Drugs associated with chemsex
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Mephedrone (Meow Meow, MCAT, Plant Food)
Mephedrone is a Class B drug which can be swallowed in tablet form, snorted as a powder, injected (known as slamming), or administered rectally (known as booty bumping). People using mephedrone may feel a sense of euphoria, feel in a good mood and less hostile towards others. It also increases mental function and sexual stimulation.
The harmful effects of mephedrone however can include:
- Anxiety and paranoia
- Overstimulation of the heart, circulation and nervous system, which can increase the risk of experiencing fits
GHB/GBL (G, Gina, Liquid Ecstasy)
A Class C drug which can be swallowed in small liquid doses or added as a powder to a soft drink; less commonly it can also be injected. People using GHB/GBL may feel a sense of euphoria, lowered inhibitions and increased sex drive. Often used to boost the effects of other drugs, GHB/GBL is also used as a relaxant to make receptive anal sex easier and more pleasurable.
The harmful effects of GHB/GBL can include:
- Memory lapses
- Very risky when combined with alcohol or other drugs
- An overdose can trigger a ‘G Sleep’ state of unconsciousness
Methamphetamine (Crystal, Tina, Meth, Ice T)
A Class A drug which can be smoked in a glass pipe, snorted as a powder, or mixed with water and injected or administered rectally.
Those using it may feel a sense of euphoria and have increased energy during sex. It may also temporarily enhance a person’s confidence – creating a sense of invincibility and impulsiveness. It can also cause intense sexual stimulation and lowered inhibitions.
The harmful effects of methamphetamine can include:
- Sleep disruption
- Loss of appetite
- Tremors or convulsions
- Irregular heartbeat
- Comedown associated with feelings of depression, exhaustion and paranoia
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