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Crystal, Pleasures and Sex Between Men Research

Researchers from UNSW Sydney, La Trobe University, ACON and Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) with assistance from community based organisations South Australia Mobilisation and Empowerment for Sexual health (SAMESH) and the Western Australian AIDS Council (WAAC) are conducting a study about crystal methamphetamine (also known as ice, crystal, meth, Tina) among gay and bisexual men. We are particularly interested in talking to men who use crystal methamphetamine for sex in Perth. 

We are interested in how using crystal during sex can be enjoyable and help with socialisaing, but also how it can be harmful; and we are interested in documenting the ways men manage these harms and protect themselves. 

We hope this research can improve understanding about how gay and bisexual men experience crystal, especially during sex, and how services can better meet their needs. 

If you are interested in being part of the study, please contact the researchers via the study website

If you would like more information about the study, please contact Dr Kerryn Drysdale:, (02) 9385 6412. 

Our Mission

To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.