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I’m Proud To Be A Gay ‘Slut’

The LGBT community has reclaimed the word, making it one of admiration and approval.

Gay men aren’t having nearly as much sex as you might think they’re having.

In a 2012 survey of its users, the popular dating website OkCupid (which is owned by IAC, The Daily Beast’s parent company) found that its gay male users had enjoyed roughly the same number of sexual partners as everyone else. If just 1 percent of heterosexual males self-reported that they’d engaged in intercourse with 20 or more partners in their lifetime, the share of gays was just a hair higher—at 2 percent. (That’s hardly enough to be statistically significant.)

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