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Does watching bareback porn encourage unprotected sex?

A recent study implies that bareback sex in porn is glamorising unprotected sex. Fact or fiction?

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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37 Comments

  1. MisterChase

    9 Aug 2012 at 19:46

    @MrSeras LOLOL!!

    • MrSeras

      9 Aug 2012 at 19:47

      @MisterChase why me, chase, why me?

      • MisterChase

        9 Aug 2012 at 19:47

        @MrSeras sexy face= exposure

        No pun intended. ✌

        • anibeats

          9 Aug 2012 at 19:50

          @MisterChase @mrseras he’s right. And it’s a very good photo of your face getting molested 😉

        • MrSeras

          9 Aug 2012 at 19:52

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

        • Altheagepuwgybk

          9 Aug 2012 at 19:54

  2. gnixon88

    9 Aug 2012 at 19:47

    @MrSeras haha brilliant

  3. British_Poodle

    9 Aug 2012 at 19:52

    My little guy’s all grown up! I’m so proud RT @MrSeras So, I’m the face of an unprotected gay porn survey – http://t.co/XAlVwlgn

  4. Be1984s

    9 Aug 2012 at 20:45

    @MrSeras lol is that really a pic of you?

    • MrSeras

      9 Aug 2012 at 22:35

      @Be1984s yep, the bottom one, why?

      • Be1984s

        10 Aug 2012 at 03:41

        @MrSeras its pretty hot! looking good

        • MrSeras

          10 Aug 2012 at 05:13

          @Be1984s thanks! 😉

  5. Rdy2Jump

    9 Aug 2012 at 22:40

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

    • MrSeras

      9 Aug 2012 at 22:41

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

      • Rdy2Jump

        9 Aug 2012 at 22:42

        @MrSeras Will you sign my iPhone?

        • MrSeras

          9 Aug 2012 at 22:43

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

        • Rdy2Jump

          9 Aug 2012 at 22:46

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

        • MrSeras

          9 Aug 2012 at 22:49

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

  6. BellsInTheAttic

    9 Aug 2012 at 23:34

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

    • MrSeras

      9 Aug 2012 at 23:38

      @BellsInTheAttic the second photo, yes!

      • BellsInTheAttic

        9 Aug 2012 at 23:40

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

        • MrSeras

          9 Aug 2012 at 23:56

          @BellsInTheAttic famous. How do you feel about it?

        • BellsInTheAttic

          9 Aug 2012 at 23:59

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

        • MrSeras

          10 Aug 2012 at 00:18

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

        • BellsInTheAttic

          10 Aug 2012 at 00:30

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

        • MrSeras

          10 Aug 2012 at 02:05

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

  7. MrSeras

    10 Aug 2012 at 15:06

    @andyluvv @GlennCoco01 You ain’t wrong.

    • andyluvv

      10 Aug 2012 at 15:07

      @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! 😛 lol

    • GlennCoco01

      10 Aug 2012 at 15:08

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

      • andyluvv

        10 Aug 2012 at 15:09

        @GlennCoco01 @MrSeras – How does a “PseudoEx” work? Is it he a fraction of your imagination?

      • MrSeras

        10 Aug 2012 at 15:11

        @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.

        • andyluvv

          10 Aug 2012 at 15:11

          @MrSeras @GlennCoco01 What face?

        • GlennCoco01

          10 Aug 2012 at 15:26

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

  8. devopstom

    10 Aug 2012 at 15:10

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

    • SoSoGay

      10 Aug 2012 at 15:12

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

      • devopstom

        10 Aug 2012 at 15:13

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

    • Supermathie

      10 Aug 2012 at 16:08

      .@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?

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