Chemsex addicts (people who have paired drug abuse with sex or paired sex and drug addiction) involves alternating or pairing substance abuse or addiction and sexual behavior. For many people this becomes an out-of-control activity. They then repeatedly try and fail to quit using drugs, to quit certain sexual behaviors, or both. Unfortunately, Chemsex suffering men continue to experience negative consequences related to this loss of control.
Some individuals alternate between substance use and sexual behaviors. Sometimes they feel bad about engaging in one behavior and use the other to numb their shame. Then they feel bad about the second behavior and switch back to the first to numb their shame. They endlessly cycle back and forth between the two.