Psychosexual therapist Kate Morley told Hello U: ‘Going to sex roulette parties is about the risk, partygoers think the higher the risk, the stronger the thrill.‘In the case of sex parties the intense high is as you combine orgasm with high adrenaline.’ Again, the report seems to only reference one doctor and one psychotherapist.The concept is "sexual roulette", whereby people gather to participate in orgies without the use of protection. The idea, inspired by Russian roulette, is to incorporate HIV positive members into the group to increase the sense of danger."Some parties only accept those with the virus while others provide blue pills which are meant to prevent the contraction of the virus – drugs which are not prescribed in Spain and are thus bought on the black market." notes that the city's Hospital Clínico y Provincial de Barcelona is seeing the effects of the sinister trend.Hi Snopes, I have seen stories floating around Facebook (as well as a couple of sensationalist British newspapers) claiming that ‘sex roulette parties’involving a hiv positive participant are on the rise.
In addition to this, the sexual roulette soirées are also leading to an increase of Hepatitis C, chlamydia and gonorrhea as well as the re-emergence of syphilis.
In early May 2016, a number of tabloids around the world published stories about a “new” trend called sex roulette, in which people gather for unprotected sex with at least one member is secretly HIV-positive.
On , Britain’s Extreme ‘ sex roulette ‘ parties – where one person secretly has HIV and no one is allowed to wear a condom – are on the rise, doctors have warned.
Spanish doctors have noted a rise in the parties where attendees often take anti-viral drugs to reduce the risk of transmission.
Dr Josep Mallolas of Hospital Clinic Barcelona said that the parties are a sign that people have ‘lost respect’ for HIV, reports el Periodico.