Research on men who sell sex has primarily focused on psychological profiles and HIV risk factors. Substantially less literature examines the consumers in the male-to-male exchange sex dyad. This article examines the perspectives of venders and consumers. Data come from a qualitative study of a group of 26 men who recently ex-changed sex for money or drugs in New York City. Findings indicate that a complex set of interactions between motivation, communication, medium of exchange, and access to capital-financial, drug, or sexual-shapes risks. This article includes discussion of the potential implications of these findings for practitioners, and future research.
- Drug use
- Exchange sex
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science