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Let's Talk About ChemSex

Let's Talk About ChemSex

Update: 2021-03-29
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In this episode we are going to be talking about ChemSex. What it is, how it affects us and what we can do to look after ourselves if we are engaging in it.

To help us with that discussion, we have a fantastic guest  in  Soozie Carmichael.
She has 12 years’ experience of working in addictions and is passionate about harm reduction.

Did you know that historically, psychoactive substances have been used by (i) priests in religious ceremonies ; (ii) healers for medicinal purposes  or (iii) the masses, in a socially acceptable way (such as  alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine). Our ancestors found ways to make more powerful concoctions easier to take.
he problem of loss of control associated with substances, indicating today's concept of addiction, was already being discussed in the 17th century .
We know that drugs have been around since forever .

More recently with technological progress, sex is available when ever we want it thanks to mobile/cell phones and their cameras. Together with apps and the internet, sex and group sex is now available more than ever before.

The LGBT Foundation offers support and advice to LGBT+ people follow the link or call them
Advice Support & Information 0345 3 30 30 30
http://lgbt.foundation/chemsex

Lets Talk About It
is an NHS service in Solent.
They offer Chemsex Support
Their team of Health Advisers are on hand to support you with your chems use.
If you have any concerns about chemsex, you want to cut down or just play more safely, talk to us confidentially. Make an appointment for 1-1 support by calling 0300 300 2016 and ask for the Health Advising Team.
https://www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/other-services/chemsex-support/

WeAreWithYou
Offer support around Chemsex: how to get back in control.
https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/help-and-advice/advice-you/chemsex/

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Articles:
https://medium.com/unusual-universe/the-complete-history-of-the-sex-orgy-7fb0a38bab7d

https://theconversation.com/why-do-humans-have-an-innate-desire-to-get-high-60671

 https://listverse.com/2018/09/10/10-moments-in-the-history-of-the-orgy/

 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/22/addicted-to-chemsex-gay-drugs-film 

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Let's Talk About ChemSex

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Simon Pearson