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

Chemstory puts forward the voices of people with chemsex experience (recent or long-standing) to stimulate nuanced and compassionate conversations about the relationship between drugs, sex, harm and pleasure. 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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Some photos of the Chemstory launch on June 1, 2023 at Café SAT

Photos : Maxime Leduc

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Principal Investigator
Olivier Ferlatte

Research Agent
Patrice St-Amour

Research Assistant
Maxim Gaudette

Maxime Blanchette, Jorge Flores-Aranda, Katherine Frohlich, Mathieu Goyette, Daniel Grace, Phillip Joy, Eric Mykhalovskiy and Travis Salway

Knowledge users
Alexandre Dumont-Blais (Rézo), Marianne Palardy (Association des intervenants en dépendance du QC) and Ben Klassen (Community-Based Research Centre)

Oh Mon Doux

Theme music
Tristan Alantar

Chemstory Chemstory has been approved by the Université de Montréal ethics committee (CERSES-20-157-D) and is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The testimonials expressed in this podcast reflect individual experiences and personal opinions. Your own experiences and opinions may differ from those depicted.

* "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).