LGBT Foundation in partnership with MAC Aids Fund have developed ‘Play Packs’ for gay, bi and other men who have sex with who are either hosting or engaging in group sex activities or chemsex.
What are Play Packs?
Our new, sleek and compact design makes the play pack easy to use and confidential. Inside the FREE pack you will find information on safe sex and how to maximize the use of the contents to maximize pleasure and reduce risk.
Who are they for?
Play packs are available ONLY to men who are engaging in high risk behaviour (group sex/chemsex). This is because some sexual activities carry a much higher risk of HIV transmission than others.
Group sex activity can increase the risk of HIV from penetration even if your partner is HIV-negative. If he has penetrated someone who is HIV-positive, and then penetrates you immediately afterwards; there could be traces of HIV-infected anal mucus or blood on his penis.
Being penetrated in a group scenario is also high risk for most other STIs, including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, syphilis, warts, hepatitis B and for HIV-positive men it is thought that you can catch hepatitis C as well.
Condoms provide an effective barrier against most STIs, including HIV, although some STIs, such as syphilis and warts, can still be transmitted if the condom does not cover the entire infected area, such as the base of the penis.
If you are infected with an STI in your backside, it will increase the chances of you being infected with HIV if you are HIV-negative.
If you are HIV-positive and have an STI, it is likely that there will be higher concentrations of HIV in all of your body fluids, including blood and anal mucus, and so you will be more infectious. If the person penetrating is HIV-positive and has an undetectable viral load the risk of transmission will be greatly reduced, but not totally risk free.
The use of drugs in group sex activity (chemsex) can increase the risk further. When a person is under the influence of drugs they may not be able to make decisions to keep themselves safe or others and there may be little space or opportunity for discussion or have adequate safe sex provisions
Whether you engage in group sex activity with or without drugs, always:
TALK about safe sex and status with everyone involved in the group activity
TAKE protection and keep yourself and others safe
TEST get tested regular to know your status
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Where can I get one from?
· Online - using our online system below (All information is treated in confidence)
· By phone – Simply ring provide a few details (confidential) and have it posted to your, chosen address
· Collection – come into our building and pick one up
For further information or details you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org