Welcome to #iCruise!
#iCruise is the first wide-scale study of its kind in Canada. Our purpose is to examine the ways in which guys who are into guys interact with and experience online sexual health outreach through websites and mobile apps. Online outreach entails the delivery of information and/or support services regarding HIV, STIs, and general health via any Internet website, mobile and/or Smartphone app.
Guys are increasingly using the Internet and mobile-apps to seek sexual partners and health information, which has changed the ways that men are meeting and how they are gaining social connections and sexual health related information. We asked participants to join a confidential 3-month Ontario-wide study on the engagements of guys who are into guys online. The study has completed recruitment, data analysis and is not in the process of preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication. This also includes our additional goal of bringing findings into gay/bi/queer/two-spirit/MSM communities throughout Ontario through in-person and online workshops with ASOs and community-based organizations. We are hoping to use the results from this study to provide more relevant services and information for gay/bi/queer/two-spirit/MSM throughout Ontario in relation to sexual health.
Please keep an eye out for upcoming publications and additional knowledge dissemination of findings.