(MIRROR) — Last December I had a letter from a worried parent because she’d found out her son was having chemsex. Even in the short time since then the British Medical Journal has highlighted the dangers of drugs and sex.
Chemsex is a word used mostly in relation to men who have sex with men (MSM), and describes the use of drugs during sex, which is increasingly leading to unsafe sex and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Gay sex has a long history of sexual liberation and drug use, says David Stuart, substance-use lead at London’s 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic.
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