Table 1 Frequency of reported sexual practices and number of male sexual partners with which these occurred among men attending sex-on-premises venues in Melbourne
Types of sexual practicesYesNoMedian no of sexual contacts per man† (range)
Number* (%, 95% CI)Number* (%)
Oral intercourse165 (82.5, 76.4 to 87.4)35 (17.5)NA
    Receptive oral intercourse130 (65.0, 57.9 to 71.5)60 (30.0)1 (1–10)
    Receptive oral intercourse with ejaculation13 (6.5, 3.7 to 11.1)161 (80.5)1 (1–3)
    Insertive oral intercourse147 (73.5, 66.7 to 79.4)44 (22.0)2 (1–10)
    Insertive oral intercourse with ejaculation19 (9.5, 6.0 to 14.7)162 (81.0)1 (1–3)
Anal intercourse83 (41.5, 34.7 to 48.7)117 (58.5)NA
    Insertive anal intercourse68 (34.0, 27.6 to 41.1)129 (64.5)1 (1–8)
    Unprotected insertive anal intercourse12 (6.0, 3.3 to 10.5)184 (92.0)1 (1–4)
    Unprotected insertive anal intercourse with ejaculation4 (2.0, 0.6 to 5.4)190 (95.0)1 (1 only)
    Receptive anal intercourse39 (19.5, 14.4 to 25.8)160 (80.0)1 (1–4)
    Unprotected receptive anal intercourse5 (2.5, 0.9 to 6.1)194 (97.0)1 (1–3)
    Unprotected receptive anal intercourse with ejaculation3 (1.5, 0.4 to 4.7)196 (98.0)1 (1 only)
Nudging‡
    Insertive53 (26.5, 20.6 to 33.3)126 (63.0)1 (1–10)
    Receptive40 (20.0, 14.8 to 26.4)139 (69.5)1 (1–4)
Dipping‡
    Insertive12 (6.0, 3.3 to 10.5)132 (66.0)1 (1–4)
    Receptive10 (5.0, 2.6 to 9.3)152 (76.0)1 (1–2)
Rimming
    Insertive38 (19.0, 14.0 to 25.3)160 (80.0)1 (1–3)
    Receptive54 (27.0, 21.1 to 33.8)140 (70.0)1 (1–3)
Docking‡6 (3.0, 1.2 to 6.7)191 (95.5)1 (1–2)
Anal fingering
    Insertive77 (38.5, 31.8 to 45.7)122 (61.0)1 (1–5)
    Receptive65 (32.5, 26.2 to 39.5)130 (65.0)1 (1–5)
Anal fisting
    Insertive5 (2.5, 0.9 to 6.1)194 (97.0)1 (1–2)
    Receptive1 (0.5, 0 to 3.2)195 (97.5)2 (2 only)
Sharing of sex toys0199 (99.5)NA
Masturbation162 (81.0, 74.7 to 86.1)38 (19.0)NA
Sadomasochism5 (2.5, 0.9 to 6.1)195 (97.5)NA
Bondage and discipline6 (3.0, 1.2 to 6.7)194 (97.0)NA
Group sex58 (29.0, 22.9 to 35.9)142 (71.0)NA
Water sports7 (3.5, 1.5 to 7.4)193 (96.5)NA
Other§4 (2.0, 0.6 to 5.4)196 (98.0)NA
  • NA, not available.

  • *The sum of numbers shown in the rows may not equal the total number of participants (n  =  200) because of missing data. Percentages have been calculated using the total number of participants. †The number of sexual contacts is the number of different men that a man had sexual contact with during the visit with respect to the particular sexual practice listed. ‡Refer to text for definition of terms. §Other sexual practices that were not specifically solicited but that were self-reported included: nipple play, nipple sucking, body licking, tit torture and cock-and-ball torture.