I’ve already reported on the rather questionable underground phenomenon of “Disco Dosing” among circuit partiers who take a cocktail of things like meth, Viagra and anti-retrovirals before going out for a druggy, barebacky night on the town. The goal is to ditch condoms without getting HIV, and doctors are increasingly catering to those patients who want to fuck raw without suffering the well-publicized consequences.
There are a few problems, though. Nobody knows whether PrEP actually works, it’s probably illegal, it’s only available to those who can afford the $9,000-per-year cost, and it goes against the longtime “use a fucking condom” strategy that AIDS activists tend to promote. The Daily Beast reports:
PrEP…is a game changer. The closest we may soon have to an effective vaccine, it posits the notion of science—rather than self-control—as the key agent of HIV prevention. … PrEP has the potential to return society to the era of latex-free sex—a concept that elates some and alarms others.
Some are concerned that PrEP will give middle America another excuse to say that homosexuals are promiscuous. (Um, so fucking what? It’s true. And they’re jealous.) Another voice of dissent, surprisingly, comes from the unapologetic bareback blogger RawTop, who calls PrEP “a really horrible idea.“
Taking highly toxic drugs when you don’t need to take them is just stupid. Think about all the side effects and the damage they can be doing to your body. Developing a resistance to ARVs before you need to be taking them is stupid as well…You need to live a life where you don’t regret your decisions. If you’re going to bareback (especially if you’re bottoming), be honest with yourself and accept the risks.
Whore’s Dictionary: ‘Disco Dosing’
The Sword Guide to Bareback Sex Blogs
Have You Tried the New and Improved Recipe For Crystal Meth Yet?
New ‘Sex Positive’ Documentary Reminds Us That We’re Filthy Sluts
The End of Condoms? (The Daily Beast)
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