“Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (ATS) such as “ecstasy” and methamphetamine now rank as the world’s second most widely abused drug type after cannabis” UNODC.

ATS use can increase the likelihood of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV transmission during sex by drying mucous membranes, decreasing sensitivity and delaying orgasm, thereby increasing the risk of torn membranes vulnerable to infection. Sexual risk-taking behaviour has been associated with use of ATS. It has been associated with hyper-sexuality and unprotected anal sex among men, and with STIs and urinary tract infections among female sex workers.”
“When sex work and drug use overlap: Considerations for advocacy and practice” by Melissa Hope Ditmore for Harm Reduction International.

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