When it comes to bug chasing, those of us who are already on the path understand there can be a lot of emotion and conflict involved during the contemplation and decision making process. The constant thoughts about bug chasing seem to grow inside your mind and these thoughts can become so powerful, it can reach the point where bug chasing is all you can think about. You might also find that the intensity of bug chasing thoughts comes in waves, but these waves or pulses tend to become stronger over time, making the thoughts more intense and constant.
There are so many elements and layers involved with bug chasing that add to the complexity of it. There’s the consideration process, which might just start out with you being curious about why you are thinking this way. Then there’s wondering about whether you want to actively chase and if you decide you would like to pursue bug chasing for real, you have to consider even more issues, such as who you want to get infected by and whether you want to become a gift giver after you have been successful with your chase.
When you think more deeply about bug chasing, you might come to the conclusion there are several bug chasing statuses along the pathway, and we’re not just talking about HIV status. We’re talking about the first stage in the bug chasing process, which is being a curious chaser. This is the stage where bug chasing thoughts enter your mind, where you can either push them aside completely, try putting them on hold or you could start taking them more seriously.
After you have fully explored your bug chasing thoughts, which is not always easy and can sometimes take a significant amount of time, you might have reached the point where you have made a decision you’re comfortable with. This decision could be that you want to become an active chaser or you might not want to chase the bug at all. This could mean you become an inactive bug chaser, where you still have an interest in bug chasing, but it’s just fantasy based and not something you want to do physically.
If you have chosen to become an active bug chaser, you have to think about a few more things, such as whether you are ready to begin your chase and if you are, you need to stop taking preventative medication, such as PrEP (if you’re taking it) and find someone who is able to and willing to infect you with the virus. Once you have reached this stage, the excitement is most likely building inside your mind, as you figure out who you are going to get to fulfil your dreams, so you can reach your ultimate goal.
I am no expert when it comes to bug chasing or gift giving, but I’m learning a lot from those who are. The connection between fantasy and reality can be made through an association between online and offline activity. Those who see bug chasing as a fantasy only, will likely watch bug chasing, gift giving or poz friendly porn and interact with other guys online, including through role playing scenarios. Those who see bug chasing as a reality, will often participate in a combination of online activity, but will eventually take things offline to experience bug chasing on a physical level.
People should not be ashamed for taking either approach, as bug chasing is not for everyone. It’s perfectly fine for someone to think more deeply about bug chasing and decide that actively chasing is not for them after considering the pros and cons. We have to remember that we all need to live our own lives, so we shouldn’t let others influence our decisions. It’s perfectly fine to consider what others have to say, as this can be a healthy part of the decision making process, but don’t ever feel pressured into making a decision you’re not comfortable making yourself, as you are the one who will be responsible for that lifelong decision.
Bug chasing as a fantasy can be a great way to experience something private, which could be your secret. There are many different things we can be turned on by, so being turned on by bug chasing from a fantasy perspective is completely acceptable when you look at other sexual fetishes. When you explore sexual fetishes, there’s quite a lot of them, so jacking off to bug chasing porn or talking to others about bug chasing fits into this criteria and can be an outlet that helps you experience your fantasies.
If you want to have a more real-life bug chasing experience without putting yourself out there, roleplaying can be an excellent way to achieve this. The only problem with roleplaying, is you shouldn’t give someone else false hope that you are going to actually meet up or hook up with them if you have no intention of doing so. I have seen social media posts and spoken with guys who have thought they were going to be meeting up with someone they met online and when it came right down to the actual moment they were supposed to meet offline, they realised nothing was going to eventuate and someone had wasted their time.
The problem where fantasy and reality can clash is when one participant may be roleplaying to fulfil a fantasy, while the other person is on a different wavelength and may genuinely think a hookup is going to happen. When it comes to having an online persona, it can sometimes take away your ability to think about the offline consequences, which is why it’s important to ensure you don’t give anyone false hope about meeting offline if it’s never going to happen. It’s important to be upfront and honest so everyone can distinguish whether an interaction is fantasy or reality, so your fantasy isn’t at someone else’s expense.
If you have decided to experience bug chasing for real, then you’ll need to take what may have been a strong online presence offline, that way you can start experiencing bug chasing on a physical level. Taking bug chasing offline and starting your journey is a big step, but you might still need to maintain an online presence to find other guys who are able to help you experience bug chasing by offering you the gift. Sometimes you might just want to experiment physically as part of the exploration process as well to help you make a final decision.
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Version Control: 1.0 – October 29, 2021: Original article published.