Articles tagged with: barebacking

Are we 'Generation Bareback'?

published: November, 16, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

Bareback sex is on the rise in the UK and elsewhere. From FS Magazine, Stuart Haggas reports on the possible reasons and on what it all might mean for HIV prevention.

Are we 'Generation Bareback'?

This article by Stuart Haggas previously appeared at FS Magazine, here. It’s been 35 years since the New York Times reported on a ‘rare cancer seen in 41 homosexuals’ – an article from the summer of 1981 that’s considered the first major news story about HIV/AIDS. A generation of gay men have since grown up with condoms and safer sex campaigns a familiar part of everyday life. Recent studies show an increase in unprotected sex among HIV-negative gay men. Why are some of us ditch

Eight changes in HIV prevention

published: November, 03, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

As he leaves his role as CEO of GMFA, Matthew Hodson takes stock of how HIV prevention work has changed during his tenure there.

Eight changes in HIV prevention

Matthew when he first started at GMFA. This article by Matthew Hodson previously appeared at FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here. A child who was born on the day I started at GMFA would now be old enough to join the army or get married – two rights that British gay men didn’t have back then. I’ve been with GMFA about half of my adult life. After 17 years with GMFA it’s time for me to move on. It’s been at various times wonderful and gruelling and frustrating and inspiring

A post-meth sexuality, part two: coitus interruptus - the mental health edition

published: October, 19, 2016 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , Brian Finch

Brian Finch is back with a follow-up to his "sex without condoms, fuck you to PrEP shamers" previous post

A post-meth sexuality, part two: coitus interruptus - the mental health edition

One recent Saturday night I had a date planned. We were texting to set up the time when out of the blue I got a message saying, “I’m going to send you a photo and can you tell me if you think I should go to emergency?”  'Wow, I thought, what the hell am I about to see? All sorts of car-crash-like images went through my head. When I did receive the image it was his balls and his right one was very swollen. Immediately I replied with, “Yeah, I think you should.” Not knowing anything

Looking for PrEP, part seven

published: September, 26, 2016 Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

What about those STIs? "As far as PrEP awareness is concerned we’ve reached peak PrEP. Now the scapegoating can really begin," says Alex Aviance

Looking for PrEP, part seven

Has PrEP has gone mainstream? The CBC can’t seem to stop talking about it; Shonda Rhimes has written it into How to Get Away with Murder and most guys I talk to have at least heard about it by now, even if they’re still not sure how to get their hands on it, or how it works. As far as awareness is concerned we’ve reached peak PrEP. Now the scapegoating can really begin. A number of concerning figures were recently released out of the U.K1. showing an increase in the number of STIs in me

Looking for PrEP, part six

published: September, 19, 2016 Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

After a few weeks on PrEP, Alex Aviance asks, "why is negotiating condom use such a struggle for a lot of queer men?"

Looking for PrEP, part six

For my first few weeks on PrEP, I had a hard time silencing the nagging pessimistic voice in my head that kept telling me the side effects would never go away, and I would have to stop taking it if I wanted to start having sex again. Although they eventually subsided, my self-imposed celibacy was clearly beginning to reach its limits. In other words, I was horny. I needed to feel the weight of a man on top of me, and I needed it sooner rather than later. After I started feeling better, my nex

Porn. Sex. XXX - is porn affecting our health?

published: September, 02, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Youth, Current Affairs, Research, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Media

With sex education off the classroom agenda, many gay teenagers may have no choice but to learn about sex through porn, but is porn helpful or harmful when it comes to learning about sex by watching porn. For FS Magazine, Stuart Haggas reports.

Porn. Sex. XXX - is porn affecting our health?

This article by Stewart Haggas originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  It’s perhaps to be expected that previous generations of gay men, when homosexuality was legislated against, had to look beyond obvious channels for information about gay sex and relationships – but what about the gay youth of today? Recently, the Government announced that it wouldn’t be requiring schools to provide Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), despite widespread support for the

An HIV-negative guy asks why he hears "Do you bareback?" so often

published: May, 06, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

From FS Magazine, our neg guy says “I feel cautious opening up a discussion about this preference for condomless sex amongst HIV-positive men because I am not HIV-positive and do not want to contribute to the stigma people with HIV face.”

An HIV-negative guy asks why he hears

This article by Wilson Shaw @WilsonShawBeats first appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.   “Do you bareback?” is a phrase I have heard so many times now I reckon it’s up there with how many times Adele’s album is being played round the world this second.  I’m a HIV-negative guy (as far as I know from my last test!) who really wants to get to the bottom of why I have noticed a pattern in my own sex life: I have encountered several men who tell me they are positive

Am I really a dirty barebacking slut?

published: September, 23, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

From FS magazine a poz writer from the UK on value judgments of some gay men “They are negative because they've been ‘good’. You are positive because you are ‘a dirty barebacking slut’.”

Am I really a dirty barebacking slut?

This article by Jamie Jinx first appeared in FS magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  I had the good fortune to receive an online solicitation from 'Sh1tEater' who was in search of a 'feeder'. He kindly sent me a full body and face picture – depressingly rather hot – yet all he had to say for himself was “No Poz”. At first, I felt I ought to excuse my inability to pinch off a Neg turd for his oral delight. Then I remembered that, unlike hepatitis and a host of other horrors, HIV is

Warriors of the wasteland

published: November, 10, 2014 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Music, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin: the road from Frankie’s Pleasuredome to rubbers to PrEP

Warriors of the wasteland

Playing isn't paying so work is what I'm saying  Working for the world go round The battle cry don't mess with me I've traveled the world for eternity   Warriors of the wasteland Sailboats of ice on desert sands Warriors of the wasteland  Frankie Goes To Hollywood, “Warriors of the Wasteland”, (Liverpool)  The year was 1984. Even as the great Death gained malignant steam from hundreds to thousands of dead towards numbers uncountable, grief beyond measure or understanding, some

Just too lazy

published: November, 03, 2014 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Gay Men, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Brian Finch

Brian Finch says "Getting laid is so easy, yet I’m too lazy to do it. Even jerking off seems like a bother."

Just too lazy

I used to joke on stage while doing standup to very straight audiences about how easy it is to get laid. “I met this guy and I asked him if he wanted to be a fuck buddy and he said sure. That’s how easy it is and exactly how lazy I am.”  Sport fucking doesn’t seem to be my thing anymore. Looking baqck, I’ve been in more places where I’ve walked in stripped, did it, and then left than I can remember. It’s somewhere in between the fast-food experience of the baths and having a li

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