Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Sociocultural Context of Sexual Risk Among Adult Latino Gay and Bisexual Men…


Date: January 01, 2019

01) Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Sociocultural Context of Sexual Risk Among Adult Latino Gay and Bisexual Men

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Objectives. We sought to examine the relationships among childhood sexual abuse, social discrimination, psychological distress, and HIV-risk among Latino gay and bisexual men in the United States.

Methods. Data were from a probability sample of 912 men from Miami, FL; Los Angeles, CA; and New York, NY. We used logistic regression and path analyses to examine direct and indirect effects of childhood sexual abuse on psychological distress and sexual risk behavior.

Results. We found a 15.8% (95% confidence interval = 12.3%, 19.2%) prevalence of childhood sexual abuse. Not having sex before age 16 years and having consensual sex before age 16 years did not differ from each other in predicting any of the outcomes of interest. Forced sex was associated with a significantly increased risk for all outcomes. A path analyses yielded direct effects of childhood sexual abuse and exposure to homophobia during childhood and during adulthood on psychological distress and indirect effects on risky sexual behavior.

Conclusions. HIV-risk patterns among Latino gay and bisexual men are related to childhood sexual abuse and a social context of discrimination, which combined lead to symptoms of psychological distress and participation in risky sexual situations that increase risky sexual behaviors associated with HIV acquisition.”


Trump’s Border Wall Meltdown Just Got INSANE…

Date: December 29, 2018

01) Trump’s Border Wall Meltdown Just Got INSANE

“There is NO LOW Trump won’t stoop.

President Trump on Friday threatened to ‘close the Southern Border entirely’ if Democrats do not agree to provide money to ‘finish’ building a wall on the Mexican border.

Trump made the threat as a partial government shutdown enters its seventh day with no end in sight.

The shutdown began on Saturday after Democrats rejected demands from Trump that $5 billion be included for the wall in a measure to keep the government open.


Far Left Media Is Dying Because Gen-Z Is Too Conservative…

Date: December 29, 2018

01) Far Left Media Is Dying Because Gen-Z Is Too Conservative

“Far Left Media Is Dying Because Gen-Z Is Too Conservative. Study after study shows the trend, generation z is becoming conservative and mostly resembles libertarians or moderate Republicans. This is a dramatic shift from Millennials who are overwhelmingly progressive.

What happens then is that these companies cannot grow or attract new readers because young people do not want far left media. The outcome is obvious, these companies are laying people off and collapsing.

While social justice is something most people agree with, the regressive left is too authoritarian and off putting.”

Probably Most People Don’t [Know What They Want]…


Date: December 29, 2018

I sometimes wonder about people who say they want to be something when they are young [maybe even as a child]…and then go on to become that thing…

…How did they arrive at that decision, I wonder…What made them want that?…and why did the desire not change?…

I can’t point to anything, professionally, that I’ve ever explicitly wanted to be.

Spending of time on hobbies, is similar…A lot of neat things you can try, if you have the resources and ability…What if you still haven’t found something that sticks with you?…

I’ve been thinking about taking up amateur nature photography…Which is to say…I was thinking about wandering around the property, taking pictures of dead trees…There’s tons of them out there…still standing and on the ground…or partial of both…If nothing else, it’s a niche…and it’s an excuse to go walking in nature…Could photograph wild animals, too.

…Have to wait for hunting season to end, though…

It’s hard to know what to do with yourself…especially when you’ve been alienated, from what you’re naturally inclined to do…Everything else just feels like treading water…

…And you don’t always find joy in the same things, forever…nor are you always able to keep doing them…

One of the hardest questions in life…How do I evolve from here?