Mass. public agency funds over $100,000 for study on male group sex

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Group sex study funded by taxpayers: MyFoxBOSTON.com

Taxpayers in Massachusetts are footing the bill for a controversial study on gay group sex, according to a news report on Boston’s FOX 25 TV station.

According to the report, the Fenway Institute has been recruiting gay men and paying them up to $300 to attend group sex parties, reporting back on the activities, and agreeing to be tested for HIV. Ads on Fenway’s website asked “Go to male group sex parties? Like group sex with men?”

The study, called Project PARTY, was paid for by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and has cost taxpayers over $100,000.

“Whatever the perceived merits of this study the fact is it is an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds and should be halted immediately,” House Minority Leader Bradley Jones told Examiner.com. “We are facing a $2 billion structural deficit and yet we have extra cash lying around to fund a group sex study? If this is how the taxpayers money is being spent, they should demand a refund.”

A spokesman at the Fenway Institute disagreed saying, “I absolutely think it’s justifiable, and we should be doing more of this kind of work.”

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