Articles tagged with: condomless sex

From safer sex condom advocate to condomless sex guy... vive la revolution!

published: June, 30, 2016 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , Brian Finch

Brian Finch explains how he became "that guy who everyone wants to wag their fingers at."

From safer sex condom advocate to condomless sex guy... vive la revolution!

Condoms R Us Remember when you first used a debit card and it was great? So convenient, no more cash to carry around. Then came the ability to simply tap my debit card on a reader and presto,  my groceries had been paid for. Not one button did I have to press.  Today, if a store doesn’t have the tap feature it’s really annoying. Now I have to punch in 'ok' for the amount, what account I’m going to pay for it and then my pin number. It feels like so much work. Once a new technology is

Republishing "Fuck poz guys!" Has the message sunk in yet? We think not.

published: June, 16, 2016 Categories // Dating, Activism, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Marc-André LeBlanc asks if you’re a neg guy is it safer to have sex with poz guys or neg guys? Limit your condomless sex to poz guys with undetectable viral loads and avoid condomless sex with casual negative partners he suggests.

Republishing

PositiveLite.com Editor's note: This article, now over three years old, has been read by more people in PositiveLite.com's six-year history than any other. When Marc-André LeBlanc wrote it, the view expressed - that undetectable poz guys were a much safer bet than neg guys realized - was groundbreaking. It's since become mainstream - and yet not. Anybody who is undetectable who has been rejected by a "neg" guy seeking a "safe" partner knows it. Many neg guys still think that going with anot

An HIV-negative guy asks why he hears "Do you bareback?" so often

published: May, 06, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

From FS Magazine, our neg guy says “I feel cautious opening up a discussion about this preference for condomless sex amongst HIV-positive men because I am not HIV-positive and do not want to contribute to the stigma people with HIV face.”

An HIV-negative guy asks why he hears

This article by Wilson Shaw @WilsonShawBeats first appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.   “Do you bareback?” is a phrase I have heard so many times now I reckon it’s up there with how many times Adele’s album is being played round the world this second.  I’m a HIV-negative guy (as far as I know from my last test!) who really wants to get to the bottom of why I have noticed a pattern in my own sex life: I have encountered several men who tell me they are positive

My gonorrhea nostalgia

published: January, 15, 2015 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Mark S. King

Condom use is still being urged for people with undectectable viral loads or on PrEP because of the danger of contracting STIs. But, asks, Mark S King “When did avoiding every possible STI become the new goal for gay sexual behavior?”

 My gonorrhea nostalgia

The first time I contracted gonorrhea, which in my day was affectionately called The Clap, I was 20 years old and had just moved to West Hollywood, California. It was 1981, disco was still thumping in the bars, and the bath houses were packed. My dance card was filled.  When I admitted my telltale symptoms to a friend, he directed me to the local clinic in the heart of the gay strip. The waiting area, filled to the brim with gay men, had the undeniable scent of Brut cologne and testosterone,

Dear Zachary

published: November, 25, 2014 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Current Affairs, Opinion Pieces, Brian Finch

Brian Finch with "My response to “On the Response to My OUT 100 Interview” by Zachary Quinto."

Dear Zachary

I’ve had a crush on Zachary Quinto long before I knew that he was gay. My first thought? There is a god after all. He can almost do no wrong.  Emphasis on almost. While he was recently lamenting what he sees as the complacency around HIV in the gay community, I had to take umbrage with some of the commentary. This of course is a reference to his original interview in Out Magazine. Then came the Huffington Post response to all the blowback he got. It was good until I got to this part.  "I

More research on the effectiveness of condoms

New Canadian research on HIV transmission rates due to condom failure among men who have sex with men

More research on the effectiveness of condoms

PositiveLite.com says: an understanding of the effectiveness of condoms in preventing HIV transmission in normal use is very important both for people who use them and the HIV prevention specialists who deals daily in discussing risk of transmission. The full text of this article should be read carefully, though, to avoid misunderstanding its conclusions and implications for prevention messaging and as the authors do, to situate condom use among different options, including PrEP and treatment

Busting the myth that condoms don’t protect gay men against STIs

published: September, 07, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

This except from an article from POZ says “In the age of using antiretrovirals to prevent HIV transmission, some gay men have started to believe that condoms don’t matter at all, even for sexually transmitted infections.”

Busting the myth that condoms don’t protect gay men against STIs

 This article by Benjamin Ryan first appeared in POZ magazine here.  In the age of using antiretrovirals to prevent HIV transmission, some gay men have started to believe that condoms don’t matter at all, even for sexually transmitted infections.  Now that science is showing us that antiretrovirals can prevent the transmission of HIV, a new conversation about the place of condoms in gay men’s sex lives is taking place. This is thanks, for example, to a study published in July that est

Gay sex and the sauna

published: August, 12, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

FS Magazine asks “In an era of same-sex weddings, openly gay actors, popstars and athletes, and other benchmarks of equality and acceptance, are gay saunas still relevant on Britain’s gay scene – or is it time for them to be consigned to history?

Gay sex and the sauna

This article with words by Stuart Haggas  @GetStuart and photography by Chris Jepson first appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here. Venue: Saunabar, London. SAUNA NEWS Britain’s gay saunas have been taken a beating in the media of late, including the sad news of a death in a Manchester sauna, while a gay campaigner is calling for them to be shut down. In an era of same-sex weddings, openly gay actors, popstars and athletes, and other benchmarks of equality and acceptance, a

Bug chasing - the ‘gift’ of HIV?

published: August, 05, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

From the UK’s FS Magzine comes another take on bug chasers” “they’re actively seeking out positive men online in order to become ‘pozzed up’ with the ‘gift’ of HIV.” Or are they?

Bug chasing - the ‘gift’ of HIV?

This article by Kristian Johns of Kristian+Life @guy_interruptd   first appeared in FS Magazine, apublication of GMFA, here.  I hope you kept the receipt, bug chasers.  While the science world fights to find a cure for HIV, and the rest of the world fears becoming infected, there is much talk of a growing subculture of men for whom catching HIV is the ultimate erotic fantasy. Dubbed ‘bug chasers’, these men don’t fear becoming infected. They’re not even just nonchalant about the

Gay men and condoms

published: July, 27, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Aidsmap reports from AIDS 2014 on research that says most gay men who don’t use condoms are mindful of HIV and attempt to reduce their risk

Gay men and condoms

This article by Roger Pebody first appeared on aidsmap.com here.   Three-quarters of Australian gay and bisexual men who report unprotected anal intercourse with casual male partners say that they “often” or “always” employ some sort of risk reduction strategy with those partners. Many attempt to select partners who they believe have the same HIV status as themselves (serosorting); a significant proportion use condoms most but not all of the time; and smaller numbers practice ‘str

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