SexNow Survey 2018

Presented by MAX OTTAWA

MAX Ottawa has teamed up for this year’s edition of SexNow. Sometimes referred to as “the gay census,” Sex Now is a national survey aiming at better understanding the health and wellness of guys into guys across the country. The information collected this year will help inform Canadian policy on blood donations made by guys into guys. Visit the SexNow booth on both the Saturday and Sunday of Capital Pride to participate.

Who can participate in the Sex Now Survey?

The study is open to any self-identified guy into guy. Participants aged 15+ can take part in the written survey. Folks aged 18+ can participate in both parts.

SexNow, sometimes referred to as the “gay census,” is a survey that looks to understand the health and wellness of guys into guys across the country. The anonymous information collected helps better understand the health & wellness of guys into guys in our various communities.

The survey this year is two parts this year: A survey that takes 10-20 minutes and DBS, or Dry Blood Spot collection. A few drops of blood will be collected. This data will then be passed on to CBS (Canadian Blood Services) with the hopeful goal of changing the present blood ban for guys into guys.

Participants who complete both parts will receive an honorarium of $10!

Here are our August dates and places.   More information will be added as more details come in.

Dates and locations: 

Wednesday, August 8th from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Orleans-Cumberland CRC

Tuesday, August 14th at from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm at 251 Bank Street

Wednesday, August 15th from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the South Nepean CHC

Wednesday, August 22nd from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Western Ottawa CRC

Wednesday, August 22nd at Fête de la Fierté à Gatineau being held at 283 Boulevard Alexandre-Taché from 8:0 0pm-12:00 am

Saturday, August 25th at Capital Pride community fair.

Sunday, August 26th from 2:00 pm-10:00 pm at Capital Pride community fair.

If you want to participate in the study but can not make it to any one of these events, please contact

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  • Youth
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