Widespread sex addiction worsening depression among gay men

Vox, of all places, has exposed the deep psychological problems that gay men are having from all too frequent casual sexual activity.  The article, written by a homosexual psychiatrist, claims that the "overuse" of the casual gay sex app Grindr is making gay men depressed, and that up to 50% of gay men suffer from clinical depression. And I thought gay meant "happy." [B]oth Grindr and the research community have been silent on mental health.  Yet since 2007, more gay men have died from suicide than from HIV.  A staggering number of gay men suffer from depression, with some estimates as high as 50 percent.  A recent survey of 200,000 iPhone users by Time Well Spent, a nonprofit focused on the digital attention crisis, showed that 77 percent of Grindr users felt regret after using the app. The users I interviewed told me that when they closed their phones and reflected on the shallow conversations and...(Read Full Post)

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