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PLAY SAFER | MENRUS.CO.UKWelcome to the play safer campaign - to promote safer drug use, and reduce some of the risks associated with recreational drug use, and chemsex1.

Information, guidance and support have been divided into 7 sections containing links to other parts of this website.

  • What safer drug use and harm reduction looks like
  • Using GHB and GBL, including spiking drinks and lubricants
  • Calling 999, ambulance callouts, and the police
  • Consent and sex; and safer hook-ups
  • Sexual health
  • Drug, alcohol, and chemsex, support services
  • Safer chemsex

What safer drug use and harm reduction looks like

Safer drug use, or harm reduction, and why it matters | MEN R US
Reducing drug harms and risks | MEN R US
Hepatitis C and chemsex | MEN R US

Using GHB and GBL, including spiking drinks and lubricants

  • The difference between GHB and GBL
  • Measuring, dosing, and effects
  • Overdosing, and mixing e.g. with alcohol and other drugs
  • Spiking drinks and lubricant
  • Sex and consent
  • HIV medication and drug interactions
  • Addiction (overall dependence) and withdrawal
  • The law, and legal help should you need it

About and using G | MEN R US

Calling 999, ambulance call-outs, and the police

Calling 999: what is most likely to happen | MEN R US
Calling 999: mixed messages | MEN R US
Calling 999: ambulance and police call-out survey findings | MEN R US
Our thoughts on 'Chemsex' by Metropolitan Police Service   | MEN R US

Your rights on arrest | MEN R US
Legal help | MEN R US
Walk-in Met police stations listed by London Borough | MEN R US
Police warnings, cautions and fines | MEN R US

Consent and sex; and safer hook-ups

Safer hook-ups |  MEN R US
Consent and sex | MEN R US
Sexual assault and rape support services | MEN R US

Sexual health

PrEP | MEN R US
Undetectable = Untransmittable | MEN R US
HIV testing  MEN R US
STI self-test kits | MEN R US
Sexual health services listed by London Borough | MEN R US
London accident and emergency departments | MEN R US
Hepatitis C and chemsex | MEN R US

Drug, alcohol, and chemsex, support services

Drug, alcohol and chemsex support services | MEN R US
Drug, alcohol, and chemsex support services listed by London Borough | MEN R US
UK Drug Service Directories | MEN R US
London accident and emergency departments | MEN R US

Safer chemsex

Safer chemsex | MEN R US
Safer injecting | MEN R US
Injecting people and the law | MEN R US
HIV Drug Interaction Checker | University of Liverpool

Campaign films

These are the films used on social media in the campaign. Films made by volunteers, for gay men by gay men. Hyperlinks to Three Flying Piglets at Vimeo (opens in new tab):

Spiking drinks and lubricant with 'G' | "Spike" | 30s
Overdoses, ambulance call-outs and the police | "Just saying" | 32s
The difference between GBL and GHB | "Why it matters" | 34s
Safer hook-ups | "What could possibly go wrong?" | 46s  
Safer hook-ups | "He knows" | 42s
Measuring 'G' correctly | "The drop" | 30s 
Safer drug use | "Out of this world" | 32s
Accepting 'G' from strangers | "Sweets from strangers" | 24s
Sex and consent | "Are you OK with what happened last night?" | 1m

Feel free to contact us with any queries through our Contact form.

1 Before, some of you shout "chemsex is not the same as other forms of recreational drug use" we know, but there is overlap when reducing the harms that drugs can cause which is why our campaign is a safer-drug-use-safer-chemsex-harm-reduction smörgåsbord.

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