B4Y Mag Issue #17 May 2019 May 2019 Issue #17 B4Y - Page 80

Experience We all know that different men like different things. The more experience a man has of anal sex, the more likely he is to know what he likes or needs to enjoy getting fucked. Work on asking for what you want or telling your sex- ual partners what you need. If you both talk about what you want, or don’t want, it puts you in control of the sex you have and makes it more enjoy- able. Drugs and chems Some men use drugs to enable them to enjoy anal sex more. Using drugs may reduce the user’s judgement, abilities and inhibitions, so that they do things on drugs that they wouldn’t normally consider. Drugs can also lead to longer and more intense sex sessions, which can cause condoms to break if there are not changed regularly, or make the transmission of HIV and other STIs more likely if condoms aren’t used. Poppers (amyl/butyl nitrite) is a common drug used during sex and it can increase the pulse rate, cause dizziness and relax involuntary muscles – especially the blood vessel walls and the anal sphincter. Poppers has been linked with an increased risk of HIV transmission when used by a negative guy being fucked by a positive guy without a condom [4]. This may be be- cause poppers can cause the blood vessels in your arse to dilate, which gives the virus a better chance of getting into the bloodstream. It may also be linked to the fact that poppers can relax the arse muscles making it eas- ier for some men to get fucked, and for longer. You should never use pop- pers in combination with Viagra or other anti-impotence drugs as their inter- action can cause heart attacks. Ketamine is also used by some men for sex and it belongs to a class of drugs called ‘dissociative anaesthetics’, which separate perception from sensation. Other drugs in this category include PCP, DXM and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Other drugs used during sex include: GHB, ecstasy, grass/hash, coke, crack, crystal meth, Valium and Xanax. 80