P4. 061 Physical Activity and Risky Sexual Behaviour in Men Who Have Sex with Men and Heterosexual Males in Tel Aviv, Israel Academic Article uri icon


  • Background Men who have sex with men (MSM) who exercise intensive anaerobic training (IAT) become muscular and physically-attractive, are increasing the number of potential sex- partners and their risk for STI/HIV. This study compared training practises between MSM and heterosexuals, and explored factors associating IAT with sexual-behaviour. Methods This cross-sectional study included a convenient sample of men from 5 Tel-Aviv gyms, who completed anonymous questionnaires regarding their physical training, health and sexual behaviour. Trainees who exercised more than the median anaerobic training-hours were regarded as IAT, and those who performed> one unprotected anal/vaginal-intercourse in the last six months were defined as sexual-risky. Results In 2011, 184 (48%) MSM and 197 (52%) heterosexuals completed the questionnaire. MSM showed a stronger desire to …

publication date

  • July 1, 2013