In addition to self-control techniques, there are lots of other things you can do to minimise the negative effects of using.
These include physical and psychological measures.
– 1. Setting sexual limits in advance
– 2. Using drugs in combination
– 3. Safer Slamming
– 4. Booty bumping
– 5. Chill-out breaks
– 6. Water
– 7. Food
– 8. Dental care
– 9. Recovery time
– 10. Coming down
– 11. Sleep
– 12. Psychological symptoms
– 13. Psychosis
1. Setting sexual limits in advance
One of the reasons why a lot of men take Tina is that it makes them feel more confident and daring.
On Tina you might engage in sex acts you never would have imagined.
This can turn out favourably or unfavourably.
It can be incredibly liberating to at last do something you’ve always been curious about but never dared try.
However, it can also turn out to be very unpleasant.
Peer pressure and the intoxicating feeling produced by the drugs can make you do things you might later regret.
By deciding in advance what exactly it is you’re seeking in sexual contact, you increase your chance of finding just that.
As a result, you are less likely to do things you might later regret.
2. Taking a combination of drugs
Taking Tina in combination with uppers such as cocaine, mephedrone, MDMA and ecstasy increases the risk of overheating, becoming paranoid and developing heart problems.
Do you often use Tina in combination with GHB or GBL?
If so, remember to take a lower dose of GHB or GBL when taking these without Tina.
Tina’s energizing effect raises your tolerance for GHB and GBL.
The same dose without Tina can cause an overdose and knock you unconscious in no time.
A common side effect of using Tina is the “crystal dick”, i.e. erection problems.
This is why lots of men take Tina in combination with erectile-dysfunction drugs.
Be aware that this combination takes a heavy toll on the heart.
Combining these with poppers can cause life-threatening situations.
Avoid this combination if you already have heart problems.
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3. Safer Slamming
Of all the possible ways of taking Tina, slamming into the veins is the riskiest.
Guys typically learn how to slam from other guys in the scene.
But these methods aren’t always correct, which can be risky.
Good slamming technique can help you to avoid many common problems, such as abscesses, infections and bruising, and permanent damage such as collapsed veins.
4. Booty bumping
Booty bumping means anal insertion with a needleless-syringe.
The chems are absorbed into the bloodstream through the lining of your ass.
Chems can damage the lining of your ass, making it easier to transmit STIs.
5. Chill-out breaks
With chems, sex can go on and on.
This can place huge demands on your body and brain.
Which is why it’s a good idea to take regular breaks and recharge.
Tina and other uppers tend to raise the body’s temperature.
Which makes you sweat profusely.
But Tina also suppresses your thirst.
Because men are focused on sex and have had their perception of time blurred by Tina, they often forget to drink enough water.
Dehydration and overheating are a real hazard, and can cause severe headaches, confusion and even organ damage, in serious cases.
Most uppers, and Tina in particular, suppress hunger and cause extreme dryness in the mouth.
As a result, you won’t feel any desire to eat.
If you don’t eat, you will exhaust yourself in no time, and it’ll take you longer to recover.
Those who don’t eat enough often experience physical exhaustion when coming down.
Regular food breaks will keep your energy level up and prevent rapid exhaustion.
8. Dental care
Tina clenches your jaw muscles.
This’ll make you grind your teeth, which can cause tooth damage.
Uppers like Tina also suppress your saliva production, thus exposing your teeth to bacteria.
In the long term, this can result in cavities and gum inflammation, or even tooth loss.
9. Recovery time
It’s important to allow yourself enough time after chemsex dates to return to your old self.
The longer and harder you party, the longer this’ll take.
10. Coming down
Coming down is the hangover from taking Tina or chems.
Partying all night on Tina or other chems exhausts you physically and mentally.
As you come down, your body tries to rebalance itself.
This often involves mood swings and a feeling of complete exhaustion.
Other common symptoms include headaches, paranoia, irritability and depression.
Suicidal thoughts can arise in the more severe cases.
Tina takes a greater toll on the body and brain than any other drug, and as a result yields the most punishing crashes.
How much you use and how long you party for largely determines the severity of the crash.
Taking occasional breaks and having enough bites to eat and drinks of water during sex dates can soften the crash.
The first three days of coming down are generally the worst.
According to many users, coming down is more severe if you slam than if you smoke.
Some guys accept the hangover as an unavoidable consequence of using Tina, and bear it resignedly.
Tina stimulates the release of noradrenaline.
The same chemical that’s released when you’re in danger.
It gives you energy and suppresses sleep.
Consequently, you can party and have sex for a long time on Tina without feeling tired.
You can even party through the night.
This eventually results in total exhaustion and can also trigger psychosis.
With your rhythm disturbed, you may find it hard to sleep in the days after using.
The longer you partied for, the greater this disorder and the longer the symptoms will persist.
12. Psychological symptoms
Lots of men experience depression, mood swings, irritability, concentration problems and agitation when coming down.
Some, in the more severe cases, have suicidal thoughts, and some even attempt to act on them.
These symptoms are caused mainly by the fact that the brain’s store of chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin, has been completely depleted.
The brain needs time to restore the balance.
The longer and more intensively you use, the longer these symptoms will persist.
Slammers come down more severely than smokers or snorters.
The regularity of usage also plays a role.
The more often you use, the less time you give your brain to recover properly.
Some men find that their self-image suffers when they’re coming down.
The weekend of sex and chems suddenly looks a lot less rosy on reflection than it did in the moment.
Overstepping your own boundaries, in particular, can evoke pangs of regret or guilt, or even disgust.
Chems and sex are sometimes used to suppress anxiety or depression.
Being high can feel like utter liberation from such feelings.
But this only compounds the subsequent crash.
Your use of drugs will ultimately make the psychological issues worse instead of better.
Some men experience symptoms of psychosis while using or after using chems.
These may include paranoia, delusions or hallucinations.
The symptoms are often caused by a combination of sleep deprivation, exhaustion and using chems.
The symptoms occur quite frequently with Tina.
They usually diminish on their own account as your brain recovers.
But skipping nights of sleep or using Tina several times a week can prolong your psychosis, which can make the symptoms reoccur.
If you’ve experienced psychotic symptoms before, you are more likely to experience them again when using Tina.