bareback sex

The decision to have bareback sex has never meant that we are stupid, irresponsible, or immoral. It means that we are human, and that it is tremendously challenging (and sometimes impossible) to change our sexual desires and practices.
I see the need for raw sex as a manifestation of the self-hatred many gay men have. We are emotionally stunted as men and stigmatized as homos, and it is hard to love ourselves; so instead we do things that harm ourselves.
As gay men have become more liberated--open about their sexuality and interested in exploring the extents of its expression--they have become increasingly at risk for infection.
If you make an informed decision to practice barebacking, then so be it. I can't say I will never do the same. However, short-term pleasure, a sense of belonging, and the excitement of abandoning homonormative sociosexual practices cannot be divorced from either a willful rejection of long-term health or a romanticized concept of what HIV infection leads to.
"I'm sorry, stud, but I won't bareback," was my standard reply. "Why? Are you (HIV) positive?" was Carlos's standard response. "No, I'm negative," I said back.
Up above, in comparison, stared the poster of Greg Louganis, looking perfectly posed and natural, and the night's one clear
The fact that I have never barebacked speaks more toward my emotional flaws than some enlightened sexual ethic I possess. If I were a better gay man, I would have had a boyfriend by now who I loved enough to bareback with.
"I had encountered young men...who were seeking to have unprotected sex with the objective of being infected with HIV," Bardo
"I had encountered young men...who were seeking to have unprotected sex with the objective of being infected with HIV," director
In 1997, Tony Valenzuela was an up-and-coming LGBT rights activist, open about his HIV-positive status and viewed by many
Just because more and more gay men are having unprotected (bareback) sex doesn't make it right! It just shows a lack of education and awareness of risk.
Most of my young gay friends are uninterested in the history of my membership in ACT UP, but a few, like Jake, are curious, even insistent. I answer their questions and try to explain what it was like to be 25 in the East Village in 1989.
Recent studies suggest young gay men are ditching condoms, creating a rift within the community. Is unsafe gay sex becoming the norm? Mark King, Michael Weinstein and Kevin Robert Frost join Josh to discuss.
At minimum this kind of irresponsible behavior has financial consequences. The wave of health care costs connected to this
It bothers me that on the very afternoon when we were reminded at the rally that 78 countries still punish homosexuals, I received my first message by an 18-year-old boy begging me for bareback sex. Call me naïve, but I was shocked to the core. I had no idea that this was going on.
In June 2004 Dawson's 20 Load Weekend was released and was precisely as advertised. Depending on your point of view, it is either a transgressive act of eroticism or an incredibly irresponsible act that demonstrates how to become infected with HIV. Or perhaps both.