Here Are Some Tips To Keep You Feeling Good and Staying Healthy.
It’s better to think about the kinds of social situations you may encounter and decide your boundaries when sober. It takes the pressure off to have made decisions about your party and play choices ahead of time. Remind yourself of these boundaries as the party unfolds.
Know your limits
Keep track of what you are taking and how much you have taken - especially if you are already high. Don’t take something if you don’t know what it is or the dosage. Be careful about accepting drugs or open drinks from people you don’t know.
Check-In With Yourself
Guys party for lots of reasons including when they are feeling alone or depressed. Be aware of your state of mind and emotions. Choose wisely and understand that there are other options to make you feel better if you are feeling down or fragile. The party will always be there. Prioritize yourself and your health.
Pack What You Need
Bring your own condoms, lube, money, stash, and “works”(if relevant) so you are prepared. If you are HIV negative on PrEP and/or HIV positive on TasP, bring a dose with you in case the party runs a long time.
Who Do You Want to Join Your Party?
Choose carefully who you party and play with. Do they want the same things out of the party you do? Look around and see if you like the party vibe before diving in. There are always other parties that may fit your needs better.
It’s Okay to Take a Breather
Once the party started, it can sometimes be overwhelming. It’s okay to step back or take a breather from the action to check-in with yourself. There will be plenty of action if/when you decide to step back in the party.
Groups can be a lot of fun. Remember your boundaries. Stay in control over your own body and what happens to it. Remember condoms protect against many STDs.
Sharing needles to inject can increase your chance of getting HIV and/or Hepatitis B or C. If you are going to shoot up, use clean needles each time. Don’t share unless you clean the works with bleach and water first.
Remember that partying and playing can lead to feeling really close and intimate which sometimes leads to extreme sex and partying. Keep to your boundaries and if you really click with someone, you can explore the intimacy after the party. Take care of your health and wellbeing at all times.
Take Care of Each Other
Be respectful of each other and ask that others respect you and your body. If you see someone struggling or too out of it, help him out.