There has been a petition filed in California by the California AIDS Healthcare Foundation to enforce that all porn models wear condoms in their films. With bareback porn being a hugely popular genre it will be a tough one to get through, but while I like watching bareback porn, I wholeheartedly support this move.

As Chi Chi La Rue, porn mogul and safe sex campaigner has stated “When I first started seeing barebacking titles appear, of course I was disappointed and very outspoken,” said La Rue. “The fact is that it was pretty obvious to most that the models ‘appeared’ to be HIV+ and were having unsafe sex with what ‘appeared’ to be other HIV+ models… What we are seeing now is drastically different. We are seeing movies with 18 year old twinks being gang banged without condoms. We are seeing…20 year olds in the UK who have reportedly become HIV+ after making their first porn.”

Recently I stumbled across a forum on Facebook for guys into bareback sex and they were boasting about how many loads they took and how young they were when they started. Firstly the guys on there in their 50’s talking about how hot it is to hear of guys taking loads at 14 should be arrested on pedophilia charges, even if they haven’t touched anyone. Secondly I was shouted down by the group when I mentioned the dangers of HIV. Members actually told me I was ignorant and that chlamidia or gonorrhea were worse than HIV.

Is this the kind of message that is getting out there? I know HIV is far from the death sentence it used to be but every treatment has financial, emotional and physical side effects. How do we educate the younger generations that didn’t see an entire generation of gay men wiped out? I am pretty confident that my friends that are HIV+ wouldn’t be positive if they had a choice.

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