How Gay Men Use and Understand Bareback Pornography
What is it about?
This article reports on research involving younger and older gay men talking about their attitudes towards and interests in 'bareback pornography'. The research explored how these men rationalised their enjoyment of material depicting 'unsafe' sexual practices, and what pleasures (and challenges) it presented to them, in the context of HIV prevention.
Why is it important?
This article is important because it provides us with an alternative to the outdated 'effects model' so often (mis)used in discussions of pornography. The research shows that users of pornography conceptualise it in complex ways.
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