Attraction to Male Facial Masculinity in Gay Men in China: Relationship to Intercourse Preference Positions and Sociosexual Behavior

  title={Attraction to Male Facial Masculinity in Gay Men in China: Relationship to Intercourse Preference Positions and Sociosexual Behavior},
  author={Lijun Zheng and Trevor A. Hart and Yong Zheng},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Distinctions are commonly made regarding preferences for insertive or receptive anal intercourse within gay male communities. Three sexual self-labels are typically specified: “top,” meaning a man who prefers the insertive role, “bottom,” meaning a man who prefers the receptive role, and “versatile,” meaning a man willing to perform either role. In this study, we examined the association between intercourse position preference and preference for male facial masculinity among 447 gay men across… 

Preferences for Masculinity Across Faces, Bodies, and Personality Traits in Homosexual and Bisexual Chinese Men: Relationship to Sexual Self-Labels and Attitudes Toward Masculinity

This study examined preferences for masculinity across faces, bodies, and personality traits in 462 homosexual and bisexual men in China. The impact of sexual self-labels (tops, bottoms, and

Gender Nonconformity and Birth Order in Relation to Anal Sex Role Among Gay Men

Androphilia is associated with an elevated number of older brothers among natal males. This association, termed the fraternal birth order effect, has been observed among gay men who exhibit marked

Demographic and Geographic Differences in Facial Masculinity Preferences Among Gay and Bisexual Men in China

The findings implicated context-dependent variability in facial masculinity preferences among gay and bisexual men; facial trait-attribution processes may contribute to these individual differences.

The Association Between Fraternal Birth Order and Anal-Erotic Roles of Men Who Have Sex with Men

  • C. Wampold
  • Psychology
    Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • 2018
The fraternal birth order effect (FBOE) describes the phenomenon that homosexual men tend to have a greater number of older brothers than do heterosexual men. The FBOE is a marker for an innate,

Assessing the Role of Masculinity in the Transmission of HIV: A Systematic Review to Inform HIV Risk Reduction Counseling Interventions for Men Who Have Sex with Men

  • R. Zeglin
  • Psychology
    Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • 2015
HIV affects over 1.2 million people in the United States; a substantial number are men who have sex with men (MSM). Despite an abundance of literature evaluating numerous social/structural and

Beyond Sexual Orientation: Integrating Gender/Sex and Diverse Sexualities via Sexual Configurations Theory

Sexual orientation typically describes people’s sexual attractions or desires based on their sex relative to that of a target. Despite its utility, it has been critiqued in part because it fails to

Top/Bottom Sexual Self-labels and Empathizing–Systemizing Cognitive Styles Among Gay Men in China

Gay men across a variety of countries label themselves by their preferences for insertive anal intercourse or receptive anal intercourse. A “top” is defined as someone who prefers the insertive role,

Correlated Preferences for Male Facial Masculinity and Partner Traits in Gay and Bisexual Men in China

Previous studies have documented the correlation between preferences for male facial masculinity and perceived masculinity: women who rate their male partner as more masculine tend to prefer more