Many gay men who watch pornography enjoy and sometimes prefer material in which condoms are not used, but have some anxieties about the potential effects of bareback porn on their own sexual behaviour.
(Updated) A California company has unveiled prototypes of its new condoms specifically designed for receptive anal intercourse as well as for men and women, and projects that the condoms will go to market in 2015 pending approvals. [Images and video may not be suitable/safe for work (NSFW).]
Reports reveal that MSM globally are faced with high levels of homophobia, stigma and discrimination, which are significantly associated with difficulties in accessing condoms and lubricant, HIV and STI testing, and HIV treatment.
Extremely concerned by their findings, investigators recommend that healthcare providers, policy makers and communities of gay men need to make plans for screening and treating pre-cancerous anal lesions.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was approved in the US in July 2012, following trials showing its efficacy in preventing sexual transmission of HIV. But, as Gus Cairns finds out, it remains a controversial addition to the HIV prevention options available to gay men in the US.