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Thanks, straight people, but I don't need your concern about my chemsex and chillout lifestyle

Does going to chillouts and chemsex parties make me a bad person? I really don’t feel like I am. All of my friends do it, after all, and we can’t all be bad – can we?

Published
14 December 2015
From
The Independent
ChemSex & me

The drugs are mind altering, the sexual components and chillout settings are often tapping into the rawest and most delicate of our issues or personal insecurities under the guise of ‘fun’. And until recently it was an activity confined to the shadows. An underground craze that we dared not speak of.

Published
10 December 2015
From
Greg Owen (blog)
Chemsex review: gay sex and drug use demand more careful forms of attention

By treating the drugs it deals with as inherently bad Chemsex ultimately fails to find an appropriate “register of attention” to deal with its subject matter. Despite the (presumably) good intentions of the directors, what Chemsex demonstrates most powerfully is that the complexities of gay sex and drug use demand much more careful, incisive and intimate forms of attention.

Published
08 December 2015
From
The Conversation
How the Media's Moral Panic Over Chemsex Demonizes Gay Men

The author of this piece was critical of VICE's Chemsex Week on Twitter and his blog Fagburn earlier this week. We invited him to respond in more detail here.

Published
05 December 2015
From
Vice
Gay men starting to use crystal meth usually increase their sexual risk taking

A study which followed the same group of gay men over several years has found that individuals who have started to use crystal meth tend to have

Published
04 December 2015
By
Roger Pebody
We Asked a Panel of Experts How They Would Tackle the Issues Around Chemsex

How do we go about tackling the chemsex epidemic when there are so many potential causes to address? I asked five experts for their opinions.

Published
01 December 2015
From
Vice
Having a moral panic about chemsex? Here’s why it’s not as bad as you think

There’s no clear evidence to connect the rise in HIV infection to gay sex parties fuelled by drugs – and it can help groups of men to bond.

Published
26 November 2015
From
The Independent
“Can People with HIV Eat Sushi?”: Your HIV & Diet Questions Answered

These days the top health concerns for people with HIV are the same nutrition and diet-associated health problems faced by other Americans, like becoming overweight or obese. I often worry more about the impact of fast food and soda on my patients than I do about them getting sick from something related to HIV.

Published
24 November 2015
From
BETA blog
New web resource for sexual health, mental health and drug use

A website providing the LGBTI community with information on drug use as well as sexual and mental health will be launched in Melbourne this week. The website describes a large number of drugs, how they are ingested and what the effects are, both short term and long term.

Published
24 November 2015
From
Gay News Network
Study reveals potential challenges for scaling up of HCV therapy in UK

A large proportion of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the UK have co-morbidities, hazardous use of drugs and alcohol and are taking medications that

Published
24 November 2015
By
Michael Carter

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