Prescription drugs laid out next to glow sticks with a rolled up twenty dollar bill.

What is Chemsex?

The word chemsex describes sex under the influence of chemical substances called chem.

There is no internationally uniform definition of the term. Most commonly, chemsex is understood as the consumption of very specific substances by men who have sex with men. In this context, the term was coined years ago in London’s gay scene.

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What are Chems?

Chems are synthetically produced psychoactive substances (drugs). The term Chems is mainly used in the MSM scene.

In the context of chemsex, the following four chemsex are usually mentioned:


Consumption types of Chems

Chems can be consumed in different ways (smoked, snorted, orally, anally, intravenously, …). If they are administered intravenously, they are also referred to as slamming or slam sex.

Read more: Konsumformen der Chems

Chemsex has risks

The use of chemsex can have a disinhibiting, pleasure-increasing and exciting effect on the sexual experience. At the same time, chemsex involves a variety of different risks. Some risks can be reduced by taking precautions.

Read more: Chemsex ist riskant

How to reduce the risks?

There are measures that reduce certain risks in the consumption setting. These include the “safer sex” and “safer use” rules.

Read more: Wie kann man Risiken reduzieren?

Support and advice?

It is important for users to seek support when questions, problems or impairments in the quality of life arise.

Read more: Unterstützung und Beratung

Safer Use- / Safer Sex-Packs

Many network partners* individually hand out small packs containing safer use and safer sex materials.

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What to do in an Chems-emergancy?

In connection with the consumption of Chems may occur circles and emergencies

Read more: Was ist zu tun in einem Chems-Notfall?

What to do if you are at high risk for HIV infection?

The basic rule is: Act as quickly as possible!

Read more: Was ist zu tun bei einem hohen Risiko für eine HIV -Infektion?