The Bareback Brotherhood or #BBBH

Over a year ago, I noticed on one of my follower's Bio's the hash tag #BBBH. I did not know what this meant at first, but it was easy to find out - these letters translated to the Bareback Brotherhood, a group that was forming on Twitter and was gaining ground. At first I thought, Ok - fine - a group of barebackers - not my choice but I can understand those that do. However after reading one of the founder's BLOGs I realized there was a much more sinister aspect to this group; that of stealthing.

My opinion on Barebacking is clear, if guys want to participate in Barebacking, regardless of their HIV Status, thats fine - its their choice - its not for me, but Im not about to impose my way of life on others. The key hear is choice, informed choice and the consent of both parties.

But as for stealthing? This is no go, tantamount to Grevious Bodily Harm. In my opinion Stealthing is a criminal offence.

What is stealthing? Well to quote Mark Betson, the founder of BBBH it is...

"The act of stealthing or a stealth fuck is somehow assuring that it appears as “safer sex” to one party involved in the fuck but, in fact, the other party has conspired to assure sperm will be deposited in the ass of the bottom. "

When I first read this statement - I thought it must be a joke - unfortunately - it wasnt. Its bad enough that Betson himself does this, but what is even worse, is the fact that he Markets his approach. It should be noted that Betson is an Internet Marketing and Social Media professional so his skills in doing this are considerable.

Betson contunues to describe in detail on his site (iblastinside.com) Top 10 Tips for Stealthing, including how to sabotage a condom so that it breaks during sex.

I could talk more and more about this guy and how sick and twisted I think he is, spend a few minutes reading some of the posts on his website and I hope that you will be incensed with rage in the same way I was.

When I tweeted about this last week, I had a reply - "Why do I care what these guys do?" This can be summarised as follows

1) He is Marketing his sick behaviour and recruiting Members. Being a Marketing Professional he has talent in this area and will convert some of the people in our community - especially younger guys who are comming out, or some of the more unstable guys in our community.

2) People who join initially may not realise that one of the objectives of the group is to promote stealthing. When I challenged a few of my followers about this, they did not realize and removed themselves from the "Brotherhood" when they did.

3) HIV Infections are on the rise again, we dont need idiots like this to make it even worse. I know there are treatments out there - its not a death sentence - but its still a horrible disease and the medications have hideous side effects and ruin the life of many who have to take them.

What to do? Personally I dont want to give these guys a voice. I reviewed my followers list and immediately unfollowed and blocked all those who are members. Its easy to do - review your followers list and if you see #BBBH in their bio - click unfollow, or better still - challenge the guy - ask him if he knows that BBBH promotes stealthing.

Mark Betson is a psycopathic sociopath, dont fall for his crap.

 

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