This brief report examines whether male sex workers mentioned any health concerns in their online ads. The analysis uses 203 male escorts' online ads collected from America Online chat rooms in 2001/2002. The results indicate that only 25 percent of male escorts explicitly mentioned any health-related words or phrases in their ads. The results also show that whether a male escort mentioned health in their ad is correlated with the type of images they would like to portray and with the type of sex services they offer.
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Phua, Voon Chin, Desirée Ciambrone, and Obed Vazquez. 2009. “Advertising Health Status in Male Sex Workers’ Online Ads.” The Journal of Men’s Studies 17:3, 251-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.3149/jms.1703.251