This month we’ve been discussing Vices on TheGayUK and at the beginning of the month we invited readers to take a survey to reveal what the gay community vices were.
In our snapshot survey, porn topped the list of vices of gay men of the United Kingdom, with 42.4% of those polled owning up to viewing porn at least a few times a week (30%), watching it on a daily basis (28%), and over a quarter admitting to watching the bad boy stuff a few times a day.
Other vices topping the list were Drinking 34% Sex 32% and Smoking 19%.
Only 1.7% of people revealed that gambling was their vice.
In order (respondents could choose more than 1 vice):
Fast Food 10.2%
Just over half said that they would consider giving up their vice, with 50% of all respondents saying that their addiction wasn’t a problem for them.
Is the gay community actively looking for help or booking into the Priory any day soon – don’t bet on it, only 13.6% said that they had sought any kind of professional help in dealing with their vice or addiction.
59.3% of those questioned said that they had been addicted for over 10 years – and openly discussed their issues with their peers (66.1%)
If you need to talk to someone with anything that concerns you call the London Lesbian And Gay Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 or visithttp://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Addictions/Pages/Introduction.aspx for more details.