement and condomless anal sex (CAS)...
  39. doi Social media use and HIV transmission risk behavior among ethnically diverse HIV-positive gay men: results of an online study in three U.S. states
    Sabina Hirshfield
    Research and Evaluation Unit, Public Health Solutions, 40 Worth Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10013, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 44:1969-78. 2015
    ..Efficacy trials of technology-based HIV prevention interventions targeting high-risk minority HIV-positive MSM are warranted. ..
  40. pmc Willingness to Take PrEP and Potential for Risk Compensation Among Highly Sexually Active Gay and Bisexual Men
    Christian Grov
    the Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav 19:2234-44. 2015
    ..Offering PrEP to men who test infrequently may serve to engage them more in routine HIV/STI testing and create a continued dialogue around sexual health between patient and provider in order to prevent HIV infection. ..
  41. ncbi Race, ethnicity, gender, and generational factors associated with the coming-out process among lesbian, and bisexual individuals
    Christian Grov
    Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training, New York, NY, USA
    J Sex Res 43:115-21. 2006
    ..Service providers, sexuality educators, and researchers should attend to the diversity in experience of coming out among GLB populations as they relate to the individuals gender, age, and racial and ethnic backgrounds...
  42. pmc How Different are Men Who Do Not Know Their HIV Status from Those Who Do? Results from an U.S. Online Study of Gay and Bisexual Men
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav 20:1989-99. 2016
    ..Given the observed differences, researchers should consider analyzing men who are HIV-unknown distinctly from HIV-negative and HIV-positive men. ..
  43. pmc Sexual Risk-Taking in HIV-Negative Gay and Bisexual Men Increases with Depression: Results from a U.S. National Study
    Brett M Millar
    Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training CHEST, Hunter College of The City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav . 2016
    ..These findings highlight the utility of using count data for CAS events and treating CAS separately with regard to receptive and insertive positioning when considering the role of depression among gay and bisexual men...
  44. pmc Partners met via sex parties present significantly greater odds for condomless anal sex among MSM: an event-level analysis of venues where male partners are met
    Christian Grov
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY Doctoral Program in Public Health, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Center for HIV AIDS Educational Studies and Training Doctoral Program in Basic and Applied Social Psychology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Doctoral Program in Health Psychology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Department of Psychology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, NY
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 67:564-8. 2014
    ..35), or via "other" venues (adjusted odds ratio = 0.35), all P < 0.01. These findings highlight the need to develop innovative HIV/sexually transmitted infection prevention initiatives for men who attend sex parties...
  45. doi Alternatives to monogamy among gay male couples in a community survey: implications for mental health and sexual risk
    Jeffrey T Parsons
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 42:303-12. 2013
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