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Question:

In the ancient world, which religion categorically prohibited same-gender sexual behavior?

Response:

Islam

Buddhism

 

Judaism

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The Torah’s prohibition applied only to male-male sexual behavior. Around 400 CE, Christianity began to introduce a new sexual code that focused on maintaining purity and equated some sexual behaviors with the fallen state of the human soul.

 

Christianity

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Question:

What was the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage?

Response:

Sweden

The United States

The Netherlands

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The Netherlands was the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001!

Denmark

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What is homo-negativity?

Response:

The negative views and opinions one may have about homosexuality

The internalized negativity that many homosexuals experience in themselves

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Homo-negativity is not necessarily exclusive to homosexuals. Even men who are not attracted to other men experience homo-negativity as they may fear behaving in any way that might give an appearance of being gay because they fear being ridiculed.

 

The negative depiction of homosexuals in the media

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Question:

Research has shown that cells in the hypothalamus, a part of the brain known to play a role in determining sexual behavior in mammals, is most similar in size in which of the following groups?

Response:

Gay men and women

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Research has shown that a particular collection of cells found in the anterior hypothalamus is much smaller in gay men and in women than it is in heterosexual men.  These findings suggest that sexual orientation may be part of a larger package of brain characteristics.

Gay men and heterosexual men

Women and heterosexual men

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Question:

Serostatus disclosure refers to:

Response:

When a homosexual comes out to their parents

When a homosexual comes out via the internet or social media

When one partner informs the other they are sterile

 

When one sexual partner informs the other about an HIV infection

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Honesty and integrity are essential to determining the risk involved, though studies have shown it may hinder sex and relationships.

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Question:

Which demographic has contact with the highest number of sexual partners during sexual orientation identity formation?

Response:

Gay women

Heterosexual women

Gay men

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Gay men tend to be more willing to participate in anonymous, casual sexual encounters, a practice that is almost unknown among lesbians.  Gay males also tend to become more aware of their orientation earlier than lesbians do, often during childhood or adolescence, and in a somewhat more abrupt manner.

Heterosexual men

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Question:

What percentage of new HIV infections in the United States come from men who have sex with men?

Response:

70%

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The best way to prevent the spread of HIV is to use condoms and to get tested for HIV regularly.

30%

90%

50%

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Question:

What is cruising?

Response:

Looking for casual sex by going door to door

The search process for casual sex partners; often over the internet

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In-person cruising is often illegal, though many parks, adult bookstores, health clubs, and college campus locations become known as high-traffic cruising areas.

Approaching someone and asking them for casual sex

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Question:

In regards to sexual orientation, males who have older brothers are:

Response:

More likely to be gay

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Multiple studies have supported the fraternal birth order effect, as males who have older brothers have a greater likelihood of being gay, with multiple older brothers further increasing the likelihood.

Less likely to be gay

Have an equal chance of being gay

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Question:

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons tend to live in:

Response:

Small, rural cities

Large, suburban cities

Large, urban cities

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Data shows that gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons tend to live in large cities, with 9% of males in the 12 largest cities in the US identifying themselves as gay, as opposed to 3-4% in suburban locations, and about 1% in rural areas.

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Question:

Research has shown that people who indicate they have had sexual partners of both sexes tend to:

Response:

All of the above

Have had a higher frequency of both oral and anal sex 

Have experienced masturbation and orgasm at a younger age

 

Have had more sexual partners

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Question:

Barebacking refers to:

Response:

Vaginal sex without a condom

A non-penetrative sexual activity involving the movement of both partners bodies 

Anal sex with a condom

Anal sex without a condom

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Men in continuing relationships often consider condom use an issue of love and trust and do not feel condoms are necessary.  However, barebacking is a very risky sexual behavior when not with a partner who has tested negative for HIV.