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Swish provides a safe non-judgemental service where you can talk openly to us about any chemsex you may be having or considering.

There are number of risk associated with chemsex – and these can include;

  • Increased sexual disinhibition – extreme behaviour and more risk taking than you otherwise would, resulting in increased STI risk and infection
  • Extended sex for many days/hours – sometimes multiple partners, multiple times over several days which can result in physical trauma
  • Drug interactions that can be serious and difficult to predict, overdose (which can be fatal), paranoia, psychosis and black-outs
  • Not being able to consent to sex while under the influence of chems
  • Injection related infections – including increased risk of Hepatitis C infections
  • Serious short and long term impact including chronic depression, anxiety, weight loss, paranoia and psychosis
  • Loss of lifestyle stability
  • Reliance of chems during sex and reduced ability to engage in ‘sober’ sex

If you or a friend need support around your or their Chemsex we work with The Eddystone Trust who offer support. Their website offers some postive information you may feel useful along with contact information for their support team. 

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