In these winter months, especially in the colder parts of the world, you might be delighted to hear people talking about the sleigh ride they went on over the weekend. That is until you realise they are talking about their cocaine high.
Since drug use is illegal in most countries around the world, the language and terminology surrounding controlled substances constantly changes in an attempt to stay one step ahead of law enforcement. For example, gammahydroxybutrate is a drug growing in popularity, it is now known simply as G or Geebs.
Drug use is an issue that especially affects the LGBT+ community. In a portrayal of a subsection of gay society, ChemSex is a poignant exposé of the rapid change coming from the intersection of technology and desire.
Here is our list of Drug Slang:
Amani – Magic Mushrooms
Bounce – Mephedrone (Meph)
ChemSex – the use of three specific drugs or ‘Chems’ (meth, meph & G) in a sexual context.
Dimitri – Dimethyltryptamine (DMT)
Exodus – Piperazines
Flash – LSD
Glass – Methamphetamine (Meth)
Hog – PCP
Ivory Wave – 2-DPMP
Jellies – Tranquilisers
Kix – Poppers
Lucy – LSD
Mandy – Ecstasy
Nemesis – Piperazines (Pep)
Opiate – Generally Morphine
Percy – Cocaine
Qat – Khat
Rocks – Cocaine
Skag – Heroin
Tina / Christine – Methamphetamine
Ultram – Tramadol
Vitamin K – Ketamine
Wash – Cocaine
X – Synthetic Cannabinoids
Yaba – Methamphetamine
Zoly – Etizola
To learn more – there is a monthly communication forum “Let’s Talk About Gay Sex and Drugs” for anyone to come talk about how they perceive sex and drug use amongst the modern gay male community in London. It is a wonderful resource to continue the discussion. Here is a link to there Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1PdIHYx.
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