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Project PARTY is a controversial group sex study authorized and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The orgy study was abruptly terminated at the end of December after Massachusetts House Minority Leader Bradley Jones [R-North Reading] called for an immediate halt after learning about the study.

Although Governor Deval Patrick has been silent on the group sex research his administration funded, the Department of Public Health official responsible for Project PARTY, Kevin Cranston, has defended the group sex project. Cranston is director of the Infectious Diseases Division and has recently co-authored two journal articles on Project PARTY.

Kevin Cranston and his Fenway Institute co-authors boasted that Project PARTY was the first study of its kind. In an article that appeared in AIDS and Behavior journal Cranston and team wrote: “This is the first study we are aware of to examine HIV risk behaviors among an exclusive sample of urban, private sex party attending MSM [Men who have Sex with Men], and to determine the predictors of risk taking and willingness of attendees to decrease their HIV risk behaviors in the sex party setting.”

However, Kevin Cranston and his Project PARTY research team overlooked three existing published orgy studies to make their claim of being first. The three ignored group sex studies were all published in 2001.

“Drug use and sexual behavior among gay and bisexual men who attend circuit parties: A venue-based comparison” was published in the December 2001 issue of Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Grant N. Colfax was the primary author.

“The circuit party men’s health survey: Findings and implications for gay and bisexual men” was published June 2001 in the American Journal of Public Health. Gordon Mansergh was the primary author.

“Circuit party attendance, club drug use, and unsafe sex in gay men” was published in the Journal of Substance Abuse. Andrew M. Mattison was the primary author of the September 2001 article.

The Project PARTY sample in the 2009 phase of the Boston sex study interviewed 109 orgy attendees. The Colfax and Mansergh studies used a larger sample of 295 men from the San Francisco area. The Mattison study was conducted with a sample of 1,169 sex party attendees drawn from three major cities.

Cranston’s smaller sample in Boston identified 59% of gay sex party-goers as “white”. The San Francisco orgy study reported 69.5% as “white” while Mattison found 76% “white” attendees.

One statistic that is markedly different from 2001 to 2009 is the incidence of HIV infection at orgy events. Project PARTY’s 109 paid participants self-reported a 52% infection rate. The San Francisco studies from 2001 reported an infection rate of 17% of attendees. Mattison’s earlier data collected in 1998 and 1999 reported 13% of the men were HIV positive.

Project PARTY researchers found that 74% of orgy attendees used drugs or alcohol at the events. The San Francisco studies broke down substance abuse and found alcohol the most commonly used substance followed by Ecstasy, ketamine, methamphetamine, and GHB. Mattison corroborated drug use at the group sex parties but found it to be “episodic” in nature.

Participation in Mattison’s study was voluntary. The San Francisco study paid men $25 to participate. Project PARTY paid men $30 per party attended.

The Project PARTY team argued in the AIDS and Behavior article that their sample was too small and was gearing up for a new larger study of Boston’s group sex scene when it was abruptly halted.

Defending Project PARTY, Kevin Cranston said, “the goal of the research is to discourage attendance at social activities where such high risk behaviors occurs.” Cranston did not explain if the 109 men that Massachusetts taxpayers paid to attend group sex parties were discouraged from attending future orgies.

Continue reading on Examiner.com: Project PARTY tax-funded orgy study duplicates existing group sex party research - Boston Progressive | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/progressive...ting-group-sex-party-research-1#ixzz1DK38Lejg
 

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Damn, the government is finally spending our taxes on something meaningful and some POS Republican puts the kabosh on it:down:
 

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We are just the worst, aren't we. :laughing:

About the only thing worse we could possibly do... is to de-fund a study of the smoking habits of the children after a NAMBLA meetings.
 

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Maybe I misread it, but this seems like a pretty typical public health research project. It probably is important to know the dynamics of these parties from a public health standpoint. I bet you would be surprised how many studies of sexual behavior take place in the public health system. The way diseases spread, this is probably a worthwhile study.
 

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You must have. This was nothing but a sex party on the tax payers dime. If they want to study how multiple "sex party members" interact to determine the amount of HIV risk they are willing to forgo... go to a gay bar. Want to see how straights forgo risky behavior... go to a swingers club.

This was a scam.
 
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