PMID: Help Contact Us About us. Advanced Search. AIDS Care. Intentional unsafe sex barebacking among HIV-positive gay men who seek sexual partners on the Internet. Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid. Abstract While unsafe sex has been reported throughout the HIV epidemic, the underlying assumption has been that most persons do not seek to purposely have unprotected sex.
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Bareback sex is physical sexual activity , especially sexual penetration , without the use of a condom. A slang term, bareback sex comes from the equestrian term bareback , which refers to the practice of riding a horse without a saddle. It is not known when the term as sexual slang was first used, although its use did gain momentum in the s with the first appearance in print as analogous reference occurring in
This article summarizes current research findings on sexual risk taking among gay men, discusses psychosocial issues that contribute to barebacking, and suggests a harm-reduction approach to clinical work with gay men who bareback as an effective method of addressing the behavior. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Sign In or Create an Account. Sign In. Advanced Search. Search Menu.