Sharing solutions for a reasoned and evidence-based response: Chemsex/party and play among gay and bisexual men

Adam Bourne, Jason Jiat Shern Ong, Mark Pakianathan

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This Special Issue of Sexual Health examines research and healthcare practice relating to sexualised drug use among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM), colloquially known as ‘chemsex’ or ‘party and play’ (PnP). It draws together evidence relating to the epidemiology, sociology and psychology of chemsex, as well as the policy, community and clinical interventions that are required to ensure men have access to high-quality health care that meets their needs and reduces harm. Findings and discussions within the Issue emphasise the need to sensitively, non-judgementally and meaningfully engage with gay men about their engagement in chemsex in order to help improve their sexual health and wider wellbeing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalSexual Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2018


  • Drug use
  • gay men
  • men who have sex with men
  • risk behaviours
  • sexually transmissible infections

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