I don't buy it that bareback is really popular or big business.
I've punted for 10 years all over the country and much of the world, from skanky shit hole bargain basement punts to top class.
I've only been offered it once or twice and I'm pretty sure that every other girl would have kicked me in the nuts had I asked. Every thinking punter also seems horrified by it.
It goes on but it is not popular with any punter or hooker who was around in the 80s. We are all too shit scared
You're definitely at the lower end of the scale.
Not sure there are all that many hookers around from the 80's. That was thirty years ago. Things have moved on since then.
My understanding from the conversations I've had is that BB was widespread until the aids scare. Which would have been around 1981. That reduced the incidence of all sti's substantially, but times are changing again and it's all on the increase. I have contacts in medicine and they are very concerned about new resistant strains, more so than they are about even hiv.
Prostitutes have much the lowest incidence of sti's of any group that present for screening/treatment. That's probably because they are more likely to go for regular check-ups.