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Do you think bareback porn encourages those who watch it to have unprotected sex? Or do people use it just as a fantasy?


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Just as a fantasy, I think we all think of safety first, well most of the time lol


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Mmm, I think maybe for older guys who have more experience, we can seperate reality from fantasy. BUt I think for the new geneartion of gays it will be different: the majority of gay men get their sexual education from watching porn, so if the porn they are watching normalises and, in a lot of cases fetishes BB sex, mightn't that affect their behaviour and attitudes?


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You could be right Calvin, I hope not, it would be nice to hear what some of our young friends think.


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Tommy_Storey
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As a older Guy,i have thing`s pritty well under control,whare Lust is concerned. Whare Gay porn is concerned,for me ( at least ) I just watch it as a Fantasy,and no way would it drive me to to have unsafe Sex, But say 30 year`s back,i would of took no notice,and just lust let my Lust take over. I think what it is,as you get older,you change,i think as you get older,all Lifes experiences kick in,and you then don`t take as many charnces .
Or in other word`s,as a youngster,you cannot see all the Danger`s,but as you
get older,you do,and then you act opon what you have lernt ,through out your
Life.
xxxxxx


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well i don't know...my brother say he doesn't like using a condom with his gf cuz it doesn't feel good...feels weird...my cousin and his bf don't use any...don't really know the reason...well now that i think about it i think him and a friend of mine say it's not the same as having sex without one and well they kind of stink...but me myself...i prefer safe sex...even tho i've been exposed to bareback porn...


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June_Ushikoshi_Aka_June_Asia
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I think in several things that took place in the last 15 years are driving reckless behavior like bearback in the US.

Penetration of smokable ice (speed) in to gay community.
HIV management technique allowed infected person no to be so visible like before.

My generation (now I am revealing I am old) saw 25% to 40% of our friends who were gay and not practicing safe sex die from AIDS. This combine with friends who also died or incapacitated from hepatitis ... Gay community was literary "decimated" like roman soldiers who run from the battle line.

Now the morality rate is down to 0.7%. People seem to forget, it is still a I curable life quality destroying desease....

June


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June_Ushikoshi_Aka_June_Asia
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I meant to say incurable


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Safe all the way for me .... Life is hard enough as it is why add something so overwhelming into it


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Timothy_Brown
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I know that some outspoken HIV activists say that showing bareback sex without condoms promotes unsafe sex. I am thinking that maybe warnings that are difficult to get past might be a good idea to be required for "promoters" of bareback videos. Just an idea... Bareback videos do not have any influential effect on me other than making me horny.


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gstanescu84
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In my opinion, I think it encourages, bareback sex, cause what ever ppl see on the net, they will want to try it. Fantasy may be an option, but hardly.


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@Jony, glad to know you are keeping it safe!
You raised another interesting point in your post about couples not using condoms because they don't 'feel' good.
I think that not using them might work for some couples as long as you are both free of any infections and you are being
100% faithful, or if you're not being faithful, you let your partner know about any other sex you've been having so you can discuss it.

Problem is, I don't believe people are always entirely honest all the time
I know of cases in the gay community where couples hadn't been using condoms and one cheated on the other: months later
he found out he had HIV. All that time he was still having unprotected sex with his partner and unknowingly putting him at risk (the boyfriend remained HIV negative). I guess the moral of the story is, no matter how much you trust someone, they can still fuck up (literally!) and sleep around and may not be entirely honest with you. When it comes to infedelity and sex, people are scared to talk so openly.

@June. You're right! Of course, while I think watching bareback porn regularly could influence certain people's sexual behaviour, there are a whole load of other issues that come into play when negotiating safer sex with someone, for example
being under the effects of alcohol and drugs, having low self-esteem issues, etc. I don't think it is just one thing.

And yes, because HIV is not so heavily warned about as in the 80s, there is a whole younger generation (especially in the UK, where I am from), who have not witnessed what us older members have. Many think that the antiretrovirals are a quick-fix, not thinking about the physical side-effects, secondary illnesses and, on top of that, all the mental health issues and disclosure issues. I'll hopefully soon be publishing a blog post from one of our members who talks about his own experience with HIV. Will be a great thing to get an insider perspective from a Gays.com member.


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June_Ushikoshi_Aka_June_Asia
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Upps... I did not mean to delete the last comment. I was trying to edit a typo. :-(


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