People who take drugs are more likely to have kinky sex, new study finds

People who take drugs are more likely to have kinky sex, new study finds

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Scientists report that practices such as bondage or sleeping with a stranger have become normalised for a large minority.

People who take drugs are more likely to have kinky sex, a new study of music festival-goers has revealed.

But rather than being on the fringes of behaviour, scientists report that practices such as bondage or sleeping with a stranger have become normalised for a large minority.

Researchers said four out of every 10 had indulged in “non-traditional” sexual activities like sex with a friend or stranger, anal sex, or bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism (BDSM).

Of those, one in 10 had taken part in BDSM, 19 per cent had slept with a stranger, and more than a quarter (28 per cent) had jumped in bed with a friend.

Surveys of festival fans in 2016 and 2019 also revealed 68 per cent of adults had taken an illicit drug, and over half (54 per cent) had taken two or more illicit drugs and drank alcohol.

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Roehampton, The University of Liverpool, and Bournemouth University.

Mark McCormack, lead author of the research at the University of Roehampton, said: “Our study revisited the well-worn phrase of ‘sex, drugs and rock’n’roll’ and has proven that both recreational drug use and non-traditional sexual activities are linked and have also become the norm.”