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BB and Me: Certificate of Negativity

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

"I'm sorry, stud, but I won't bareback," was my standard reply. "Why? Are you (HIV) positive?" was Carlos's standard response. "No, I'm negative," I said back.

Truvada and the Case for Condom Use

Renato Barucco | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Here we go again: to PrEP or not to PrEP?

BB and Me: Bel Ami Boys

Matthew Terrell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I lived in Prague for a year of graduate school in 2008 and 2009, and I marveled at the tantalizing gay boys I found in the city. After years of watching Bel Ami porn, I expected wild Slavic demigods, but I found the local gay community to be more reserved than their international reputation would suggest.

BB and Me: Emotional Intelligence

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

The fact that I have never barebacked speaks more toward my emotional flaws than some enlightened sexual ethic I possess. If I were a better gay man, I would have had a boyfriend by now who I loved enough to bareback with.

BB and Me

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

There is a shift occurring in my world towards bareback sex, and I feel increasingly alienated because of it.

VIDEO: HIV Negative Men on Sex, Fear and Poz Guys

Mark S. King | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

It is meant to provide a forum for these men to speak their truth without interruption -- and perhaps help us see them as men stumbling through life as we all are, trying to make the best decisions they can with the information they have.

Gay Porn Mogul Opens Up About Going Condom-Free In His Films And In His Personal Life

Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay porn king Michael Lucas opened up this week about his decision to have performers go condom-free in some of his most recent films despite years of...

Your Mother Liked It Bareback

Mark S. King | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Whenever a new study of gay men shows, yet again, that we are having bareback sex, the arbiters of sexual rectitude among us decry this behavior as shameful, shocking, and murderous. So you can just imagine runaway pearls showering the floor when HuffPost Gay Voices reported on such a study.

Gay Barebacking Study Reveals Surprise Facts About The Controversial Practice

Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A new study by England's University of Westminster found what appears to be an uptick in the number of young gay men who find unprotected sex with a s...

Duo Behind Controversial Barebacking Film On Their Movie's Mission

Posted 02.20.2014 | Gay Voices

The director and star of "Chaser," the new short film about the barebacking community, spoke to HuffPost Live this week about the research and prepara...

The One Rule

Jesse Jackman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Jackman

My husband Dirk and I have just one rule in our relationship: "Never bring home anything you don't want to share." It works on all sorts of levels.

Reimagining Hope: An Interview With Simon Watney

Mark Adnum | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

Simon Watney has an established reputation in the field of HIV/AIDS. In response to the increasingly surreal and ineffective responses to the fact that HIV infections among gay men in wealthy countries are increasing, he has decided that he and his contemporaries need to return to advocacy.

Is Unprotected Sex the New Normal?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

Just because more and more gay men are having unprotected (bareback) sex doesn't make it right! It just shows a lack of education and awareness of risk.

The Trouble With Praising HIV-Negative Gay Men

Mark S. King | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

By showing support for negative guys, I am clearly demeaning HIV-positive men. But wait! I'm HIV-positive myself, so that must mean I'm being sarcastic in my support of negative guys, because there's so little room for sincerity and goodwill in the chasm between us.

How I Didn't Get AIDS

Andrew Miller | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Most of my young gay friends are uninterested in the history of my membership in ACT UP, but a few, like Jake, are curious, even insistent. I answer their questions and try to explain what it was like to be 25 in the East Village in 1989.

Miami's Epidemic: Those Who Fight Back vs. Those Who Do Not Care to Know?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.26.2013 | Miami
Victor M. Feraru

Hot temperature, beautiful scenery and transit folks looking for fun set the scene for those who visit South Florida. The hope of hedonist-fused decadence draws tourists and transplants from all over the world. But sometimes risky behavior comes with a price.

Why Some Guys Don't Wear Condoms

Marten Weber | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

I spoke to 40 gay men in seven countries, either online or in person. All of them made it clear in their online profiles that they eschew the use of protection. None of them is HIV-positive. Here is the list of reasons why they don't use condoms.

WATCH: Is Unprotected Sex Becoming The Norm Amongst Gay Men?

Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

With the rising trend of "barebacking" re-entering the gay community, many are asking if there is a correlation between unprotected sex and an increas...

I'm HIV-Negative

Mark Adnum | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

If HIV-negative men were more assertive about their status, they could take on a fairer share of responsibility in regard to HIV prevention. HIV-positive men have their own status to manage. It's not their responsibility to manage yours too, but it seems that they're expected to do so.

Nearly Half Of Grindr-Using Gay Men Admit To Having Bareback Sex In New Poll

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A new survey focused on gay and bisexual men who use apps such as Grindr, Scruff and Manhunt to meet sexual partners found that nearly half had engage...

The Face Of Honesty

Marten Weber | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

On a cold winter day in Manchester, England, I met Patrick Ettenes, an HIV activist and writer for Out Northwest. What really made me want to meet him was his statement on the phone that "HIV is the best thing that ever happened to me!"

No Latex, No Love: The Bare Side Of Gay Pride

Marten Weber | Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

It bothers me that on the very afternoon when we were reminded at the rally that 78 countries still punish homosexuals, I received my first message by an 18-year-old boy begging me for bareback sex. Call me naïve, but I was shocked to the core. I had no idea that this was going on.

The Most Important Gay Porn Film Ever Made?

Mark S. King | Posted 09.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

In June 2004 Dawson's 20 Load Weekend was released and was precisely as advertised. Depending on your point of view, it is either a transgressive act of eroticism or an incredibly irresponsible act that demonstrates how to become infected with HIV. Or perhaps both.

Bareback Mountain... Out of a Molehill

David Groshoff | Posted 03.06.2012 | Gay Voices
David Groshoff

Apparently, the self-described "largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S.," the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, wants to lead us back to the days of Bowers v. Hardwick. AHF wants to criminalize for-profit videos depicting unprotected sex.

The Biggest Threat to the Gay Community -- and No, It's Not Proposition 8

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

Of course we don't want to distract energy from the fight against Prop 8's vicious proponents - but if we don't deal with these issues, rising HIV levels and the possibility of super-AIDS will deal with us.