Chemsex and Consent
Meeting for sex via apps, saunas or chemsex parties, and chill-outs does not mean you are agreeing to whatever someone else wants to do. Also, meeting with others while you (or they) are under the influence of drugs & alcohol will mean that it will be important to ensure that there is consent for any sexual engagement.
You don’t have to do anything you don’t want and you shouldn’t make anyone do anything they don’t want.
- If you pass out on G, and someone has sex with you, they are committing a crime since they did not have consent from you.
- If you are at a sex party, and someone passes out on G, look after them and ensure that no one has sex with them since they will not have their consent to do so.
- If you are sexually assaulted, or you believe there were issues surrounding consent in the sex you were having then of course you have the option of contacting the police directly, and reporting it. Just because you may have been high when it happened, it does not make it right, and you may stop it happening to someone else.
- If contacting the police is not an option for you, then you may want to contact other services that can support you. Galop provides confidential, independent advice and support for LGBT people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse, or violence. Alternatively The Havens provides a confidential service for individuals who have been sexually assaulted in the past 12 months, and offers support, as well as forensic examinations. Survivors UK are a charity dealing with male rape and abuse.
- If you would like further information about what the law says about sexual consent, you can visit the ‘Do What You Both Want’ website. Alternatively we provide a resource which gives further information on consent and chemsex information for gay & bi men in London.
Contact us to discuss your drug or alcohol issues on 020 7833 1674 (10am-6pm, Monday to Friday). Ask for someone from the Antidote Team.