In a study that’s sure to shock absolutely no one, Northwestern University just found that young gay and bi males who smoke Tina (that’s crystal meth for those of you not on a first name basis with Hurricane Tina) run a higher risk for catching HIV and generally acting like a ho-bag.
[The study] looked at data collected between January 2005 and August 2006 from 595 gay or bisexual men aged 12 to 24 living in eight U.S. cities. Of those males, 64 reported methamphetamine use within the previous 90 days.
Compared to those who had not used hard drugs, the participants who said they used methamphetamine were more likely to have a history of sexually transmitted diseases (about 52 percent vs. 21 percent), two or more sex partners in the past 90 days (about 86 percent vs. 63 percent), sex with an injection drug user (51.5 percent vs. about 11 percent), and sex with someone infected with HIV (about 33 percent vs. 11 percent).
Methamphetamine users were also less likely to use condoms during every sexual encounter: 33 percent vs. 54 percent.
In short, guys who do meth are more likely to have a life that resembles Trainspotting.
And the ad above is right—15 bucks for sex isn’t normal. You should at least charge 30.