Race in the Leather Community
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TimestampHow old are you?To what gender were you assigned at birth?Do you still identify with the gender you were assigned at birth?Do you consider the leather scene to be a significant part of your social life?What is your race/ethnicity?To which sex role do you most closely identify?Generally speaking, are you physically attracted to individuals of a different race than yourself?Does your race ever influence how likely you are to go to a leather bar/event?Are you currently a member or associate of a leather club?How many of your friends or acquaintances outside of the leather scene are the same race as yourself?How many of your friends or acquaintances in the leather scene are the same race as yourself?Does someone's race influence how likely you are to respond to someone on hook up sites like Recon, Grinder, or Manhunt?Are you aware of racial prejudices, directed toward yourself or others, in your daily life?Do you think the leather scene has fewer racial prejudices than other environments?How concerned are you about your family/friends finding out about your involvement in the leather scene?Is there anything you'd like to say?Would you like to receive emails?
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11/15/2012 19:48:1640 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesBlack or African AmericanSwitchDepends on which race they areNoYesMost of themSome of themNoYesNo2
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11/18/2012 16:28:5740 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesBlack or African AmericanDominantNoNoYesSome of themSome of themNoYesNo1as to this survey it was very good presentation.
When the question concerning race i am personally into all different race of people within the leather community or not.
I look at each person heart. character to how i will deal with or allow them into my social circle.

As to prejudices in the leather community it can be about 50/50 each person has there own personal choice that they wish to play with at the time. I respect about the leather community when it come to playing or having a BDSM relationship. Some are 1 on 1 other are polyandrous.

Every one does not fit the same mold at all it all about communicating the roles they want to take on with me or not. Its apart of the Negotiation process.
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11/19/2012 6:06:1020 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesBlack or African AmericanSwitchYesNoNoFew of themSome of themNoYesYes3
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11/19/2012 8:12:03>59maleYesYesWhiteDominantNoNoYesAll of themAll of themYesYesNo3
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11/19/2012 8:13:2240 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveNoYesNoMost of themAll of themI don't use hook up sites.YesNo3
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11/19/2012 8:13:4830 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveNoNoNoMost of themAll of themNoNoNo3
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11/19/2012 8:14:1330 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveNoNoNoMost of themMost of themNoNoNo2Had to re-read this question a number of times before I answered... "Generally speaking, are you physically attracted to individuals not of the same race as yourself?" You might consider rewording: "Generally speaking, are you physically attracted to individuals of a different race than yourself?"
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11/19/2012 8:21:3020 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSwitchDepends on which race they areYesYesMost of themMost of themYesNoNo4
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11/19/2012 8:22:1440 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesHispanic or LatinoSwitchYesNoYesSome of themMost of themNoNoNo3
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11/19/2012 8:22:5830 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantNoYesYesMost of themMost of themYesYesYes2
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11/19/2012 8:24:2150 to 59 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteDominantNoNoNoSome of themMost of themI don't use hook up sites.NoNo2Race hasn't been much of an issue (in my opinion), as "leather-phobia" has been within the LGBT community. There has been much fear, confusion, and stereotyping about the leather community by the wider gay community -- that is, there are a large number of gay men who fear men who wear leather or expect all leathermen to behave and act the same way -- like we're all into BDSM. I have to admit, some leathermen have demonstrated prejudices against effeminate gay men. Two-way street doesn't condone the behavior of either side. Can't we all just get along?
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11/19/2012 8:28:5950 to 59 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantYesNoYesMost of themMost of themI don't use hook up sites.YesNo1On the question about being "physically attracted to individuals of a different race":

I wish the question were worded differently. I answered "Yes," because some of the guys I'm attracted to are of other races — but their race is not the reason. I don't fetishize race. It's not a factor in attraction for me.
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11/19/2012 8:36:43>59maleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoYesMost of themSome of themI don't use hook up sites.YesYes1
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11/19/2012 8:39:28>59maleYesNoWhiteDominantNoNoNoSome of themMost of themNoYesYes2I'm generally not attracted to men of color, but one of my partners was black. For us color was not an issue.
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11/19/2012 8:44:0220 to 29 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSubmissiveYesNoNoMost of themAll of themNoNoNo2
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11/19/2012 8:44:4020 to 29 years oldfemaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveYesNoYesSome of themMost of themI don't use hook up sites.YesNo5Just because we are progressive in terms of sexuality in the Leather community doesn't mean that we escape the intersections of oppression and prejudice that occur in society at large. We are a subculture, which means we are a small group WITHIN a larger culture, and therefore carry over many of the values of that larger culture into our culture, intentionally or not. Racism exists in the larger world, and it definitely exists in the Leather world.
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11/19/2012 8:47:1430 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesHispanic or LatinoSubmissiveYesNoYesFew of themFew of themNoYesNo1
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11/19/2012 8:50:3140 to 49 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchDepends on which race they areNoNoMost of themMost of themNoYesYes1
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11/19/2012 8:54:0430 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantDepends on which race they areNoNoSome of themMost of themYesYesNo3
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11/19/2012 8:55:1240 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantYesNoYesMost of themMost of themNoYesYes1
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11/19/2012 9:02:1440 to 49 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSubmissiveNoNoNoAll of themAll of themYesNoYes1
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11/19/2012 9:02:3040 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantYesNoYesMost of themMost of themNoYesNo2
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11/19/2012 9:07:0630 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoNoNone of themNone of themI don't use hook up sites.YesNo1
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11/19/2012 9:14:1540 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesBlack or African AmericanDominantYesYesNoSome of themSome of themNoYesNo1
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11/19/2012 9:17:5140 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesBlack or African AmericanDominantYesYesNoSome of themSome of themNoYesNo1
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11/19/2012 9:22:1040 to 49 years oldfemaleNoYesWhiteSubmissiveYesNoYesMost of themSome of themNoYesYes1
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11/19/2012 9:25:0430 to 39 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoNoMost of themMost of themYesYesYes4
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11/19/2012 9:29:4640 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSwitchYesNoYesAll of themMost of themNoYesNo4
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11/19/2012 9:30:1140 to 49 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchDepends on which race they areNoNoMost of themMost of themYesYesNo1
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11/19/2012 9:39:0340 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesHispanic or LatinoDominantYesNoNoFew of themFew of themNoNoYes1
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11/19/2012 9:43:4150 to 59 years oldfemaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveYesNoYesSome of themSome of themNoYesNo1
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11/19/2012 9:45:4530 to 39 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchDepends on which race they areNoNoAll of themAll of themYesNoNo3
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11/19/2012 9:49:5630 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSwitchYesNoNoSome of themSome of themNoYesNo2
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11/19/2012 9:55:4040 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoYesSome of themMost of themI don't use hook up sites.YesYes5I have noticed fewer Black and Hispanic people, proportionately speaking, in the community. I do not know if it is a problem with the group I associate, if others of color gather in their own groups, or there are other social/cultural issues at play.
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11/19/2012 9:59:0720 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantDepends on which race they areNoNoMost of themAll of themYesNoNo3
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11/19/2012 10:09:2550 to 59 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoNoMost of themMost of themYesYesNo2
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11/19/2012 10:10:3720 to 29 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchNoNoNoMost of themAll of themI don't use hook up sites.NoNo1
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11/19/2012 10:18:2730 to 39 years oldfemaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveYesNoNoSome of themMost of themI don't use hook up sites.YesNo1
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11/19/2012 10:19:3630 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSwitchNoNoNoMost of themAll of themYesYesNo5
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11/19/2012 10:37:1420 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantDepends on which race they areNoNoAll of themAll of themI don't use hook up sites.YesNo1
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11/19/2012 10:38:1440 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveYesNoYesSome of themSome of themNoYesNo1
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11/19/2012 11:02:2620 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoNoMost of themMost of themNoYesNo4
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11/19/2012 11:05:1650 to 59 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchYesNoNoMost of themMost of themNoYesNo4
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11/19/2012 11:22:43>59maleYesNoWhiteDominantDepends on which race they areNoNoSome of themMost of themYesNoYes2
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11/19/2012 11:34:3630 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesAsianSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoNoSome of themNone of themYesYesNo5
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11/19/2012 11:45:5320 to 29 years oldmaleYesNoAsianSubmissiveDepends on which race they areYesNoNone of themFew of themYesYesNo1
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11/19/2012 11:46:5530 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areYesNoMost of themMost of themYesYesNo4
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11/19/2012 12:11:1450 to 59 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoNoSome of themMost of themNoNoYes1
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11/19/2012 12:14:16<20maleYesYesWhiteSwitchYesNoYesMost of themMost of themNoYesYes1
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11/19/2012 12:17:1140 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSwitchYesNoYesSome of themSome of themNoYesNo1
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11/19/2012 12:38:2840 to 49 years oldfemaleNoYesWhiteSwitchYesNoYesMost of themMost of themNoYesNo1I'm white and carry all the privilege that goes along with that, but teach at a school with a student body that's 97% African American. So, yeah, I can attest that there is a lot to be said and learned about this issue. I don't think the Leather scene has fewer racial prejudices than most other environments, but I also don't think it's doing any worse. What I have noticed is a greater willingness to talk about race issues among everyone in the Leather scene -- but then, maybe it's just easier to talk about such topics with people we've been nekkid around.
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11/19/2012 12:52:3630 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveNoNoYesSome of themSome of themNoYesYes31. Gender identity is a bit more complicated than Yes/No binary for me.

2. "Physically attracted" question... do you mean exclusively, like "am I generally attracted to" someone of a different racial background, or inclusively, like "I am generally attracted to people of all racial backgrounds"? The phrasing is awkward; I said "no" b/c it sounds like you mean it exclusively, like maybe I'm a white guy that only dates black men. I date both. All. Whatever.
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11/19/2012 13:09:1230 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveYesNoNoMost of themAll of themYesYesNo3
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11/19/2012 13:12:2740 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantDepends on which race they areYesNoMost of themMost of themYesYesNo1You did not factor in this survey that some people in leather community and fetish community use race play/language as integrated element in their scenes or lives. This will skew your results to a race bias perhaps in a negative way.
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11/19/2012 13:29:16>59maleYesYesWhiteDominantYesNoYesMost of themMost of themNoNoYes1
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11/19/2012 13:38:1620 to 29 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchYesNoNoMost of themMost of themNoNoNo4
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11/19/2012 13:42:4430 to 39 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchNoNoNoSome of themSome of themYesYesYes5
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11/19/2012 13:58:19>59maleYesNoWhiteDominantDepends on which race they areNoNoAll of themAll of themYesNoNo4
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11/19/2012 14:28:4850 to 59 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchNoNoYesAll of themAll of themYesNoNo3
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11/19/2012 14:32:0540 to 49 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoNoSome of themMost of themNoYesYes4
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11/19/2012 14:34:4740 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesAmerican Indian or Alaska NativeSwitchYesNoNoSome of themSome of themYesYesNo3
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11/19/2012 15:04:41>59maleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoNoFew of themMost of themYesYesYes1
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11/19/2012 15:04:5240 to 49 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchYesNoNoMost of themMost of themNoYesYes3On this question: "Are you aware of racial prejudices, directed toward yourself or others, in your daily life?"

I think you might find that the answer would vary regionally. In the South, I see probably see much more racial prejudice than someone might in other parts of the US.
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11/19/2012 15:30:0240 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSwitchDepends on which race they areNoNoMost of themMost of themNoNoNo3
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11/19/2012 15:40:0350 to 59 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSwitchYesNoYesMost of themSome of themI don't use hook up sites.YesNo3
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11/19/2012 16:07:48>59maleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveYesNoNoFew of themMost of themYesNoNo1
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11/19/2012 16:14:5640 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveNoNoYesSome of themSome of themNoNoNo1
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11/19/2012 16:52:2020 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveNoNoNoSome of themMost of themYesYesNo3
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11/19/2012 17:02:2150 to 59 years oldfemaleYesYesMixedSwitchDepends on which race they areNoNoMost of themMost of themI don't use hook up sites.YesYes3
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11/19/2012 17:08:2020 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesHispanic or LatinoSubmissiveYesNoNoNone of themSome of themNoYesNo5
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11/19/2012 18:35:4540 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantYesNoNoMost of themSome of themYesNoNo1
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11/19/2012 18:55:31>59maleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveNoNoYesAll of themAll of themYesYesYes1
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11/19/2012 19:33:5340 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesBlack or African AmericanDominantNoNoYesAll of themAll of themNoYesNo2
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11/19/2012 19:35:0840 to 49 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSubmissiveYesNoYesSome of themMost of themYesNoNo2
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11/19/2012 19:49:3230 to 39 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoNoSome of themSome of themNoYesNo4
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11/19/2012 20:13:0520 to 29 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areYesNoFew of themSome of themYesYesNo5
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11/19/2012 20:14:1020 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveDepends on which race they areNoYesMost of themMost of themI don't use hook up sites.YesNo4
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11/19/2012 20:20:0940 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantNoNoYesSome of themSome of themNoNoNo3
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11/19/2012 20:28:2540 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesBlack or African AmericanSwitchYesNoNoFew of themNone of themYesYesNo1I feel that being a black male, I am usually the only one of color at an event or someones party....be it leather oreinted or just an all gay event!! Especially, since I live in Wv and th scene is very queen oriented!! I am heavily attracted to white guys, but, they are the ones that seem to be into what I like or dress the way I like a guy to dress!! Boots nice fitting jeans, facal hair!!
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11/19/2012 20:44:4840 to 49 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteDominantYesNoNoSome of themFew of themNoNoYes1
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11/19/2012 22:00:4230 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesHispanic or LatinoSwitchYesNoNoSome of themNone of themNoYesNo1
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11/19/2012 23:19:5750 to 59 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchNoNoNoMost of themMost of themYesNoNo2Isn't it important where you live? I can imagine if you live in central norway where you see 1 non white on 100 whites, sexual attitude towards coloured people is different than in a state wher more than a quarter is not white
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11/19/2012 23:44:52<20maleYesNoAsianSubmissiveYesYesNoFew of themNone of themYesYesYes4
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11/20/2012 0:11:5320 to 29 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchDepends on which race they areYesNoMost of themAll of themYesYesYes1
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11/20/2012 0:18:4240 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSwitchDepends on which race they areNoYesAll of themMost of themYesNoNo3Black men are so hot
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11/20/2012 0:57:5630 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveNoNoNoMost of themAll of themYesNoNo5
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11/20/2012 1:26:2350 to 59 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantDepends on which race they areNoNoMost of themMost of themYesYesYes5
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11/20/2012 3:42:2320 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesAsianSubmissiveYesNoYesSome of themNone of themNoNoYes4
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11/20/2012 4:33:0230 to 39 years oldmaleYesYesAsianSwitchYesNoNoSome of themFew of themNoYesNo2
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11/20/2012 7:06:5540 to 49 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchYesNoNoSome of themAll of themNoYesNo4
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11/20/2012 7:53:4240 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteDominantDepends on which race they areNoYesMost of themMost of themNoYesYes1As with white guys, men of color are hit and miss also
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11/20/2012 8:04:3450 to 59 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveNoNoNoAll of themAll of themNoNoNo1
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11/20/2012 9:46:2340 to 49 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSwitchDepends on which race they areNoYesMost of themSome of themNoYesNo2
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11/20/2012 9:48:1340 to 49 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSwitchYesNoYesMost of themMost of themI don't use hook up sites.YesNo3
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11/20/2012 11:48:5640 to 49 years oldmaleYesNoAsianSubmissiveYesYesNoMost of themNone of themYesNoNo4
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11/20/2012 13:41:3350 to 59 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSubmissiveNoNoNoMost of themMost of themNoNoYes5
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11/20/2012 14:31:4920 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesWhiteSubmissiveYesNoNoSome of themMost of themNoYesYes3
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11/20/2012 15:32:4750 to 59 years oldmaleYesNoWhiteSubmissiveYesNoNoMost of themMost of themNoNoNo3
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11/20/2012 17:16:1920 to 29 years oldmaleYesYesMixedSubmissiveDepends on which race they areYesNoMost of themMost of themYesYesYes4
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