We are conducting a study to explore attitudes and experiences regarding same-sex sexual behavior (i.e. kissing, touching) that is either requested or encouraged by an observer. Often this behavior is requested in a public environment, such as at a party, but it could also be a private request. Participants need not have participated in these situations in order to complete this survey. Should you choose to participate in this study you will be asked to answer some questions about yourself, your experiences and impressions, and your attitudes toward others' behavior and identity from a variety of contexts.
There are no known risks associated with participating in this study. Should you become uncomfortable or wish to cease participation for any reason, you may do so by clicking "Exit Survey" in the top right hand corner of your screen. Although there are no direct benefits to you, we hope that the results of the study will reveal something about human behavior. The study should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. To participate, you must be a resident of the United States and at least 18 years old.
Participants can be assured that the information supplied will be completely anonymous, that is, no one will be able to identify you by your responses. Completion of this survey signifies your voluntary consent to participate in this research. This research has been reviewed and approved by Towson University's Institutional Review Board. Please direct any questions you may have to the principal investigator, Dr. Paz Galupo at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Deborah Gartland, Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants at Towson University, at 410.704.4110.