How Many Guys Party n’ Play? [VIDEO]

Chemsex, also called Party n’ Play (PnP) is a known practice among gay and bi men, but its frequency and impact is often exaggerated by mainstream media. To explore the realities of drug-enabled intimacy, Squirt.org conducted a survey of its user base to determine just how often MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) were incorporating illicit drugs into their sex routines.

The study surveyed 22,248 Squirt.org members. Of these respondents, only 39% expressed interest in chemsex, while 61% completely rejected the idea. This survey provides results that run alongside previous findings.

In late 2015, harm-reduction expert Dr Adam Bourne emphasized that statistics regarding chemsex were sensationalized in the news. In his official statement in an interview with Gay News Network (GNN), he emphasized that “Chemsex is something we have to remain vigilant about, but we also have to be wary of drawing simple conclusions without considering the right evidence. Only a small minority of gay men use drugs on a regular basis, and only a minority of those do so in a sexual context.”

“We wanted to provide our members very important information about chemsex within the gay and bisexual community,” said Attila Szatmari, Digital Business Director for Pink Triangle Press, Squirt.org’s parent company. “We now have statistics from real people showing infrequent participation in chemsex, not this hyper-usage that seems to be reported in mainstream media.”

Szatmari also highlighted the role that the gay hookup site plays in the practices of gay and bi men. “Our goal in providing this data to our members was to show that above all, we care about them and want them to be properly informed. Our website also acts as a knowledge hub for resources on PrEP, protection and unprotected sex. We encourage our users to get as much information as possible and decide based on their comfort level how far they are willing to go,” Szatmari said.

Dr Bourne’s work in harm-reduction in drug users pointed him towards unique needs for the LGBTI community. “The reality is mainstream AOD services will continue to provide most of the treatment for LGBTI people, and those services do need greater awareness of LGBTI issues. But a lot of people don’t feel comfortable accessing a mainstream service—we also need better funded LGBTI-specific services,” he commented.

The results of Squirt.org’s survey appear in the following video:

What do you make of these findings? Leave a comment down below.

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6 comments on “How Many Guys Party n’ Play? [VIDEO]
  1. rooster8 says:

    To paraphrase one of the responses to this video on YouTube: PNP + Barebacking = Hedonistic lemmings following each other off a cliff. Sad to see any gay man behaving self- destructively.

  2. SicilianMikey says:

    Most I ever do, rub one out if I’ve taken a prescription muscle relaxer or when I’ve used NyQuil. Some of the best orgasms I’ve ever had. All muscles are relaxed, inhibitions are lowered and leaves me quivering and relaxed, easier to fall asleep. But I never take them with the intention just to get off. If I need them, I take advantage of them. Other than that, I’m boring that way. LOL

  3. down_to_earth_man says:

    Well, I will admit i didn’t even know what “Chemsex” was though I had a general idea merely from breaking down the word itself. And this type of behavior in no way describes me at all. I have never one to do chemicals in my life and at age 60 I don’t think I will be starting any time soon.

    In so much as what I think of the findings, relative to what I just watched on YouTube (watched about 3) I find the results scary as all hell. And would advise everyone to proceed with caution. Play safe and play hard is my motto.

  4. JObuddyIA says:

    I don’t remember answering this survey. Who were these 22k people?

  5. cartp2 says:

    Am I blind, or do we still not have a post dedicated to SEAN CODY’s newest model, DEACON.

  6. musclejosh says:

    SEAN CODY? Those boys go from scrawny to brawny in a matter of weeks. Only one way that can happen.