What Is Chemsex (PNP)?
I guess I’m kind of hooked on this topic right now. And there’s actually a decent amount of information out there about it. I really don’t know anything about it. I rarely ever do any drugs, not even prescription. For the past few years it’s been called, “an up and coming topic of interest.” From what I gather, it’s a big part of gay culture these days. Some are even claiming that when they go to these parties and they get wasted on whatever drug it is that they are taking, they’ve been gang raped.
On Wiki they also refer to Chemsex as PNP or PnP, which means Party and Play.
The term PnP is commonly used by gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in North America, while chemsex is more associated with the gay scene in Britain and continental Europe.
The drug of choice is typically methamphetamine, known as tina or T, but other drugs are also used, such as mephedrone, GHB, and GBL.
There’s more here.
Can You Get Raped At A Chemsex Party?
If you go to a Tupperware party in your new shirt from Saks and your Bonobos pants, and you get raped or gang banged, you have every right to press charges and nail the criminals who did that to you. You’ve been violated. You’ve been assaulted. You’ve been scarred for life. The theme of the party was Tupperware, and all you wanted to do was socialize with other people who were interested in buying Tupperware.
However, if you willingly go to a chemsex party, and you remove all your clothes and take drugs in someone’s basement knowing that the theme of this party is sex and drugs, the odds of you having sex are pretty strong. Otherwise why would you even be there? I know I wouldn’t go to a chemsex party hoping to find good Tupperware canisters. It’s all about sex and drugs. It’s a chemsex party and everyone there is thinking about sex and drugs. So this is where the lines of consent come into play.
This is an interesting article that discusses why men who get raped at chemsex parties avoid reporting it to the police. It’s a difficult topic with gray areas, and it’s not the same as other sexual assault cases. I’m not saying it’s right. There’s nothing right about rape. I’m only stating that it’s different in this case.
Research also suggests that chemsex environments are blurring the lines of consent. Morris said: ‘Initially, I recognised that [the gay men appearing in the system] didn’t fit the typical profile of your generic person that commits a sexual offense.
‘It appears they didn’t target or groom their victim. In other words, it was situational: “We were all off our face together” or “someone did this to me last week so I can do this to them now.” There was no thinking or recognition that what they were doing was a sexual offense.’
Here’s the rest. It goes into more detail. Evidently, some of these chemsex parties are streamed online, and viewers request certain sex acts.
There are comments, too.
Here’s a piece that dates back a few years, but it talks about what really happens at Chemsex parties.
“This is a very deliberate act,” Bourne explained. “It’s not that you’ve gone out on a Friday night, you’ve taken some drugs, you’ve picked up a guy, you’ve gone home and had sex with him and you happen to still be high… What we’re talking about here is guys deliberately using these drugs to help facilitate sexual contact with another man, and often lots of men within group sex environments.”
Chemsex Documentary NetFlix
Here’s a link to IMDb about a documentary titled, Chemsex. I haven’t seen it yet, but I will look for it. I guess I have to do a search on NetFlix for this one to show up.
In hidden basements, bedrooms and bars across London, “Chemsex” is a documentary that exposes frankly and intimately a dark side to modern gay life. Traversing an underworld of intravenous drug use and weekend-long sex parties, “Chemsex” tells the story of several men struggling to make it out of ‘the scene’ alive – and one health worker who has made it his mission to save them. While society looks the other way, this powerful and unflinching film uncovers a group of men battling with HIV, drug addiction and finding acceptance in a changing world.
You can check that out here. If you do a simple search you’ll come up with a lot of information, including a link to a You Tube trailer. There are a few reviews out there, too, but I’m not linking to them because I think this is such a subjective topic I’d rather not listen to anyone else’s review. I’d rather form my own opinions.
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