What We Can’t See? Understanding the Representations and Meanings of UAI, Barebacking, and Semen Exchange in Gay Male Pornography

@article{Mowlabocus2014WhatWC,
  title={What We Can’t See? Understanding the Representations and Meanings of UAI, Barebacking, and Semen Exchange in Gay Male Pornography},
  author={Sharif Mowlabocus and Justin Harbottle and Charlie Witzel},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2014},
  volume={61},
  pages={1462 - 1480}
}
Since the late 1990s, the use of condoms within gay male pornography has been on the wane. Moving from a niche category into more mainstream forms of commercial pornography, unprotected anal sex has become a dominant theme within this sphere of gay male sexual representation. However, while the definition of what constitutes bareback pornography may at first sight appear unproblematic, this article argues that meanings and understandings of unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) are not constant… 
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