Intimacy and sexuality in gay male couples.

  title={Intimacy and sexuality in gay male couples.},
  author={A A Deenen and Luk Gijs and A X van Naerssen},
  journal={Archives of sexual behavior},
  volume={23 4},
In a study of 320 men (20 to 77 years) in gay relationships, data were gathered on verbal, physical, and emotional intimacy and on sexual aspects of relationship functioning. Independent of relationship duration and partners' age, emotional intimacy predicts relationship satisfaction the best. Sexual satisfaction is best predicted by low sexual distance. Sexual frequency is best predicted by sexual satisfaction. Data analysis indicates that young gay men value emotional aspects of their… CONTINUE READING