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Bareback Culture, HIV, and Our Gay Future

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J Nelson Aviance

If you make an informed decision to practice barebacking, then so be it. I can't say I will never do the same. However, short-term pleasure, a sense of belonging, and the excitement of abandoning homonormative sociosexual practices cannot be divorced from either a willful rejection of long-term health or a romanticized concept of what HIV infection leads to.