chemsex

Religion

A Buddhist Monk Was Arrested for Having Chemsex Parties in His Temple

Police raided the monk's temple and found amphetamines, porn, and a 'holy water' bottle filled with lube.
Gavin Butler
11.28.18
chemsex

How Chemsex Helps Queer Men Find Their Place in Big Cities

We speak to gay cultural theorist Jamie Hakim about how chemsex is a response to neoliberalism and the alienation of the modern city.
Matthew Broomfield
3.12.18
LGBTQ

Here's How Queer Nightlife Is Addressing a Rise in GHB Use

By some measures, use of and overdose on the drug is on the rise. But stigmatizing users is the wrong response.
Steven Blum
11.9.17
chemsex

London's Chemsex Scene Can Be Dark and Deadly

Christine Schierano has been documenting the gay, drug-fueled sex parties for the past six years.
Max Daly
6.12.17
LGBTQ

Legal Drug Consumption Sites May Help Ease the Gay Meth Epidemic

One safer consumption activist tells us what lessons can be applied from European and Canadian injection centers to the gay chemsex epidemic.
Chase Burns
5.9.17
true crime

The Life and Crimes of 'Cannibal Cop Killer' Stefano Brizzi

The Italian invited a policeman to his London apartment for a chemsex party, strangled him, chopped him up, and, inspired by 'Breaking Bad,' tried to dissolve him in acid.
Kevin EG Perry
2.21.17
Drugs

The Story of Mephedrone, the Party Drug That Boomed and Went Bust

In 2010, it was the UK's fourth favorite substance; nowadays, it's used almost exclusively on the chemsex scene.
JS Rafaeli
1.17.17
Stuff

Gay Nightlife Is Dying and Grindr and Gentrification Are to Blame

As the legendary venues and parties that defined gay nightlife in the 1990s and 2000s die out, what are promoters doing to keep the party moving?
John Lucas
7.27.16
Sex

Inside the Tumblr Craze of Gay Men Fucking While Doing Crystal Meth

On Tumblr blogs dedicated to Tina (gay slang for crystal meth), gay men are posting videos of naked dudes fucking and "getting that crystal clear."
Mitchell Sunderland
5.16.16
Sex

Chemsex and the Case for Preventative HIV Drugs in the UK

PrEP is not yet available on the NHS, but some argue it should be.
Zoe Cormier
12.7.15
Chemsex Week

How the Media's Moral Panic Over Chemsex Demonizes Gay Men

Nobody is arguing that chemsex does not exist, but the media is inflaming the issue.
Richard Smith
12.4.15
Chemsex Week

An Illustrated A to Z of Chemsex

A is for apps, b is for barebacking, and n is for never again.
Patrick Cash, Illustration: Dan Evans
12.2.15
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