Larkin saidIt's only a problem if you're an idiot who uncritically apes anything you see on the internet.
If you have an education and you know the extreme risks of having unsafe sex, yet you choose to have it just because of bareback porn...
I actually think the rise of HIV has a lot to do with the internet, but not necessarily porn. I think the popularity of hookup apps, craigslist, adam4adam and the like allow for such quick easy encounters with people and I think that ties into it. Younger people seem to be very complacent these days. I've met a few people with HIV and guess how old they were? 19 and 20 respectively. WEIRD.
I qualify as young too at 25, but I guess for me, I grew up watching lots of MTV in the 90s and all they ever talked about was safe sex, plus sex ed was a major fixture at school (is it still?!), so it's ingrained in my brain. I've always been aware. Sure, bareback is a hot fantasy in a perfect utopia, but reality is pretty ugly in its danger.
In the past I have barebacked in a relationship after getting tested with him, but now I'm even opposed to doing that. Condoms are mandatory for me.