Today the International Mr. Leather (IML) group out of Chicago made history by stopping the sale of bareback porn at their event.
IML has been around for over 30 years starting out as a little gimmick by bar owner Chuck Renslow as a way to get more people into his bar. It blossomed into a successful annual event which has become (so I've heard over the years) one of the biggest conventions in the city of Chicago.
Anyway, the interesting part of this is that the leather community was very Safer Sex oriented at the start of the AIDS epidemic (and I don't call that 'language of fear', I know that's what we called it then because I was around .. just coming out but I was around) but by the late 90s because of The Cocktail and hardon-inducing drugs (Viagra!) not to mention the popularization and virtual decriminalization (at least from a social point of view) of crystal meth (which allows guys to fuck all night long), Safer Sex went out the window and barebacking became the new fetish.
Check out Will Clark World for the rest and stay tuned for LifeLube's upcoming August podcast forum Risky Business, discussing bareback porn and intimacy in the gay community.