bug chasing

bug chasing

A popular term for practice by an HIV-negative gay male of engaging in sex with HIV-infected individuals in order to contract HIV.
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The text is organized in ten parts, first providing a general introduction to internet-based sexual deviance research, then delving into various subjects related to sexual deviant behavior online, including: sexual deviance in MMPRs or massively multi-player online role-playing games, child sex abuse and child pornography, predictors of adolescent online sexual behaviors, sexting amongst children and adults, and bug chasing.
The reckless practice, known as bug chasing, started in the US as a bizarre means of getting a sexual high from risk-taking, the Mirror reported.
Bug chasing is so new to the UK it is impossible to say how many men are involved.
Bug chasing needs to be addressed, both by the NHS and the education system, so that people are aware of the risks from a young age and receive the help they need if they are feeling compelled to act this way.
It's a debate, Hogarth says, that gay people need to have, and not because she believes bug chasing is a growing trend.
James Wentzy's documentary, Fight Back, Fight AIDS, evoked ACT UP's lost heyday, while Louise Hogarth's The Gift examined today's horrifying ACT UP antithesis, barebacking and bug chasing.