In this review, we document the historical and cultural shifts in how gay and bisexual men have used the Internet for sexuality between the s and Over that time, gay and bisexual men have rapidly taken to using the Internet for sexual purposes: Gay and bisexual men have adapted to the ever-evolving technological advances that have been made in connecting users to the Internet—from logging into the World Wide Web via dial-up modem on a desktop computer to geo-social and sexual networking via a handheld device. In kind, researchers too have adapted to the Internet to study gay and bisexual men, though not at the same rapid pace at which technology and its users have advanced.
Detailed fact sheets are intended for physicians and individuals with specific questions about sexually transmitted diseases. Detailed fact sheets include specific testing and treatment recommendations as well as citations so the reader can research the topic more in depth. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease STD caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Syphilis can cause serious health sequelae if not adequately treated.