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Inside The Meth-Fueled, Week-Long Orgies Plaguing London’s Gay Scene

crystal-meth-pipeLondon’s gay sex party scene is being “ravaged” by the popularity of “slamming parties,” meth-fueled, week-long orgies linked to increased incidents of drug addiction and HIV infection.

Max Daly, co-author of Narcomania: A Journey through Britain’s Drug World, dove into the sordid details for VICE Magazine:

The various slamming get-togethers are pretty fluid affairs, taking place over several days and in several venues, from darkened private homes and West End saunas to dingy apartments and suburban mansions. There are constants, however—the nonstop porn being streamed on massive projector screens, the cascading synth lines of shitty Euro trance, and the glow of guests twiddling with their iPhones as they attempt to get hold of more drugs and bodies to invite along.  [...]

And, of course, what makes these slamming parties unique is the slamming itself. Injecting meth (or “Tina,” as it’s commonly referred to in the gay community) provides a far more intense, longer, and therefore cheaper hit than smoking it, ramping up your libido and stripping inhibitions. It’s turned London’s already pretty athletic gay sex-party scene into an extreme sport, with revellers apparently averaging up to five sexual partners a session.

Daly spoke to Tim, a 39-year-old web publisher and former host/guest of the slamming parties who called them “a blizzard of sucking and fucking.”

“People are often awake for days with no food or water, just fizzy drinks and Dunns River Nurishment [a nutritional milk supplement],” Tim said. “But the stupid thing is that no one can ever come, because crystal meth stops you from coming—as does Viagra—so it’s just never-ending sex. It’s painful. Most people end up with no skin on their dicks and some end up in hospital because of panic attacks brought on by too much crystal.”

According to David Stuart, director of Antidote, London’s only LGBT-specific drug and alcohol support service, gay men are partaking in this high-risk behavior because they “feel their sex is ‘diseased’ or sinful—the kind their parents disapprove of.” The problem is only exacerbated by the ease of access to the drugs and the prevalence of hookup apps like Grindr, which he says eradicate “the usual process of developing an intimacy of sorts before having sex.”

Yusef Azad, director of policy at National AIDS Trust, agreed, adding that apps like Grindr “are facilitating networking among gay men for extended sex sessions on drugs.” The Trust sent a letter to all London councils calling for action to address the “recent and rapid rise in the use of crystal meth in the context of high-risk sex.”

The number of crystal meth and mephedrone users injecting in a sexual context quadrupled from 20 percent in 2011 to 80 percent in 2012. Meanwhile, 70 percent of those injecting are reportedly sharing needles. Stuart said around 75 percent of the 800 men being treated by Antidote are HIV positive and 60 percent of them fail to adhere to their HIV treatment when under the influence of drugs.

You can read more about this disturbing trend over on VICE.

Photo: Crystal Meth Addiction

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jun 6, 2013
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  • 42 Comments
    • mattsy
      mattsy

      ending up not being able to come and the skin rubbed off ur dick should be enough to stop anyone from slamming, n’est pas? It sounds horrible!

      Jun 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redcarpet
      redcarpet

      @mattsy: You’d think that, but addiction is a hell of a thing.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • skcord
      skcord

      OMFG! This sounds horrifying! What is the point of sex parties if you can’t even finish?

      Jun 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gaymaniac
      gaymaniac

      Some people are just stupid-you have to live with that fact… I don’t have self-esteem issues and don’t need to be f* by 25 men in 2 days to feel sexy and wanted. But if you need it, it is your decision and you should live with all the sh*t that comes with it.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      This seems a bit like those stories about “Super AIDS”. This all seems like they are ramping up a lurid story for the press. They aren’t saying that 70% of GAYS are using the drug or injecting, they are saying that 70% of people who USE Crystal Meth already are.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy
      miagoodguy

      This is a good way of weeding out the stupid from society.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      HA HA HA, reminds of the guys who go on cam4 jacked up on meth, constantly jacking their limps dicks. Gotta wonder what the point of that is.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      I just flat out couldn’t care less if they live or die. I feel literally nothing for their suffering or addiction woes. Not disgust, not annoyance, not joy, not schadenfreude, not jealousy, not pride. Just nothing.

      Really odd, I’m usually quite an emotionally driven person.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bellerophon69
      Bellerophon69

      I had a boyfriend who insisted we use crystal very time we had sex, which sucked for me because I LIKE having a hard dick and being able to cum. I also like to sleep after a few hours of sex, and be refreshed and able to “do it” again, so after a while the 24 hour sex “marathon” (mostly just rubbing and foreplay because nothing was fully erect) was more torture than fun. Once I refused to do the meth his interest in me started to wane and fortunately we drifted apart, which suited me fine. The funny thing is, I used to like meth occasionally, it’s fun for dancing or cleaning house, but now, forget about it! Pot is and will always be the best “sex” drug, and even with that not all the time.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DerekR
      DerekR

      @miagoodguy: You and Spike should exchange numbers and get together. You two completely unlikeable, negative, toxic c*nts just seem so right for each other. And truth be told, you both need a f*cking punch in the mouth really, really badly.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 6:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BobBrown
      BobBrown

      When I was a teenager one of the reasons that I didn’t fear drugs was that I knew that my life wasn’t destroyed the first time that I smoked a joint.

      I knew that the first time I smoked crack I didn’t become an addict. If we have any desire to help people who are addicted recover then we have to stop the hysterical lying.

      I am clean and sober for many years but I can tell you that erections and orgasms are not only possible on meth but can be very powerful.

      If you are rubbing all the skin of your dick and you can’t cum you aren’t doing it right. We have people telling lies about us all the time.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      WTF??? Drugs are so 1992! Losers! Wake up and fucking DO something with your life!

      Jun 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homophile
      Homophile

      Sounds like a bunch of media hyped BS. Not saying that stuff like this doesn’t happen, but making it sound common is just sensationalistic and an irresponsible.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 7:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. E. Jones
      Mr. E. Jones

      How is Max Daly’s article any different than this article:

      http://www.queerty.com/australia-secret-gay-weddings-20130605/

      “Wide Open Immorality Among Brisbane Perverts”

      Just an updated version.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • oilburner
      oilburner

      PNP I love it lol the one great thing about meth is average guys get to pound hot guys who if they were sober would most likely not be so eager to sleep around it’s empowering

      Jun 6, 2013 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TinoTurner
      TinoTurner

      @oilburner: You sound incredibly sad and pathetic, I’m glad I’m not you.

      Jun 6, 2013 at 11:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @hephaestion: No.12

      You put it best.

      ” WTF???…..Losers! Wake up and fucking DO something with your life! ”

      Hopefully, as Gay marriage comes to be, boys and guys will be encouraged to think more seriously about the future of their life and see that a far far better way of living as a Gay person is possible when you team up with another ” till death do us part. “

      Jun 7, 2013 at 3:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      In addition to the name of “Slamming Parties” is also the label “Raw heat pig parties”. Some people NEVER learn.

      Jun 7, 2013 at 10:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      @Billysees: This subject was recently on Pink News UK. I also mentioned about thinking of the future in my reply posts yet I was met with negative reactions.

      Jun 7, 2013 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      It’s spelled “cum”:

      cum:

      Cum is a pornographic slang word for the liquid that comes out of the penis during ejaculation, sometimes misspelled as “come”.

      Jun 7, 2013 at 10:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      @DerekR: Wow, you have some anger issues? Always resort to violence when someone doesn’t agree with you? Or you just extremely negative and coming down off a 3 day meth binge? Which is it?

      Jun 7, 2013 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GayTampaCowboy
      GayTampaCowboy

      I was reading this article and nodding my head until i read this line: apps like Grindr “are facilitating networking among gay men for extended sex sessions on drugs.”

      REALLY? It’s GRINDR’s fault that gay men use their app to meet for sex? REALLY? It’s basically the app’s SOLE purpose! And, if they dind’t use that app, they could use any number of gay hookup websites to accomplish the same goal. Wait, why stop at Grindr? Why not include porn (especially bareback porn), or the “euro-trans” music?

      Good god! Humans have been using drugs and alcohol for generations to fuel their sexual escapades. The drugs of choice may change (LSD, Coke, GHB, Molly, etc.), but as long as drugs are out there – gay, str8, bi folks who feel they NEED to use drugs (or are addicted to them) to “lower their inhibitions” – will continue to use them.

      Can we dispense with the “red herring” diversions of pointing to a mobile phone app as a contributing factor to crazy, wild sex practices.

      OH, and i wonder if the author of this article has ever been to a gay bath house? Or str8 strip joint or swinger club? Hedonism is a part of the human condition!

      Don’t get me wrong, i’m not saying these multi-day orgies are GOOD or healthy, I just wish the author would stick to the CORE issues and not use glittering generalities (like blaming Grindr as a contributing factor in this practice).

      Jun 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky
      Jackhoffsky

      @GayTampaCowboy: THANK YOU. I am so glad you posted this because I wasn’t sure where to organize the lines of thoughts.

      There is one additive i will add: Grindr SPECIFICALLY makes sure not to call itself a hook up site. we all know otherwise, but it maintains that facade. It has single handedly changed the gay terminology from “hook up” to “went on a date”. Grindr as a company keeps an arm’s length distance from any responsibility when it comes to their part of the gay community. And for such they share SOME responsibility but overall I completely agree with you.

      In the cycles of the human experiment, there are always rise and falls of certain aspects. This same exact circumstance was present in the late 70s to the point where gay men were spray painting “Speed kills” on the sides of bathhouses and cruise spots. It made a slight comeback in around 2000 or so, the fizzled out. Now it’s back… again. Instead of painting things as if they are shocking and new, it should be presented as it actually is: the current trend. And eventually, the trend will move on to something else. I hope it’s acid.

      (and let me also put the disclosure that I am not saying these multi-day orgies are good or should be supported… I was just responding to a comment, nothing more.)

      Jun 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @miagoodguy: Well, if there’s such a thing as Karma I’m sure you’ll be in that “weeding out” list too. Insensitive Asshole.

      Jun 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @Spike: @miagoodguy: Nope. He seems pretty rational. He just sees assholes as the dicks that you are.

      Jun 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @JackhoffskyIn the 70’s it was a different kind of speed. Mostly pill form. That and crank that the bikers used. The mid 90s saw rise to methamphetamine which was far more powerful. I don’t think it ever waned much since then. How else do you think those circuit parties keep going when they’re 4 days of non stop partying. It’s not just red bull and water.

      Jun 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • electrongreen
      electrongreen

      These people get what they deserve,People should not waste time or money on them, they are the nasty side of gay life, and give gay people a bad name

      Jun 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy
      miagoodguy

      Insensitive because I don’t make excuses for bad (and gross) behavior? lol Karma has been treating me just fine and I don’t do risky behavior that would weed me out.

      Jun 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EvonCook
      EvonCook

      You know that the sex police have long utilized drugs and HIV (as well as the Bible, pederasty, and other taboos) as the reasons to put down natural gay sex, close sex venues and demonize, if not prohibit altogether, gay sex group encounters and to encourage assimilationist and faux hetero standards and victorian ideals and even marriage requirements for restricting men’s fabulous and naturally uninhibited sexuality. Well, drugs should be a personal choice, although not one without due education and clear warnings, as should barebacking –if people could be so stupid in this day and age. If drugs are illegal, then they do afford an avenue to crackdown, but you cannot reasonably blame group or multi-sex encounters on drugs or claim that the sex or sexual practices are bad because the drugs are bad. We have an awful lot of prima donnas and Cassandras who want to speak for the gay community because of their own problems, narrowness or limitations. (I’m thinking Kramer, Singornelle, Sullivan, etc. etc.) Let’s opt for education, cautioning, even reasonable guidelines or restrictions, but not hysteria or sexual prohibitions.

      Jun 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EvonCook
      EvonCook

      @BobBrown: Thanks for those very true words of wisdom. It is not a particular drug that is a “gateway” drug, it is the overblown, hysterical BS that proves to be false, and when the sky doesn’t fall with your first joint, it is too easy to go on and become hooked because you were lied to the first time and don’t know what to believe. They don’t do this with cigarettes or alcohol because there are major financial interests that lobby against the hyperbole and hysteria.

      Jun 8, 2013 at 1:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lab
      lab

      @Stache1: actually crystal was very strong and used by many gay men and the new punk crowd…people fucked for days…it made you horny and you got hard….cumming could be a problem. AND THEN AIDS HIT. you sound like a bunch of whiny bitch kids…drugs did kill but in the 70s everyone was doing them anyway. you are the same assholes that look at photos of perfect men and act like they aren’t up to your standards…fuck you

      Jun 8, 2013 at 1:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @Charles175: No.19

      ” This subject was recently on Pink News UK. I also mentioned about thinking of the future in my reply posts yet I was met with negative reactions. ”

      I go to Pink News frequently and though I found an article from January in the UK version, I couldn’t find your handle Charles175 as I was curious about the push back over your “thinking of the future” commentary.

      Whatever, the point of “thinking of our future” is super-serious stuff, especially when it comes to sexual activity.

      If some Gay folk aren’t interested in this aspect of their lives, I don’t know what can change their minds.

      ” Time and happenings are the solvers of great puzzles “, I read somewhere.

      Maybe that’s the answer.

      Jun 8, 2013 at 1:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EvonCook
      EvonCook

      @oilburner: lol, make hay while the sun is down and eat up those boys!

      Jun 8, 2013 at 2:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EvonCook
      EvonCook

      @Charles175: Very easy to remember: cum rhymes with yum, yum, yum!

      Jun 8, 2013 at 2:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay Sheckley
      Jay Sheckley

      “Revellers apparently averaging up to five sexual partners a session.”
      First, averaging and “up to” are opposites. And in the 7 days comprising a “week long orgy”, a person having “up to” five partners is simply not mindboggling, in the opinion if this 58 year old celibate married woman. This article promised shockers. Come on!

      Jun 8, 2013 at 2:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay Sheckley
      Jay Sheckley

      “Revellers apparently averaging up to five sexual partners a session.”
      First, averaging and “up to” are opposites. And in the 7 days comprising a “week long orgy”, a person having “up to” five partners is simply not mindboggling, certainly not in the opinion of this 58 year old celibate married woman. This article promised shockers. Come on, Queerty!

      Jun 8, 2013 at 2:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay Sheckley
      Jay Sheckley

      “Revellers apparently averaging up to five sexual partners a session.”
      First, averaging and “up to” are opposites. And in the 7 days comprising a “week long orgy”, a person having “up to” five partners is simply not mindboggling, certainly not in the opinion of this 58 year old celibate married woman. This article promised shockers. Come on, Queerty! XD

      Jun 8, 2013 at 2:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gppm1103
      gppm1103

      @Jay Sheckley: I had to go back and read the paragraph. I believe Max Daly is saying “in each session” there are up to five partners. Over 7 days you are talking many “sessions”. I am your age and back in the day(’70’s) it was not unusual to have 5 partners in one night. Considering what started in 1981 I’m not sure that was a good thing to do, but that’s the way it was. Good or bad.

      Jun 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • frshmn
      frshmn

      From my personal experience, a lot of men start partying after they find out they’re HIV+, again as a way to feel comfortable, attractive and sexual again. It’s nasty side effects though cause many to fall into deeper depression and creates a downward spiral in all aspects of their lives. People make their own decisions and have to deal with consequences, but stigmatization and judgments you place do have a stinging effect to many.

      Jun 9, 2013 at 1:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay Sheckley
      Jay Sheckley

      @gppm1103:

      Thank you! Fine comment. I agree that judging is irrelevant. Perhaps we should be raising funds to ship a bunch of condoms to England [or here :D] and start an art contest to publicize the notion that those who can yknow handle their drugs always Play Safe

      Jun 9, 2013 at 1:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay Sheckley
      Jay Sheckley

      HEY GUYS! KEEP that dickskin safe- ENJOY LATEX :D

      Jun 9, 2013 at 2:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DerekR
      DerekR

      @Spike: I didn’t state anything for you to agree or disagree with you clueless f*ck. And you, of all people, labeling anyone as “negative” is completely hilarious and expectedly devoid of any and all self awareness. Your comments are ALWAYS nasty, negative, rude, mean, spiteful and that is why you deserve a punch in your smug gob or 2, 3, 4…or just repeat until the desired effect is achieved.

      You are by far one of the biggest D*CKS here and my desire to make you aware of that (like you didn’t already know it) motivated me to comment.

      Jun 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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