“Chemsex” is used in the United Kingdom to describe intentional sex under the influence of psychoactive drugs. It refers particularly to the use of mephedrone, γ-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), γ-butyrolactone (GBL), and crystallised methamphetamine. These drugs are often used in combination to facilitate sexual sessions lasting several hours or days with multiple sexual partners.
A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine shares research by the University College London and the Global Drug Survey that reveals a great deal of new insight regarding global trends of substance-linked sex, as Mixmag reports.
Surveying 22,000 respondents from the US, Canada, Australia and various parts of Europe, the Global Drug Survey found that Brits are the most likely to combine drugs with sex.
People from the UK are most likely to incorporate cocaine, MDMA and mephedrone with their sex life. The study describes the Brit’s use of mephedrone – also known as white magic or meow meow – with sex as “particularly striking”.