Half of all people who practice sexual swinging use recreational drugs to enhance their experience. Researchers report women are more likely to use drugs than either straight or bisexual men, increasing the risk of them participating in unprotected sex and contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
An observational study reports the use of strobe lighting at concerts and music festivals triples the risk of seizures in those with photosensitive epilepsy. Additionally, the use of ecstasy during nighttime concerts heightened epileptic seizure risk.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found that free ecstasy pill testing at raves and concerts could have a positive impact in preventing some people from using adulterated drugs. The study, researchers say, adds to critical evidence that on site pill testing is a valuable tool for public health and safety.