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Does watching bareback porn encourage unprotected sex?

Does watching bareback porn encourage unprotected sex?

by J M8 Aug 2012
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A recent survey of 1,000 gay men by FS magazine, regarding the world of porn, has revealed that 98% of gay men watched it, with almost one in four watching daily and just over three-quarters viewing porn more than once a week.

Those statistics may not sound too surprising, but it has brought up a discussion regarding bareback sex in porn – and the affects it has on unprotected sex. Almost 96% of those surveyed had watched at least some bareback porn, but fewer than 7% felt that it had led to them personally having unprotected sex. However, over half of the men believed that watching bareback porn can lead to others having unprotected sex.

Is the glamorisation of bareback porn in adult movies making it seem more appealing to the everyday gay guy? According to porn actor Dean Monroe it is;

‘Porn is sometimes the first taste of sex a young person gets, so naturally what they see on screen, they might emulate in life. Every scene should show the model putting the condom on.’

The Terrence Higgins Trust is currently running a number of campaigns such as Summer Lovin’ and the Condom Moment video to promote safe sex. They’re hoping this will decrease the number of sexually transmitted infections caused by not using a condom.

53% surveyed believed that watching bareback porn can lead to others having unprotected sex.

Matthew Hodson of GMFA, who publish FS, said, ‘It’s impossible to say precisely how much impact watching porn has on people’s behaviour, but it seems that many people, gay or straight, learn about sex from porn, and perhaps this is even more true for gay men, as we are less likely to get a gay sex education at school.’

However Liam Cole, a producer of bareback porn, thinks slightly differently; ‘My porn is not a fantasy, it’s a record of how some gay men fuck. Bareback sex doesn’t take much encouragement.’

Other findings from the survey showed that half of the participants had filmed themselves having sex, and of these, almost a quarter had uploaded their recordings to the internet.

Do you think watching bareback sex in porn can glamourise it to seem more appealing? What do you make of the rest of the survey results? Tweet us @SoSoGay and tell us your thoughts.

The full results of the survey can be found in the latest issue of FS magazine which is available for free in gay venues and GUM clinics in London. Alternatively it can be viewed at www.fsmag.org.uk. FS magazine is now also available to download on your iPhone, iPad or Android device for free.

 

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JM is a 25-year-old Essex turned London boy.
37 comments
devopstom
devopstom

.@SoSoGay Any chance of an image credit for that beautiful photo of men kissing on this article? original: http://t.co/xQnOXLtG

Supermathie
Supermathie

.@devopstom Do you miss the good old days when they might just hotlink to an image on your servers and you could replace it with goatse?

SoSoGay
SoSoGay

@devopstom Hey Tom, we'll correct that. Thanks for letting us know!

devopstom
devopstom

@SoSoGay Thanks! That image turned up on some sublang-wikipedia a while ago, too. :D

MrSeras
MrSeras

@andyluvv @GlennCoco01 You ain't wrong.

GlennCoco01
GlennCoco01

@MrSeras @andyluvv That's your pseudo-ex isn't it? I remember you found it on the Portuguese wikipedia page on homosexuality

MrSeras
MrSeras

@GlennCoco01 @andyluvv yes! he is! he's someone I used to see over a few months but wasn't official ever. I'm also 'that' face too. HAR.

GlennCoco01
GlennCoco01

@andyluvv @MrSeras That smiley I'm happy face, or I've uploaded bareback porn face? (if latter please provide a link kthxbai)

andyluvv
andyluvv

@MrSeras @GlennCoco01 What face?

andyluvv
andyluvv

@GlennCoco01 @MrSeras - How does a "PseudoEx" work? Is it he a fraction of your imagination?

andyluvv
andyluvv

@MrSeras @GlennCoco01 I love that the name of the image is: "Men Kissing". It's like - D'OH! I hope they asked for your permission! :P lol

BellsInTheAttic
BellsInTheAttic

@mrseras Is that really a pics of you in that survey?

MrSeras
MrSeras

@BellsInTheAttic the second photo, yes!

BellsInTheAttic
BellsInTheAttic

@mrseras Yea lol well. How do you feel about it?

MrSeras
MrSeras

@BellsInTheAttic you're really sweet to say so! Thank you. ^.^

BellsInTheAttic
BellsInTheAttic

@mrseras Oh ok lol you look really great in that pic though, good for you. ^_^

MrSeras
MrSeras

@BellsInTheAttic oh no, he's someone I used to see last year, didn't get that far. Sweetest guy alive, though.

BellsInTheAttic
BellsInTheAttic

@mrseras I didn't bother reading the survey lol the pic is distracting. Its a good photo, is that your bf?

MrSeras
MrSeras

@BellsInTheAttic famous. How do you feel about it?

Rdy2Jump
Rdy2Jump

@MrSeras Pulled it up on my laptop. Someone got busted with his tongue down someone’s throat. Ooops!

MrSeras
MrSeras

@Rdy2Jump I got pap'd. Does this mean I'm famous now?

Rdy2Jump
Rdy2Jump

@MrSeras Will you sign my iPhone?

MrSeras
MrSeras

@Rdy2Jump I officially honour you as the president of my fan club. #teamsexy

Rdy2Jump
Rdy2Jump

@MrSeras I want to be president of your fan club.

MrSeras
MrSeras

@Rdy2Jump -busts out a sharpie- I think I have just made it in life.

Be1984s
Be1984s

@MrSeras lol is that really a pic of you?

MrSeras
MrSeras

@Be1984s yep, the bottom one, why?

Be1984s
Be1984s

@MrSeras its pretty hot! looking good

MisterChase
MisterChase

@MrSeras LOLOL!!

MrSeras
MrSeras

@MisterChase why me, chase, why me?

MisterChase
MisterChase

@MrSeras sexy face= exposure No pun intended. ✌

MrSeras
MrSeras

@anibeats @misterchase y'all are too sweet for word. I'm all bashful and flattered.

anibeats
anibeats

@MisterChase @mrseras he's right. And it's a very good photo of your face getting molested ;)