Psychiatr. Pol. 2017; 51(1): 75–83
Bartosz Grabski, Krzysztof Kasparek
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Problemy seksualne u mężczyzn homo- i biseksualnych – omówienie kontekstu zagadnienia
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Sexual problems in homo- and bisexual men – the context of the issue
The aim of the paper is to present a specific context for the occurrence of sexual problems, i.e., sexual dysfunction in the population of homo – and bisexual men. Sexual problems and revealing them are usually a big challenge for men. In case of homo – and bisexual men additional psychological and social factors may contribute to the occurrence of these problems, as well as make experiencing them more painful, but also impede looking for and receiving an adequate help. These factors are connected to the specific features of gay men sexuality, such as: lack of obvious sexual scripts for homosexual men, full reversibility of all sexual roles and positions in contacts between two men or no fear of unwanted pregnancy, but also with the unique psychosocial context such as: minority stress and internalized homophobia. Clinicians – psychiatrists, sexologists and psychologists – should be aware of their existence to deliver a more effective professional and culturally competent care, which is free of prejudice, based on deepened reflection and void of automatic transference of experiences with work with heterosexual men.