Research in Party and Play (PnP) takes the reader, clinicians, policymakers, researchers into implementation science to understand the phenomena of PnP in sub-cultures of gay, bi, men who have sex with men (GBMSM), including cisgender and transgender men. The various articles on PnP research explore the PnP user’s biopsychosocial and impact of homo/bi/transphobia, stigma, attitudes, beliefs, and mental, emotional, and physical health effects on GBMSM.
Readers will explore the role of trauma from criminalization and stigma of HIV sero-status and same-sex sexual behaviours. Research demonstrates the importance of queering health care services that align with a sense of self for the GBMSM and those who PnP. Mental health clinicians will learn from research on the role of psychosocial interventions, human connections, and sex-positive counselling when providing services to GBMSM men who PnP.
Data from qualitative, quantitative, mixed- methods, and Community Base Research provide a lens into the needs of the GBMSM communities. New research explores models of digital support for PnP users to further strengthen client-centre care for GBMSM who PnP.
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