THIS IS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE SEX FOR MONEY WHEN YOU’RE SICK FROM HEROIN WITHDRAWAL»

“The junkie-in-withdrawal is the distillation of all the worst stereotypes of heroin users. Think of movie depictions of the whining, sniveling dopefiend in duress, willing to do anything and fuck over anyone to get well. Though these are images that come from people driven to desperation by the economic and legal constraints of an unjust drug war, they’ve still come to represent us in many people’s minds. And the position of the detoxing, opioid-using sex worker in particular lays the capitalist transaction of sex work bare: The dopesick whore isn’t with you because she truly likes you, with the money you give her simply serving as a pleasant afterthought, to pay for her cab fare, perhaps. No: She needs your cash, now.

So it’s no wonder many sex workers hide their withdrawal from clients in order to keep up the middle-class pretense of prostitution, the emotional labor for which many men are truly paying.”

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“Bella’s dealer has branded loyalty cards, much like the ones you get at coffee shops. For every pick-up, she gets a stamp. She texts the amount, he drives to meet her wherever she is, and five stamps equal a free gram of cocaine; it’s an audacious but effective method of marketing.”

MY SECRET LIFE AS A HIGH-FUNCTIONING DRUG USER


HOW TO PICK MUSIC FOR PEOPLE ON LSD, FROM A SCIENTIST WHOSE JOB THAT IS»

‘Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it’s not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that listening to music can actually affect the LSD experience on a neurological level—and they have brain scans to back it. Mendel Kaelen, a PhD student in neuroscience at Imperial College, has led several studies investigating the combined influence of music and psychedelic drugs in human trials.”

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THIS IS YOUR SEX ON DRUGS»

“It’s important that you have some information on what you’re getting into before you jump into the sack or a bathroom stall with a baggie full of something. To help you out, we’ve trawled through drug enthusiast forums, combed over what limited studies exist, and consulted as many people—from casual tokers to psychonauts, from amateur enthusiasts to doctors and psychiatrists—as we could to put together this rundown of all the info that’s out there about humping high on drugs.”

[Image: Untitled by Odd Nerdrum]

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TESTO JUNKIE: SEX, DRUGS, AND BIOPOLITICS»

“I do not want the female gender that has been assigned to me at birth. Neither do I want the male gender that transsexual medicine can furnish and that the State will award me if I behave in the right way. I don’t want any of it. I am a copyleft biopolitical agent that considers sex hormones free and open biocodes, whose use shouldn’t be regulated by the State commandeered by pharmaceutical companies.”

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HIGH MAINTENANCE: HELPING YOU MAINTAIN

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One would expect a web series about a nameless Brooklyn based weed delivery guy to be a low brow affair but instead of low balling us with sophomoric humor, the husband and wife creative team of Ben Sinclair & Katja Blichfeld, aim their series away from typical stoner clichés and instead focus on real world examples of modern-day dope smokers. Your closet toking mom, your stressed out boss, your cancer-ridden best friend. Served up with intelligence and excellent production values, the series, much like the buds that the main character delivers, is high-grade, primo shit. Smart, well written and most of all, funny.