It’s a fact… Bareback Porn is on the rise. More and more studios are offering the option for their consumers and viewers to chose this over the same act involving a condom. This new high demand puts the actors at risk of contracting many infections as well as HIV. Derrick Burts came forward as one of these men who have become HIV positive through working on set in bareback porn. More recently, Chad Noel a 25 year old gay porn actor with a promising career, died of an Aids related illness after likely contracting the disease from working on bareback sets.

So what does this say about the gay community’s stance regarding safe sex practices and more importantly, the spread of HIV? With the rise in content obviously comes the demand so why are gays asking for something so risky? Are we now in the frame of mind where the risk of contracting such a powerful disease becomes a part of the thrill in sexual activity? What happened to all the anti-Aids messages out there. Are they losing their power?

The trend of barebacking has multiple arguments. In terms of random play, barebacking is truly reckless abandonment. Can you really trust someone you are meeting at a bar or on Grindr who says they are clean and tested? How about the long-term relationship couple who choses to go rubber-less? Unfortunately, monogamy is not the most prominent form of coupling in the gay community so is that even safe anymore?

The last thing that I want to see is a sudden epidemic of HIV and Aids to happen again. Have we not learned anything from our history? But who’s responsibility is it to take a stand? There are two stands. We can start with us, the consumer to not create the demand for this kind of entertainment. It not effect us to watch two men conduct in bareback activity but it in turn, puts the other two men at risk, regardless of if they’ve been tested. Or should we turn to the high powered and rich porn industry execs? They are the ones calling the shots and making these films happen but they still allow this to go on. With the statistic of 1 in 5 men being HIV positive, shouldn’t we do something?

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