I believe this discussion is very important and I think barebacking does indeed influence gay men. In society, there are very few positive representations of gay male sexuality at all. Some gay porn stars probably practice unsafe sex because they believe it can give them a career boost. But is it worth it, to risk one’s health just to make more money? Most gay porn studios do not allow barebacking it is a niche market.
Another point to consider is, there are very few places in society where male homosexuality is allowed to be shown in a sexual manner. Sure, there are television shows with gay characters such as Glee, Modern Family, and the New Normal on mainstream television. However, these gay male characters are rarely sexual they aren’t allowed to express their sexual desires like heterosexual characters.
Gay porn is one of the places where gay men can actually see other men being sexual with each other kissing, touching, and yes fucking one another.
Gay porn is fantasy, and I believe for some gay men it is a safe place where gay men we can see male homosexuality expressed visually on our computer screen. The lines become blurred though for some gay men, when they see the gay porn stars not practicing safer sex they believe they don’t have to use condoms as well. I also think for the models in gay porn it is just common sense that they should be practicing safer sex given their profession. It is true that in heterosexual porn condoms are rarely used and I can see the other side of the argument about the double standard.
I still believe though since HIV & AIDS is a serious issue in the gay male community that gay porn films should set an example and the models should be using condoms in gay porn films.
Is sexuality always black and white or is it a shade of grey? Or is sexuality fluid? Can a gay man who identifies as a homosexual fall in love with a woman? The British soap Coronation Street, asks these controversial questions in the new storyline with the characters Maria and Marcus.
Maria is straight, she’s dating Jason but she doesn’t really love him. Jason wants a commitment and take their relationship to the next level. Maria isn’t thrilled about Jason’s desire to move into her apartment. Jason’s family is concerned they think Maria is a flake and she’s leading him on. Meanwhile, Maria has doubts because she’s in love with her gay best friend Marcus. Marcus is tender, compassionate, and very sensitive to Maria’s feelings she’s falling in love with him.
However, Marcus is dating Aiden and he likes him. Maria has a cancer scare and the good news is she doesn’t have breast cancer.
Marcus and Maria kiss, but how long will they deny their sexual attraction? I know some people are upset that Coronation Street is making Marcus have a romance with a woman. I think it is interesting because although Marcus doesn’t identify as bisexual, why are bisexual men invisible? I notice there is a paucity of storylines about male bisexuality and this is due to the fact it is still considered taboo. Society doesn’t seem to have a problem with female bisexuality but people seem terrified about male bisexuality.
After Christina Aguilera’s last album Bionic bombed two years ago some people thought she was finished. I thought Bionic was a solid album I was stunned that if quickly fell off the Billboard music charts. However, the NBC talent show The Voice has helped keep Aguilera in the spotlight. Now, Aguilera’s new album Lotus will be released in November. The first single from Lotus, Your Body is doing well and climbing the Billboard charts.
The beginning of the video is funny there is a public service announcement that no men were harmed.
According to some critics, since Christina is a mother and over the age of thirty she needs to tone down her sexuality. However, I think this form of sexism is nonsense, Christina is a grown woman and she has a right to sing about sex.
Your Body is a feminist song, because Christina is taking control and liberating herself by having sex on her own terms.
In the Your Body music video, Christina is reclaiming her sexuality and singing about a one night stand and enjoying sex. Since men can enjoy sex and sing about one night stands why can’t a woman? I don’t see the big deal, women have a right to enjoy sex just like men. Isn’t it a powerful statement for a young female entertainer to speak frankly about her sexuality? I think this video is powerful because Christina is not being shy she loves sex.