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London Mayoral Election 2021: The LGBTQ+ Q&A

Jason Reid April 1, 2021

Jason Reid asks four candidates, ‘How will you address the lack of specialist mental health treatment & support for those using drugs and partaking in chemsex?’

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Features

OPINION: Sam Trans Man on drugs

June 5, 2018

Dr Samuel Hall on the drugs he’s dependent on and how his brain is rewiring itself in his second puberty. Please forgive my indulgence, since I’ve little to say about chemsex as per last month’s theme, instead I’m exploring the influence of a drug that I’m totally dependent on for both my physical and mental health, and wellbeing. Testosterone.

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FEATURE: My So-Called Chemsex Life

Craig Hanlon-Smith June 5, 2018

I originally tried to write this piece 18 months ago, but rather than an unsophisticated or educated guess along the theme of what has come to be known as ‘ChemSex’, I wanted to hear real and current stories from those who were actually engaged, in some way, with this lifestyle and recreational practice.

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FEATURE: My so-called chemsex life or when I met Jack, Seb and James

Craig Hanlon-Smith May 7, 2018

I had originally tried to write this piece 18 months ago, but rather than an unsophisticated or educated guess along the theme of what has come to be known as ‘chemsex’, I wanted to hear real and current stories from those who were actually engaged, in some way, with this lifestyle and recreational practice.

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FEATURE: CHEMSEX – The white elephant in the room

Bright Daffodil May 7, 2018

BRIGHTON earned the reputation of being the drug death capital of the UK in the 2000s. It was only in 2017 that statistics changed, revealing fewer deaths in the city than any year back to 2001. The spike in deaths was mainly due to opiate overdoses. However, these statistics are much more representative of the heterosexual communities, as the house party drug scene we are seeing now in the LGBT+ communities shows a much bleaker picture.

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OPINION: Transitioning with Sugar – Drugs and the Trans Community

Ms Sugar Swan April 26, 2018

Ms Sugar Swan looks at drug use and asks if trans people are overlooked as an at-risk group within the LGBT+ communities. PARTY drugs are a problem, they always have been, and whilst I think some members of our umbrella communities are well looked after and catered to when it comes to party drugs and picking up the pieces when things go wrong, I fear that, as with many things in the community, trans people are often overlooked.

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In The South

Chemsex study examines prevalence of drug-fueled sex

Graham Robson January 16, 2017

New study from the gay hookup site Squirt.org examines prevalence of drug-fueled sex, also known as chemsex. The study, which surveyed 22,248 Squirt.org members, showed that 30% of respondents have engaged in the activity, 39% of respondents would consider it while 61% said they would not.

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