I didn’t know you could have bareback sex on Facebook?
Thanks to Queerty for pointing out that 20,209 people “like” bareback sex on Facebook, which means that 20,209 people are having bareback sex right now, and they’re having it on Facebook. Also, all of the people who “like” bareback sex are probably HIV-positive and probably spreading the disease to people who don’t “like” bareback sex on Facebook, which is against Facebook’s Terms & Conditions. I’m never going on Facebook again.
…[W]e were rather shocked to stumble across a Facebook community page devoted to barebacking. Created in August 2011, the page currently has 20,209 likes, with 5,560 talking about it.
While there are posts about bareback videos and porn stars (mostly from Treasure Island Media), it also appears members are using the site to hook up for condom-free encounters. “Featured members” submit a photo and any stats they want to share, and other members can begin a dialogue by responding in the comments field. (In one instance, a commenter included his telephone number.)
I can’t believe it. Shut the page down.
This is about encouraging unprotected sex between partners of unknown sero-status. Obviously no one should be thrown in jail for that, but it does leave a bad taste in our mouth.
And given how puritanical Facebook is on other issues, should they allow such a page to remain operational? Our feeling is no—Facebook has made it clear it is a family-friendly space, not a hookup site. And certainly not a bareback hookup site. This isn’t a First Amendment issue, either—Facebook is free to decide what kind of content it allows on its community pages.
But, is Queerty family-friendly? They have a Facebook community page, and it’s littered with links to Queerty stories about barebacking. Also, Queerty members can begin a dialogue with other members by responding in the comments field to other members with their phone numbers and links to barebacking sites.
Shut Queerty’s Facebook page down. (Don’t worry, I already reported them.)
I go on Facebook looking for family-friendly information, not Bareback Station.
I can’t trust Queerty anymore.
I can’t trust Facebook.
Shut it all down.
Of the 20,209 people who liked barebacking, some also liked:
Shut Facebook down.
Shut Queerty down.
Shut it all down.