Chemsex support during COVID-19 outbreak

During the coronavirus outbreak, to support the urgent period of social distancing, we have closed the chemsex walk-in service. But if you are concerned about your use or your support needs, there are a number of ways in which we can continue to support you: “I think ‘ll be fine until the social distancing recommendations change”. Read more >>

Screen Time locks for iPhones & Android

Screen Time Limit settings. To limit time spent on sex Apps.  (Some other phones have similar settings, sometimes under “Digital Wellbeing” or “Screen-time”.) Part 1; instructions for iPhones If you find you are using sex-Apps compulsively, many iPhones have a setting that limits screen time on specific Apps, and locks it with a passcode. The Read more >>

Chemsex Snapshot; anecdotal update, Oct 2019

Typically between 40 and 60 walk in presentations per week Almost consistent ART adherence among HIV positive attendees Estimated 80 to 90% PrEP use amongst HIV negative attendees, thanks to PRIME. PrEP adherence seems 100% consistent Not seen any remarkable rise in HCV Consistent committed injectors are still the minority, but we are seeing a Read more >>

App Use Diary

  The interactivity and stimulation of Apps (particularly sex Apps) can stimulate the ’Reward centre’ of our brains, where dopamine is released. A bit like gambling, like sugary/fatty foods, and like drugs and alcohol. And we can begin to use them compulsively. We can begin to spend more time on them, excited by the arousal Read more >>

A chems & alcohol ‘prep-for-the-holidays’ workshop

The extended holiday season is a great time for some. For others, it can be more mixed, or worse. It can be a lonely, isolated time. Or about complicated family gatherings. It can be a triggering time, old memories. It can seem like a bubble of time, not ‘real life’. It can seem like party Read more >>

Dan Skili hosts the Gay and Bisexual Men’s Wellness and Support Group on MeetUp – with almost 300 members. Dan writes a little more detail about the groups for our Community Blog, below. “We are celebrating nearly 18 months of our group: Gay & Bi-sexual Men’s Wellness and Support Group on MeetUp – with almost Read more >>

I Want to be Sexy, by Brandon Cook

  All I want is to be the sexiest lad in all the lands.   It’s why my jockstrap collection is growing. It’s why every few months I pick up some weights in an attempt to look less like a twink, only to put them down again in a huffing sweat after a solid five Read more >>

“Tina and I”, by Charlotte Fine

I watched you turn a Scientist into a hyper manic. Apparently you’re more addictive than crack. I used to scowl at the rumours of your chaos in QX Magazine. The police mugshots of who you claimed. I watched documentaries where addicts in rehab would “90 percent” relapse. I had a drug dealer say he was Read more >>

A matter of chemistry. A chemsex snapshot.

By Mario Forgione.     “I wish I was able to say no”, he muttered, while he hesitantly handed his pipe to me, the moment I said I wasn’t in the mood for drugs and that I had no desire to get high. I only wanted to meet him in person to establish if the connection Read more >>

Erections: a view from group work

  Glorious to experience and behold, a good, solid erection for a lot of men forms the basis of their sense of power and manhood.  But what happens when our bodies don’t respond in the way that we want or expect them to? I recently facilitated a workshop on this exact topic to explore the Read more >>