Pleasure without condom: new positionings on online interaction networks

This article originated in online research about the discourses and practices of "barebacking" in the Brazilian context. In this work, I discuss some communities on the internet that highlight the positive aspects of unprotected sex, without necessarily being identified or linked to the concept of barebacking. In general, what connects these discourses (sex without condoms and barebacking) is the search for more natural and free experiences - sensations and pleasures that are more intense. Therefore, I conclude that what is central to unprotected sex is the possibility of maximization of pleasure in the most intimate contact with one's partner.

Barebacking; Unprotected Sex; Body; Transgression; Pleasure


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