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KNOW YOUR PORN

Whether it’s the basics of how to have anal sex or whether you’re exploring bondage, going out to gay bars or learning to use toys for the first time. We know that you’re going to be searching around online for gay movies to help you get a feel for the scene – so it pays to know a bit about what you’re watching and how it’s going to affect the type of sex you’re likely to have.

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And you don’t have to take our word for it, there’s a whole load of scientists out there crunching numbers and asking all the right questions to find out what sorts of porn we’re watching and how it makes us act in the real world.

In April, Eric Schrimshaw – who’s a health psychologist from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health – published a pretty important piece of research. The figures showed that people who watched gay porn in which the actors wore condoms were more likely to wear condoms themselves.

And what’s more – the report actually supported the use of porn in spreading the message of wearing condoms.

“Indeed, our finding that viewing pornography that contains condom use is associated with fewer condomless anal sex encounters suggests that pornography may have a potentially important protective function by encouraging men to use condoms.”

A study last year, though, showed that 34% of gay porn featured unprotected anal sex - which means that there’s a huge amount of gay porn out there on the internet which is not only highlighting risky behaviour among porn actors, but also spiking that behaviour among gay and bi men worldwide.

In California, laws are in the process of being changed to make all actors wear condoms, which is obviously good news for those actors themselves – but that’s not going to stop there being hours and hours worth of free online bareback porn out there.

Which is where you come into it. If the research is right, then what you choose to watch is going to sway the way you act in real life – there's plenty of ways to enter the world of gay sex – you can chose to watch safe – sex porn.

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