Is Bareback Porn Bad For Your Health?

*Warning – today’s blog is quite graphic. If you have a weak stomach, are easily offended or are related to me then you probably shouldn’t read on*

I’m a big fan of Bareback porn. For those straight readers out there who arent quite sure what I am talking about, bareback porn is gay porn where the guys don’t use condoms. I think if I am going to practice the most ultimate form of safe sex – sitting by myself watching porn, then condoms don’t need to be involved. I don’t condone spreading diseases or anything and fully believe that the actors should go through a rigorous testing process to screen infection out and minimize the spread of things like HIV.

The problem is, a lot of guys don’t really think about the fact that these actors are going through these processes to minimize their risk of infection. Or even worse, watch one of the thousands of amateur videos out there of guys barebacking with absolutely no regard for their health. Having easy access to all these videos of guys having unprotected sex kind of desensitizes the whole situation. It makes it seem like having unprotected sex is no big deal and it’s something that heaps of guys just do.

What I find most disturbing is that the younger generation who were too young too take notice of the safe sex message that was heavily promoted in the early nineties, and who get no gay sex education in the schools, turn to the internet to learn more about their sexuallity. After seeing hundreds of videos of guys barebacking, they start to think that it is common practice and partake in behaviour that is actually putting their life at risk.

I, along with some of the readers of ty-curious.com who have written in, have noticed that there are a lot of young guys lately on things like grindr n manhunt who will straight out ask you to breed them. I read somewhere that the rate of infection of HIV in guys under 25 is the highest it has been in decades. One doctor speculated that it was due to a blaz’e attitude towards barebacking.

I watched a video a few weeks ago that started off with a warning saying something like “Both of these actors have been tested and know each others serostatus (HIV status) They only do scenes with each other. While our videos are bareback, we do not condone or promote risky sexual behaviour”. What do you think? Should bareback porn come with a health warning?

7 thoughts on “Is Bareback Porn Bad For Your Health?

  1. Absolutely it should come with a health warning. “Knowing” someone’s status is a misnomer anyhow – the majority of HIV infections happen when someone is in the early stages of having caught the virus and don’t know they’re positive, this is when HIV is at its most infectious. Poz-poz sex is not without its problems either because of the dangers of re-infection: becoming infected with a different strain of HIV to the one you already have that could be resistant to all the meds you’re on. Dangerous game indeed.

    1. Oh my god!!! I didn’t even know that! And I like to think I’m pretty well informed on gay sex ed. The fact that there is very little gay sex ed out there is something that absolutely infuriates me!!!

      1. Make friends with a smart doctor and they can fill you in on all the details you want to know. Then they can explain things and nothing will go over your head or become too complicated 🙂

  2. Unfortunately, what you say is very true when it comes to sex education for gay men. They learn from experience, from the internet and from porn. Which is all the more reason for adult performers to take their positions as role models seriously. Regardless of their HIV status, I think it is their responsibility to promote safe and healthy sex in their work and, for that reason alone, I am not a fan of bareback porn. Plain and simply, it promotes unsafe sex and consequently increased rates of HIV infection and death.

    If bareback porn is to exist at all, it should certainly come with a warning.

    Please be safe.

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