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Barebacking, Unbridled: Thoughts From the HIV Community on Unprotected Sex

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Why Do Men Bareback? No Easy Answers

Why Do Men Bareback? No Easy Answers

"There are abundant theories but no definitive answers about why gay men take sexual risks. After more than three decades of safer sex messages against the backdrop of gay men sickening horribly and then dying, new medical treatments have stemmed the tide of the pandemic and offered real hope for longer-term survival to people with HIV. Gay men want the AIDS epidemic to be over and want to be able to have sex without fear. They want to celebrate their desire without having to worry, negotiate, be fearful, or keep a shield of latex between themselves and their partners. Younger men want to experience pre-AIDS sex." -- Michael Shernoff

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