Substance use within the men who have sex with men (MSM) community has been long established. However, ‘chemsex’, the use of recreational substances within the context of sexual activity (for the purposes of enhancement), has been an emerging area of research, particularly in Australia. Chemsex is most commonly associated with MSM and often involves stimulants, such as crystal methamphetamine. The current study was developed in partnership with the Queensland AIDS Council to inform future health promotion.
Dr Amy Mullens is an Associate Professor/Clinical & Health Psychologist - School of Psychology & Counselling, Centre for Health Research University of Southern Queensland