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The purpose of this research study is to investigate electronic boundary violations within the gay and bisexual male community. You will be presented with a brief survey that will require approximately 15 minutes to complete.

This survey will benefit you, the participant, by offering more information on appropriate boundaries. In addition, the information gathered will be used to provide more sufficient and better-tailored interventions within the gay and bisexual male community. Additionally, should you wish to be entered into a raffle to win a $20 gift card, you may leave your email address on the final page of the survey.

By participating in this study, there may be a risk that you will feel slightly uncomfortable when answering some of the questions that may be considered personal or sexually sensitive in nature. Risk during participation in this study is minimal, though for any reason should you desire counseling following your participation, referral information will be provided at the end. You can stop the survey at any time if you’re uncomfortable and you will be redirected to a page with the contact information for community counseling centers and crisis hotlines that you may contact, should you choose to do so.

Anonymity will be maintained fully in this study. At no point will you be asked for your name or other identifying information. Since you will be completing an online survey, all data will be stored electronically and will be password protected. All data will be destroyed after 5 years. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You are free to withdraw your consent and remove yourself from participation in this study at any time without penalty of any kind.

If you wish keep a copy of this consent form for your records, please print now. For information regarding this research study and/or your rights as a research participant, you may contact the primary investigator, Spencer Scott, at or Dr. Melissa Sisco at or 847-619-8733. If you would like to speak with someone other than the researchers, you may contact the Roosevelt University Institutional Review Board at (312) 853-4774. 

If you have questions about the rights of participants, you may contact the Faculty Research Ethics Officer at (312) 341-2440. (IRB Approval #2012-37)

If you wish to continue and are 18 years old or older and identify as a gay/bisexual/queer male, please click ‘accept’ below. If you would prefer not to participate, or are under the age of 18, or do not identify as a gay/bisexual/queer male, please exit this page. 

Thank you.

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