Bareback (sexual act)

Bareback sex is physical sexual activity, especially sexual penetration, without the use of a condom.[1] The topic primarily concerns anal sex between men who have sex with men without the use of a condom, and may be distinguished from unprotected sex because bareback sex denotes the deliberate act of forgoing condom use.[2][3]

A slang term, bareback sex comes from the equestrian term bareback, which refers to the practice of riding a horse without a saddle.

  1. ^ Partridge, Eric; Dalzell, Tom; Victor, Terry (2006), The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: A-I (reprint ed.), Taylor & Francis, p. 92, ISBN 978-0-415-25937-8, Bareback - to engage in sex without a condom.
  2. ^ Jack Drescher, Perry Halkitis, Leo Wilton (2006). Barebacking: Psychosocial and Public Health Approaches. CRC Press. pp. 150–151. ISBN 978-0789021748. Retrieved September 11, 2016.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker (2010). Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights. Routledge. pp. 391–393. ISBN 978-1135272876. Retrieved September 11, 2016.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)