An Australian study released this month has found that nearly one-third of gay/bi men use amyl nitrate (colloquially known as “poppers”).
The study, released by researchers associated with the University of New South Wales, found that about half (50.5%) of gay/bi men in the country had used illicit drugs in the previous six months. More specifically, 12% had used crystal meth, 21.8% had used erectile dysfunction medication and 32.1% had used poppers.
Those are numbers well above the national average, meaning—and this likely isn’t shocking—that gay men are more prone to using these substances than other groups.
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