Barebacking: Conditions of power and resistance practices on the biopolitics of sexual health

Rubén Ávila Rodríguez, Marisela Montenegro Martínez

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Abstract

Most of the studies agree barebacking can be defined as an intentional practice of unprotected anal sex in 'men who have sex with other men' (MSM), despite the multiplicity of meanings that this term takes to some of the people who use it first hand. In this paper we look located on the way the meanings of the term bareback shapes in narratives of people who practice it. This allows us to move from the individual responsibilities of a practice established since the guiding principles of sexual health policies to the socio-political responsibilities of an attitude that only makes sense in the current context of biopolitics of sexual health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-49
JournalAthenea Digital
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Biopolitics
  • Power
  • Resistance
  • Sexual health

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