QMJC 2020 – Party and Play’: Online hook-up devices and the emergence of PNP practices among gay men february

QMJC 2020 – Party and Play’: Online hook-up devices and the emergence of PNP practices among gay men february

Team: Adrian Farrugia, Duane Duncan, Gemma Nourse and Nyssa Ferguson (Australian Research Centre in Intercourse, health insurance and community, Los Angeles Trobe University)

Kane Race’s (2015) article ‘“Party and play”: on line hook-up products plus the emergence of PNP methods among gay guys’ is just an analysis that is generative of mediated sexual encounters including medication usage, or Party ‘n’ Enjoy (PNP) practices. The content traces the complex arrangement of technologies, items and surroundings, together understood as ‘infrastructures’, that form these encounters in addition to kinds of sociality that emerge therein. As the article provides an expansive analysis among these infrastructures, we concentrate mainly on Race’s study of the part of medication usage, generally speaking crystal methamphetamine and GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), in these techniques in addition to implications for the analysis for wellness training.

This article is due to an ‘insider-ethnography’ of this changing contexts of HIV prevention in Sydney, Australia.

The wider research carries a dataset comprised of observations, qualitative interviews and analysis of textual and material that is historical. In this piece, but, Race mainly works together with information produced by his or her own involvement into the sociosexual tradition under research. A lot of Race’s argument will be based upon an analysis of screenshots of discussion between him and potential partners that are sexual hook-up phone apps such as for instance Grindr and Scruff. Even though the dataset could be unknown to scientists more utilized to conventional social science techniques commonly experienced in liquor along with other medication journals, the data provide a rich and, certainly, enjoyable encounter utilizing the subject material associated with the article. (más…)