SELF-CONTROL AND SAFER USE
– 1. Examine your reasons
Here are some tips and info on managing your use of Tina and other chems.
What can I do to ensure that sex on chems remains a pleasant experience?
Tina is one of the most powerful drugs sold in the Netherlands.
Practising self-control over how, how much and how often you use takes discipline.
Doing so with Tina, in particular, can be hugely challenging.
Nevertheless, there are many ways to manage your usage and to keep sex satisfying.
Such as deciding in advance how much and how often you will use.
Below are tips and tricks for exercising more self-control.
Many of these tips are based on the personal experiences of men in the gay scene who use Tina and know the pitfalls.
– 2. Usage method
– 3. Regular sex network and familiar surroundings
– 4. Set yourself time limits
– 5. Don’t use too often
– 6. How much you use
– 7. Have sex without tina too
– 8. Maintain your social network
– 9. Self-medication
– 10. Craving
1. Examine your reasons
Men are drawn to Tina for different reasons.
But the more you use Tina to supress negative or uncomfortable emotions, the higher the risk of using more and more and becoming dependent.
2. Usage method
How you use the drug determines the speed and intensity of its effect.
If you slam, the entire concentration of chems enters your bloodstream almost instantaneously.
This method gives you the most intense rush, but also the severest crashes and the worst cravings.
Those who slam run the greatest risk of becoming dependent.
3. Regular sex network and familiar surroundings
Having regular sexual partners makes it easier to manage your usage within your own limits.
A relaxed atmosphere often makes for better sex, too.
At anonymous or open sex parties, you are more likely to overstep your boundaries, carry on for longer and use more.
Regular sexual partners usually look out more for each other.
4. Set yourself time limits
Skipping more than one night of sleep rarely result in a better sexual experience.
In fact, you’re more likely to experience adverse effects like paranoia, exhaustion and dehydration.
Setting a time limit for the date can help you keep the sex on chems fun.
By not demanding too much of your body and brain, you’re less likely to crash hard or experience severe cravings afterwards.
5. Don’t use too often
The more often you use, the greater the likelihood of becoming dependent.
Watch out for chemsex sessions happening more frequently or starting earlier and earlier in the week.
Give yourself enough time to recover between sessions.
If you never have sex without chems, you’ll eventually start to need more extreme stimulation to get a kick.
Limiting the number of sex sessions on Tina will help to keep it special and maximise your enjoyment.
Try not to let sex on Tina become one of the most important things in your life; maintain your other activities.
Because Tina acts directly and for a prolonged period on your neurotransmitters, it’s more harmful to the brain than most other drugs.
The brain also needs longer to recover from the assault than it does with other chems.
6. How much you use
Your dose can steadily increase without you noticing, just like your frequency of usage.
Over time, your old dose no longer produces the same effect.
The desire for that fantastic experience prompts you to take larger and larger doses.
So, set yourself a maximum dose in advance.
If you don’t, it’s much more likely that you will use more than you want.
7. Have sex without tina too
Men use chems like Tina during sex for a variety of reasons.
Some men use it for an occasional bit of extra spice.
For others, it’s become a lifestyle, and the only way they can or want to sex.
Sex on Tina can be so intense and overwhelming that all other kinds of sex lose their appeal.
Tina releases so much dopamine in the brain that the euphoria produced by all other types of sex seem dull.
Many regular users find their sex drive is diminished when they’re not on Tina.
They also say they need more and more extreme stimuli to turn them on.
Some haven’t had sex without Tina in such a long time that they can’t even imagine doing so again.
The more often and more copiously you use Tina during sex, the stronger the mental and physiological association between Tina and sex.
Sex is an important part of many men’s lives.
Feeling horny then automatically stimulates the desire for Tina.
The pathways in the brain that associate sex with Tina become more and more firmly established, increasing the risk of dependence.
8. Maintain your social network
Participating in chemsex parties can be so liberating and exciting that you might be tempted to spend all of your free time doing so.
When this happens, it is often at the expense of social contacts outside the sex network.
This can eventually isolate you from the world beyond the sex parties.
Isolation from regular daily life can contribute to loneliness and to a rising dependence.
The line between recreational and problematic drug use is not always easy to discern.
Men sometimes take chems to avoid the negative effects of using, or to suppress uncomfortable emotions.
A hit of Tina to avoid feeling exhausted.
Or to feel comfortable at a party where they know no one.
It can be tempting to also take chems when not on a sex date.
A little capful of G to get you to sleep.
A few puffs of Tina to get you to work or to help you through dinner with a concerned friend.
A lot of men experience a severe craving for more Tina when coming down, or even long afterwards.
The craving is much more severe with Tina than it is with other drugs, and it can go on for a long time.
If you give in to the craving, your consumption can quickly rise, and you may lose control of your usage.
Craving is partly caused by the fact that normal brain functioning is disrupted by the use of Tina.
You feel this most acutely in the period immediately after using.
The negative after effects and the desire to suppress those feelings also contribute to craving.
There are many triggers that can tempt you to use more.
Almost anything can act as a trigger.
Uncomfortable emotions such as insecurity, stress, etc.
Spotting a needle, syringe or chems, watching porn, or chatting on dating sites or apps can also trigger craving.