Partee N Play subculture in Philippine gay society.
|Feeling High After the chem session - Photo by Outrage Magazine|
Miguel accepted the Cute Pinoy Portal interview about the subculture in a gay society the so called “Partee and Play”.
Partee and Party (PNP and PnP) is a phenomenon/ event and subculture of recreational drug users who engage in sexual activities with one another, either one-on-one or in groups. It is also called chemical session, chem session, and partying. It is very famous yet discreet among MSM in the Philippines. And so, The term is often but not always used by and associated with gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM).
The drug of choice is typically methamphetamine, known as crystal or tina in the gay community or Ice. Other "party drugs" such as MDMA and GHB are less associated with this term. It has been called an "epidemic" in the gay community nowadays.
I was very interested to tackle about the topic since personally; I witnessed it during my travel in Boracay, Holy week vacation in Puerto Galera and/or during gay parties in some gay-oriented bar in the metro. Ecstasy is very famous and truly it is discreet yet rampant within the said subculture.
Within the subculture – there are various terminologies that even me – I don’t know the meaning. E.i, Fly High, Slam, Partee and Chill, and etcetera. The main goal of taking these drugs is recreational and it leads to arousal those results in practicing unsafe sex.
The term party and play - and pay has emerged as a warning that partying and playing leads to bareback sex which increases the chances of contracting HIV and may result in other consequences such as neurological damage and resistance to HIV drugs
Meanwhile, Miguel 20 years old who came from a prominent family exposed the said (not so) underground gathering of elite people to party and it involves taking prohibited drug.
Listen to our episode as we discuss about it.
More reading - http://outragemag.com/its-my-partee/