Location, safety and (non) strangers in gay men’s narratives on ‘hook-up’ apps

@article{Davis2016LocationSA,
  title={Location, safety and (non) strangers in gay men’s narratives on ‘hook-up’ apps},
  author={Mark D. M. Davis and Paul Flowers and Karen Lorimer and Jane Oakland and Jamie Scott Frankis},
  journal={Sexualities},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={836 - 852}
}
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