Bareback sex is physical sexual activityespecially sexual penetrationwithout the use of a condom. A slang term, bareback sex comes from the equestrian term barebackwhich 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 A Liberated Dictionary of Improper English. The term appeared occasionally in print until the s and then in context to the AIDS epidemic and the discussion of sexual practices. It did not have widespread use in LGBT culture untilwhen there was an increase of discussion regarding condomless sex as reflected in print publications.
As AIDS emerged and the sexual transmission of HIV became known in the s, the use of condoms to prevent infection became much more widespread, especially among men who have sex with men MSM who engage in anal sex. At the beginning of the AIDS crisis, in the context of the invention and development of safe sexthe uptake of condoms among Western MSM was so widespread Foot job barebacked banging effective that condom use became established as a norm for sex between men.
Fromseveral high-profile HIV positive men [ who? Foot job barebacked banging these early articulations of barebacking expressed a concern for HIV prevention, in that they generally referred to dispensing with condoms in the context of sex between people of the same HIV status, the moral panic which ensued was so pronounced that barebacking came to be framed as a rebellious and transgressive erotic practice for HIV positive and HIV negative people alike, irrespective of the risks of HIV transmission.
A resurgence of barebacking in first-world gay communities during the s has been a frequent topic for gay columnists and editorialists in The AdvocateGenre magazineand Out magazine. Academic works suggest that barebacking is a way to reach for transcendence, to overcome the boredom of everyday average life in a hyper-rationalized society.
Early articulations of barebacking generally refer to sex between two HIV-positive men. On this account, barebacking could be considered an early harm reduction strategy, similar to serosortingwhich was later endorsed by some public health authorities in the USA. Bareback sex has also become more acceptable since the introduction of pre exposure prophylaxis PrEP. Foot job barebacked banging these drugs do not necessarily prevent the transmission of other STIs, they have stirred a discussion on what "safe" sex without the use of condoms really entails.
Halkitis concluded that the resurgence of barebacking led to an increase in sexually transmitted infections among the MSM community. The study found that of the men who were familiar with barebacking, nearly half reported they had bareback sex in the last three months.
In the San Francisco study, fewer men reported engaging in barebacking when the behavior was defined as intentional unprotected anal intercourse with a non-primary partner. Brennan explored the stigma attached to the practice, in particular narratives of 'disposal and disgust' that became associated with the performer, and contributed to a decline in his career.