Table 2

Characteristics of gay app use reported by gay app users in China (N=824)

VariablesFrequencyPer cent
Found partners through traditional Internet site in the last 6 months
 Yes33740.9
 No48759.1
Found partners in person at venues in the last 6 months
 Yes728.7
 No75291.3
Time since started to use gay app
 <6 months13716.6
 6 months– 1 year19723.9
 1–3 years39848.3
 >3 years9211.2
Number of sex partners found through gay app in the last 6 months
 122427.2
 2–333440.5
 4–612214.8
 Above six14417.5
Number of receptive anal sex acts with partners met through gay app in the last 6 months
 0–562976.3
 6–1010713.0
 11–20455.5
 Above 20435.2
Number of insertive anal sex acts with partners met through gay app in the past 6 months
 0–561474.5
 6–1012815.5
 11–20445.4
 Above 20384.6
Time duration between meeting the last sex partner through a gay app and meeting in person
 <1 hour759.1
 1–24 hours22527.3
 2–7 days31738.5
 2–3 weeks8710.6
 >3 weeks12014.6
Place had sex with the last partner met through gay app in the last 6 months
 Home34541.9
 Hotel39848.3
 Venues819.8
Used condom during last anal sex with the last partner met through gay app
 Yes52774.7
 No17925.4
Negotiated about condom use with the last gay app partner before met in person
 Yes48659.0
 No33841.0
Negotiated about condom use in person with the last gay app partner*
 Yes10932.3
 No22967.8
Asked for HIV status of the last gay app partner before met in person
 Yes27433.3
 No55066.7
  • *Refer to participants who had not negotiated about condom use with the last gay app partner before met in person.