The use of cheap and potent crystal methamphetamine meth is reaching a " crisis point in Canada " and globally, replacing opioids as the drug of choice in some areas. In media and policy conversations about this drug, one important population is often missed out: Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men herein, referred to as gay and queer men. Used alone or in combination with other substances, the sexualized use of meth is a practice often referred to as "chemsex" or "party n' play. And meth use can lead to many other negative health outcomes, including depression, anxiety and suicide. Unfortunately, there are limited options available for gay and queer men who want to quit or reduce their meth consumption.
I look like a pin cushion.. Which I enjoy more. Injecting Heroin and suddenly feeling that warm comforting feeling I get when it over takes my body. Or that feeling of Stepping off the edge of a cliff and soaring up into the clouds from that shot of meth I just did. I grew up with an alcoholic father, and swore I would never turn out like him.
Injecting, or "slamming," crystal meth sometimes called "tina" or "T" in the LGBT world has been on the rise the past several years among gay men, often including those living with HIV , who use the drug to enhance sexual activity. Injecting meth provides the fastest euphoric rush, which users often memorialize and glorify in order to continue slamming. In reality, someone's first time slamming may be incredible, but this experience is hardly ever fully reproduced, with subsequent slams often becoming a never-ending quest to relive the first time.
The number of men using drugs in a sexual context quadrupled in two years and could be linked to a disturbing rise in HIV infection rates. Three times as many gay and bisexual men in London inject drugs than in England as a whole, according to new analysis, which also found that four times as many use crystal meth in the capital than across the rest of the country. More than 60 per cent of their clients injected drugs last year. This is double the number who injected in