Drugs associated with chemsex


Drugs associated with chemsex

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
  • Clumsiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Tremors
  • Agitation
  • 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