Survey reveals secrets of Caribbean men who have sex with men

Just under a quarter of a sample of 3,500 Caribbean men who have sex with men (MSM) also had sex with women a UNAIDS survey has revealed.

The survey, which covered 33 countries and territories in the Caribbean, has been following MSM for the past six months through an internet survey to better understand behavior among them.

20 men from Dominica participated in the survey.

Preliminary results of the survey was made public in Washington DC recently.

The survey revealed that just under a quarter of the 3,500 men who participated had sex with women but 15 percent didn’t consider themselves gay, bi or homosexual.

The survey revealed the following:

  • 25 percent of respondents never had contact with a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community organization
  • 28 percent had gone to a gay-friendly social space like a club or café
  • 85 percent connected with other MSM online

It also revealed that many Caribbean MSM live their lives in relative secrecy with just over half of all respondents indicating that either few people or nobody knows that they are attracted to other men.

Officially known as Caribbean Men’s Internet Survey (CARIMIS) the exercise has received part funding from United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Organizers say men who responded to CARIMIS embody the diversity of the Caribbean. They say men from every single religion participated — from Baptist to Baha’i, Catholic to Church of God. So too was every race, they say.

Final results will be released at a later date.

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114 Comments

  1. Bring Em Young Mormo
    August 10, 2012

    When this pregnant gay man was questioned by his doctor as to who was the father the father of his unborn child,his response was “How the hell am I to know.I dont have eyes at the back of my head”.

  2. Gouty
    July 30, 2012

    gay is not a godly thing so for god sake let us say no to gay

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      You people live in the “cave era”. If you think gay is ungodly, so keep it to yourselves and your own lives, don’t try to impose it to other people’s lives that you know nothing about!

  3. Cza
    July 30, 2012

    Nasty

  4. Annon
    July 29, 2012

    When famous Rock Hudson died of aids in early 1980s, even the US Medical assoc was calling for men to ‘come-out’ so that many would not go the way of ole ROck. Well they ‘come-out’ by the hundreds of thousands In the US… and so did aids infections and death. The AMA pulled back their support of that idea but it was too late, it escalated beyond expectations they still cannot keep up.

    You cannot do that in your country Dominica.

  5. Mannie Fresh
    July 28, 2012

    but what kind of batty business is that na? keep on but when God hold all you in the lake of fire all you will burn. :twisted:

    • Sum Fing Not Wong
      July 30, 2012

      What is MSM? Why are the policy makers using all kinds of socially acceptable acronyms to describe buggery? Do they really believe that by making a homosexual comfortable, he will stop his nasty behaviour? When hiv/aids was discovered, health workers decided the best approach was to hide the identity of the homosexual population under the veil of “stigma”. Has this helped the epidemic? NO!!! 30 million people have died from the illness and funding money is drying up quickly. We are no closer to reducing the number of infections through sexual intercourse, than when the illness began. It is about time we call sin by its right name! A man who has passion for another man does not have to have sex with him. Sex is a choice! Buggery is also a choice! Lets spend some money on changing behaviour rather than containing bad behaviour.

      • Floridian
        December 8, 2012

        The only reason I don’t care much about your point of view is because I see most of the people in your society that has the same point of view are ignorant people! Unable to see beyond yourselves and your own litle world and very quick to judge other people! So the only thing I can do is pray to God to have mercy on you.

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      Before you go on condemning others take care of your own salvation! “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” John 3:17

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      Before you go on condemning others take care of your own salvation! 17 “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him”. John 3:17

  6. HATE
    July 28, 2012

    Everytime there is a Gay article or some political rubbish, there is a Million comments, but when something positive is posted. NO COMMENTS. So tell me where the problem lies please? It lies with you the people.

    YOu all embrass negativity and ignore the positives. Shame on you all

    • Gouty
      July 28, 2012

      Now i can see the devel is every where, when every one becomes gay,who the children will call father or who the children will call mother, if bad and good is alright well what els can i say but one thing i know the king is a man and the queen is a woman.

      • B.E.B
        July 29, 2012

        No man who is having an affair with another man, none of them is going to become pregnant, on the other hand a womam having an affair with another woman, neither of them is going to get pregnant, so where is the child going to come from?, soon the population of DA is going to dwingle away. There will be no one to be called mother or father.

      • B.E.B
        July 29, 2012

        I mean “dwindle” not “dwingle”

      • Floridian
        December 8, 2012

        I can’t believe in such an ignorant coment!!! In what world do you live? Not in the real one for sure!

  7. Kisstycream
    July 27, 2012

    Too many of our boys grow up fatherless so when a male will offer them anything they fall for it.where are the fathers step up protect your boys from those men who wants to use them.

  8. tommy
    July 27, 2012

    I tell you eh, this internet world….SICK!!!!!!

  9. Think About It
    July 27, 2012

    Oh Boy here we go again. I will not touch this one with a ten foot pole.

  10. observer
    July 27, 2012

    like i have said we have individuals that are in england representing us well not us i sold my flag, u yet to say good luck but thing like this u all comment, wait of time

  11. Dominican
    July 27, 2012

    So what’s the big deal?…Ou ce’ sa Ou ye’Moi ce’ sa Moi ye’..Si Ou lay c.kay sa say Ou..et Ci moi lay b..gar sa ce’ moi.Tout homme ce’ homme.Et ce’ vous respecte’ sa.

  12. Morihei Ueshiba
    July 27, 2012

    We must Legalize Polygamy with so many gays our population will dwindle. :mrgreen:

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      You people are live in the medievel times!!!

  13. wiser than
    July 27, 2012

    so many things to fund for international development . is something gay the US gov. want to fund.

  14. sindy
    July 27, 2012

    Remmember God destroyed two cities because of nastiness.

    God made ADAM and EVE NOT

    ADAM and ADAM and
    EVE and EVE

    stop the nastiness. It is against the laws of the Almighty Father. We all want to see our Heavenly Father one day.

  15. Cinderalla
    July 27, 2012

    turn back to Christianity. We live in a world that is materialistic so what do u expect? Help us Lord.

    Young girls old man
    Young boys old woman
    old man young girs
    man & man eteranl death in hell
    woman & woman eternl death in hell

    God made Adam & Eve not Adam & Adam and Eve and Eve.

    Let us live in this wonderful world which God created in peace and prayer. Stop that nastiness. Remember God destroyed 2 cities because of nastiness. Look out DA

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      turn back to Christianity people! Stop trying to dictate the way you think the world should be and turn to your own Christian lives and deeds!!!
      17 “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him”.John 3:17

  16. jernella
    July 27, 2012

    A TIME AGO TWO MEN GAY AND SOMETHING HAPPENING IN AGAIN WELL THEM PEOPLE WELL WANT IT I WILL NEVER WANT MY PICTURE ON THAT

    • budman
      July 27, 2012

      English please

  17. Troll
    July 27, 2012

    Them woman that nasty… making man who having sex with man put it on them. LLOOLL best i abstain boy if is rough it rough so outside there.

    • sindy
      July 27, 2012

      how are we honest women going to know that our men are going with men? are there any signs to look for? Please tell me cause I really dont know.

      • budman
        July 27, 2012

        if you not giving him the sweetness often enough and then he stop complaining but he not smelling like another woman. lol

      • s
        July 27, 2012

        Watch the 1st scary movie again… and look at how the black boy acting…that should give u a few hints… :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Brain DAMAGE
        July 28, 2012

        Sindy, you must listen to the type of explossion that comes out by behind, whether loud or soft as Tiny indicated.

      • king
        July 29, 2012

        it look like brain damage have experience, even know how the fart coming out……….the different

      • Floridian
        December 8, 2012

        Specially in your “extremely repressive society” that assume a very negative condemning “religious” attitude about homosesuality, promoting this way that people that strugle with their sexuality, close themselves in a closet and don’t have a chance to deal with it at all, maybe living that way for the rest of their lives.

  18. long boy
    July 27, 2012

    well all have remember it not the guys who look feminine that is gay , and it is the guys who act tough, ganster macho . and so on that leaves their wemen at home at nights and go out looking to satisfy their other side . gay poeple have rights and they are human too . dont blame the gays blame the socalled striaght guys who roam the streets ;looking for a dollar cause they dont work .

  19. my sweet dominica
    July 27, 2012

    i am please that DNO is bringing all these stories about homosexuality , because i think that we are too sheltered in Dominica and think that this is not happening in our beautiful unspoilt country , but it is, and the more we learn about it is the quicker we do something. If we haven’t noticed that there are four (4)things that are destroying our country , Drugs , Crimes ,Politics and homosexuality , And DNO has been touching all these .

    • Educated
      July 29, 2012

      You’re the reason the world laughs at Dominica. The reason that whenever people go on vacation to Dominica they want to leave as soon as they get there. The reason that medical students would never want to practice there. Ignorant people like you. Drugs and crimes are destroying every country, but, progress is being made in countries where police and officials are not lazy, narrow-minded, and slow. Homosexuality isn’t destroying anything. It’s you.

      • my sweet dominica
        July 29, 2012

        if you are so smart and you have it all figured out to the point where you think it’s me who is destroying our country? well tell me where the progress is ? progress is not measured by roads and medical students coming to Dominica or two to three people coming here on vacation etc,and tell me why do i have to hide the fact that drugs , crime , politics and homosexuality are not destroying our country ? and it’s people like you that are hiding all the negative things that are happen here and making things look OK , but it is not. I am 100% Dominican and i have the freedom of speech and the dam right o my opinion. I guess you’re a HOMO .(lol)

      • Educated
        September 11, 2012

        Oh, no no. I’m not hiding any negative things that happen here. If anything, I shout to the world what a horrible place Dominica is and how nobody should go there because it is a wasteland of ignorance and apathy. Yes, I’m a HOMO, but I’m also smart enough to know that sexual orientation has nothing to do with a country’s prosperity.

    • king
      July 29, 2012

      because u like roro………….

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      Specially in your “extremely repressive society” that assume a very negative

      condemning “religious” attitude about homosesuality, promoting this way that people

      that strugle with their sexuality, close themselves in a closet and don’t have a

      chance to deal with that at all! living that way for the rest of their lives among

      you, maybe trying to repress theyr desires but not quite succeeding, because, they

      live in a society that choose to continue ignorant about the psicology of the human

      beings and prefer to comdemn instead of deal with the reality!

  20. smartkid
    July 27, 2012

    DNO dont worry wit them citizens of sodom and gomorrah keep bringing the news so that the public can be informed of the crisis that we are facing. I see only distruction for or nation with the rise of this pagan practice, i am afraid for my unborn sons. Only when their sons start being raped and brain wash they will see the need to keep the fire burning. i say lets unite as dominicans and penalize them for their disgraceful acts, because from what i remember we are still a christian state.

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      Ok you are Christian? 17 “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him”.John 3:17
      Show you are Christian by giving examples of love and faith and don’t worry about condemning who is homosexual for the reason you don’t even know why!
      And your nation and your spiritual lives will prosper!!!

  21. loveable
    July 27, 2012

    i fell sorry for them young girls they would not be able to find a good man :( …………i do mind if it was them ugly one that was gay but is does cute one

    • budman
      July 27, 2012

      then don’t date a cute one. problem solved……or so you think

      • July 27, 2012

        yeah Date me!!!

  22. right
    July 27, 2012

    *there

  23. blessed
    July 27, 2012

    yes sa………………it have so many men having sex with daughters ( raping their own daughers, sons doing it with their sisters etc………….just name it……….and you all checking happy gay people, Jesus would say it is your choice, choose your own path

    do a servey on them rapist in Dominica that sexing people children and getting pregnant

    • sindy
      July 27, 2012

      you sound like u a gay. nasty man.

      • Floridian
        December 8, 2012

        And you sound like a intolerant nasty individual!

  24. blackbeauty
    July 27, 2012

    look some little boys chapup a man in massarce,and now he is in the hospital suffering, and my god over nosense,before u talk is cutlass these days,

  25. Ebony
    July 27, 2012

    It seems like everyone is forgetting its not only in the Caribbean men are on the down low. Even in societies where its legal, gays are bashed etc…no matter where you are in this world, tolerance for gays is extremely low….But, who are we to judge…

  26. as i see it
    July 27, 2012

    tell me y would a man with all his 5 sense, leave a woman and go find him a man, just like himself..with 2 balls and hard arms and legs, saying he love and went to sleep with.as i see it that man is mad and have lose all of his 5 sense.

    • Attitude
      July 27, 2012

      You forgot the 6th sense….commonsense. He has lost all senses including commonsense.

    • (.) (.)
      July 27, 2012

      :-D I guess they like the rough, hard skin…and like being beat with balls

      • tommy
        July 27, 2012

        and like being beat with balls? LMAO!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • HATE
      July 28, 2012

      The Same reason why you like a man…

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      You know! I don’t blame you people! You people are just ignorant!!!

  27. OneMile
    July 27, 2012

    For disclosure, I don’t endorse the behavior.
    But I checking those religious type that critical of gay men. But when u check Jesus was running around with 12 man drinking rum behind close doors.
    Hmmm.

    • lifestyle
      July 27, 2012

      dat comment is d gr8est! i laughed until!

      • Anonymous
        July 27, 2012

        i tried not to laugh …but had to

    • wong ping
      July 27, 2012

      YOU ALONE KNOW WHERE YOU COME FROM

    • Reader
      July 27, 2012

      LMAO!! Lol

    • virgo
      July 27, 2012

      I would like you, to tell me where did you learn this crap GOD, is too good to us because HE allow you to talk like this, you an IDIOT you will soon find out what JESUS, did.

    • wiser than
      July 27, 2012

      so u give me reason to say that when u drunk u have gay tendencies. stop drink alcohol OneMile.

      • OneMile
        July 29, 2012

        You too sotte, you do see I say I don’t endorse the behavior? You should consider taking up a reading comprehension class.

    • (.) (.)
      July 27, 2012

      you are so retarded

    • wells
      July 27, 2012

      i hope you ask god for forgiveness for such defamatory statement like this. how can u say something like this about the almighty? are u insane? have you lost your senses? im warning you sir get on your knees and pray to god to reign in ur heart for he is watching.

    • Bring Em Young Mormo
      August 10, 2012

      jesus will take care of you,then again maybe he has already began because you might just be wasting away his father created Adam and Eve Not Adam&Steve

  28. tiny
    July 27, 2012

    listen to the way your man passes gas…..you will be able to detect whether his sphincter muscles is loose or not

    • tiny
      July 27, 2012

      reworded it dono

    • (.) (.)
      July 27, 2012

      :-D If his spincter muscles are loose, the gas with have no sound nah.

    • wht
      July 27, 2012

      WTF!! why on earth would i listen to my man passin gas? Is run i havta run 4 cover when de bomb burst wii!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • giving
      July 27, 2012

      that is crazy

  29. tiny
    July 27, 2012

    women…………to tell if your partner/boyfriend/husband is having anal sex…listen to the way they fart….if it not powerful or loud at any time…it means that their anal Sphincter is loose

    • Frenchy
      July 27, 2012

      @tiny

      Wow!!, but btw how did u come about this dramatic bit of biological perspective? :lol:

    • Troll
      July 27, 2012

      Girl what bull you talking there? 8-O So people doesnt poom silent again man? lmao!

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      At this point this can only be a joke! lol

  30. Cza
    July 27, 2012

    . Noon wonder woman will go wit woman cause man touching man

  31. المسلم دائما
    July 27, 2012

    Don’t worry all of these “statistics”, gay affection on soap operas, bella, cartoons are just means to desensitize the populace.

    I’m not even bothered with all this bashing on here of gay people. This is all Dominicans will do, make noise, empty talk! Will they sacrifice their life for anything? Oh no! Once their American Master Barack Obama speaks after his re-election and finally allows gay marriage Dominica will bow even if it takes a while :-D

    Thus, all this “christian bible thumping” is nothing but hypocrisy. 8)

    • Dominican
      July 27, 2012

      Seems like you have a problem with Obama!You must be a damn rac.st!

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      So what is good? Killing women because they want to go to school or fathers killing daughters because they don’t want to marry on the same religion???

    • Floridian
      December 8, 2012

      This is actually a very good example how people can be traped in their own little “religious” world and show intolerance about what they don’t understand and think is against their “religious believes”

  32. OneMile
    July 27, 2012

    So what about the women? That’s something I believe would be more ten fold.
    When women get under a drink they have no problem kissing in public. I can imagine what happens in secret with them. It have plenty woman that longing to lick a .

  33. Hmmm
    July 27, 2012

    I find recently there is always an article on DNO about homosexuality. What’s the agenda?

    Whatever it is keep it to yourselves. Bring me real issues affecting the ecomony and development of my country.

    I’ve had enough!

    • budman
      July 27, 2012

      it is a real issue . its a social issue. if you want to bury your head in sand then by all means go right ahead

  34. Blackberry356
    July 27, 2012

    “The survey revealed that just under a quarter of the 3,500 men who participated had sex with women but 15 percent didn’t consider themselves gay, bi or homosexual.” …..If only Caribbean people would mind there own dam business more men would identify as “Gay” and help stop the spread of HIV in the Caribbean by having sex with other Gay persons like themselves. ……Amen.

  35. a joke tome
    July 27, 2012

    WELL IN THE NEXT 18 -20 YRS PAMPER WILL JUST CELL NAH HAHA

    • Anonymous
      July 27, 2012

      DON’T FORGET ALWAYS PADS..

      :lol:

  36. A reader
    July 27, 2012

    ADMIN DNO, I see right through you guys!!! :lol: I don’t mind, it’s Friday today, I just love sipping my coffee and reading the homophobic blogs pouring in on here.

  37. July 27, 2012

    To all the gay men who may read this. God loves you but hates homosexuality. It is a sin and a abomination to the lord. This is unacceptable in the eyes of God. Turn away from homosexuality!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • jerseydominican
      July 27, 2012

      one question for you homosexuality is a sin yes we all read the bible and was told that in sunday school but also know sleeping around is a sin half of the people do married to one woman and sleeping with half the viilage and having kids with too

      • (.) (.)
        July 27, 2012

        kudos!!!!!!

      • Boetica
        July 27, 2012

        And for the reverse, the married women. They take it a sin further, abortion.

    • shygirl
      July 27, 2012

      amen

    • Deal with it
      July 27, 2012

      Ou sa dire sa ou vle, bugga pa ka tway. If I doh want woman, that is my business.

      • Lapo L'ai
        July 27, 2012

        Les animaux sont plus inteligent que vous.Mal bete paka coupez mal bete mais mal nomme ka faire sa avec mal nomme.All god,allah,jah fearing people of all races and cultures must stand against this abomination.Next election we must ask all candidates to tell the nation where they stand on this bullshit.Are you anti gay or are you supporting this evil called homosexual.All god fearing people in Dominica must stand up against politicians who support this nastiness.

    • budman
      July 27, 2012

      so is fornication

  38. Andrea
    July 27, 2012

    But was this story already released? Or is it my imagination?

    • jerseydominican
      July 27, 2012

      yes it was its just the same

  39. Considering
    July 27, 2012

    Well this is no surprise. Because of hatred and homophobia many men who are attracted to men in Dominica and the wider Caribbean have a wife or ‘girfriend ‘ as a cover. Or they will make a couple babies to say ” I have a child, I am not so”.

    They also are usually the ones who sit on the side of the road and call other men “bogarra!” so that their peers do not think that they are that way.

    The so called pastors love “gay bashing” because they can whip up excitement in the congregation and satisfy their egos… forgetting that Jesus said “consider the least of my brothers…”. All round the hypocracy is amazing.

    • Fed Up
      July 27, 2012

      Well said and so TRUE!!!!

      • Floridian
        December 8, 2012

        Very well said! If you are Christians show in your deeds of love, stop judging and condemning other people and start helping people!!!

  40. The King of Itassi
    July 27, 2012

    Sickening – this is why the crackers can walk all over our race because too many of our men are weak and becoming fags

    • Fed Up
      July 27, 2012

      Idiot!

    • budman
      July 27, 2012

      oh so this is the reason??? wow? so all those slaves were fags then? cos they walked all over them. which means you are a descendant of a long line of fags. wow! dude, you might as well come out of the closet now.

  41. Anonymous
    July 27, 2012

    DNO, We not interested in any of your Homosexual news. Stop this BS in looking to increase your ratings.
    Continue with real news, like the issues affecting Dominicans daily. What really are you guys agenda?

    • July 27, 2012

      oh stop being ignorant of the facts because truth comes with facts fact is we hav homosexuality in dominica truth is it is our problem when aids come to us right in our very homes and the only question asked is how did i get it when i was protecting my self but if we are well inclined about it there should be noreason why we should not want it to be our business

      • Floridian
        December 8, 2012

        Specially in your “extremely repressive society” that assume a very negative

        condemning “religious” attitude about homosexuality, promoting this way that people

        that strugle with their sexuality, close themselves in a closet and don’t have a

        chance to deal with that at all! living that way for the rest of their lives among

        you, maybe trying to repress theyr desires but not quite succeeding, because, they

        live in a society that choose to continue ignorant about the psicology of the human

        beings and prefer to comdemn instead of deal w

    • budman
      July 27, 2012

      then stop reading DNO then

  42. Neverland
    July 27, 2012

    Oh wow! Shocking results!!! Nice method of getting hits on your website, DNO. :-x

  43. patriot
    July 27, 2012

    Organizers say men who responded to CARIMIS embody the diversity of the Caribbean. They say men from very single religion participated — from Baptist to Baha’i, Catholic to Church of God. So too was every race, they say.

    IT APPEARS TO BE AN ATTACK ON THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

  44. Joe
    July 27, 2012

    Oh, here we go again… :-|

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