PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to provide the first definition of sober sex and recommendations for health care professionals who work therapeutically with patients who struggle with intimacy after experiencing chemsex.Design/methodology/approachThe recommendations are based on the clinical experience of a psychosexual therapist working with men having sex with men (MSM) in a Sexual Health clinic in central London.FindingsThe paper concludes that having a clear definition of sober sex and specific tools, such as healthy masturbation exercise, could prove helpful for health professionals who work with this cohort of patients.Originality/valueThis paper provides the first definition of sober sex and a clear set of guidelines for health professionals based on the clinical experience of the author.
Drugs and Alcohol Today – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 4, 2019
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