PARTICIPANTS WANTED Join the Chemstory Podcast on PnP/CHEMSEX!

Chemstory is a podcast series created by gay, bisexual and queer men and non-binary people who share their experiences related to chemsex*.

Would you like to share your story and make your own podcast? We are looking for :

  • men (cis or trans) or non-binary people,
  • 18 years of age and older,
  • who have lived experience with chemsex (recent or past),
  • living on Canadian territory.

Participants will take part in podcast training (3 x 90-minute workshops) to create their podcast (in French and/or English). Voices can be modified to help promote anonymity. Financial compensation of up to $250 is available.

Listen to Chemstory

Since each episode is produced by a different member of the community, you can listen to them in any order you like. 

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Participant's Testimonial

"My participation in Chemstory has allowed me to take the time to reflect on my drug use in relation to my sexuality. It has allowed me to assess the experiences I've had, and it was very eye-opening to have a context to openly discuss them with others. I've really enjoyed my experience of participating in this project!"

Values and principles of the project

  • Social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. ​
  • Anti-oppressive approach, meaning zero tolerance for discrimination and stigmatization.
  • Autonomy, agency, and dignity of drug users (including harm reduction).
  • Empowerment and participation of 2S/GBTQ+ with chemsex experience (past or present). ​
  • Holistic wellness and health promotion. ​
  • Lived experience as a legitimate form of knowledge. ​

* "Chemsex" is a contraction of the words "chemical" and "sex". Chemsex is the use of illicit drugs with the intention of having sex with these communities. It is also known as Party 'n' Play (PnP).

This project is approved by the ethics committee of the Université de Montréal (CERSES-20-157-D) and is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.