Chemsex is such a taboo subject within the LGBT+ Community, before a few months ago I was oblivious with what chemsex actually meant, and what happens when it happens.
Chemsex is the sexual activity engaged in while under the influence of stimulant drugs such as methamphetamine or mephedrone, typically involving several participants. One of the reasons why the LGBT+ Community may take part in chemsex is because it allows the individual to feel more confident and comfortable, it helps relax the body and ultimately it helps your sex drive go through the roof.
Taking part in chemsex has its disadvantages which includes being addicted to the drugs involved, there is a higher chance of contracting STI’s & HIV due to taking part in more risky behaviour, there is a higher chance of being taken advantage off and lastly, you could possibly die from an overdose or constant use of the drug.
As an individual who identifies as gay and transgender, it is important that I know fully what chemsex is, and how to practice chemsex properly. I watched a documentary recently called chemsex where individuals took part in massive orgy’s whilst taking drugs and one of the most outstanding things that happened during this part of the documentary was that there where individuals taking part in “Bareback” parties where HIV positive individuals weren’t using protection whilst having sexual intercourse with some, HIV negative individuals, this means that the risk of HIV being spread is extremely high, which can cause issues for the individuals involved.
If you are taking part in Chemsex, please ensure that you are keeping an eye on the doses of drugs you are taking, ensure you use protection at all times and remember, you can say no if you don’t want to participate in anything that is asked of you.
I have been nominated for an award!!!
I have recently been nominated for the positive role model within the LGBT+ Community, which is awarded by the national diversity awards here in the UK. If you would like to vote for me, check out the link here.