Plugging And Booty Bumping Meth: Risks Of Rectal Meth Use

Booty bumping is a form of meth consumption that involves inserting meth into the rectum. People may choose this method for enhanced sex, harm reduction, or increased bioavailability. Booty bumping carries its own risks and dangers.

Methamphetamine (meth) is a stimulant drug that is made from household chemicals and other caustic materials. It is a highly dangerous drug that is abused in several ways.

One method of meth use is called “booty bumping,” “plugging,” or “boofing,” which uses the rectum as a route of administration.

How Does Booty Bumping Work?

Booty bumping is the act of inserting liquid meth into the rectum.

To do this, a person may mix powdered meth with sterile water. Because meth is a water-soluble substance, the powder will dissolve quickly.

The person can then use a needleless syringe to insert the mixture into the anus.

After inserting the mixture, a person may also insert vitamin E capsules to promote healing for any micro-tears that may occur during the process.

Why Do People Choose Rectal Administration?

A person with a meth addiction or substance use disorder may choose rectal administration for several reasons.

Increased Bioavailability

The rectum consists of very thin tissue that absorbs substances easily.

As a result, when drugs are absorbed through the rectum, those drugs have a high level of bioavailability, which means that the body can use a large percentage of those drugs.

Enhanced Sexual Experiences

Some people use the booty bumping method as a means to achieve a heightened sexual experience, especially when that experience includes anal sex.

This practice is sometimes called “chemsex.”

Because meth is a stimulant, there is a link between meth and sexual behaviors.

Stimulants cause increased energy and feelings of confidence, which can enhance sexual experiences.

However, chemsex also creates its own health risks.

For instance, because meth lowers inhibitions, it can lead people to take more sexual risks, which can lead to sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Harm Reduction

Some people use booty bumping as a means of harm reduction.

Other forms of meth use create their own health risks. Meth injection, for example, can lead to vein scarring and abscesses, while smoking can cause lung damage.

Booty bumping can bypass these specific dangers, though it does carry dangers of its own.

Some harm reduction organizations, such as the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, offer advice on the safest practices for booty bumping.

Dangers Of Booty Bumping Meth

The dangers of booty bumping include the dangers of meth use in general as well as the dangers of rectal drug use.

Dangerous Effects Of Meth Use

Meth is a highly addictive drug that creates many negative side effects. These effects have an impact on both physical and mental health.

While some of these side effects develop over time, others are short-term effects.

Some of these effects can even take place the first time a person uses meth.

The short-term and long-term effects of methamphetamine include:

  • racing heart rate
  • heart attack
  • insomnia
  • erratic behavior
  • meth-induced psychosis
  • weight loss
  • stroke
  • dental problems such as tooth decay
  • high blood pressure
  • elevated body temperature

Effects Of Rectal Drug Use

Rectal drug use has its own dangers as well.

For example, due to the risk of micro tears, this form of methamphetamine use can increase a person’s risk of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C.

The presence of hemorrhoids may increase this risk even further.

This risk becomes especially pronounced if the person does not dissolve the drug in water before booty bumping.

Crystal meth, for instance, is a hard, glassy substance that can cause injury if inserted into the rectum.

In addition to the increased risk of infection, booty bumping may also increase the person’s risk of a meth overdose.

Because of the high bioavailability that comes from this method, people may underestimate how much meth they can use while booty bumping and experience an overdose as a result.

Substance Abuse Treatment At Spring Hill Recovery Center

Meth addiction is a complex health condition, but it is possible to recover from meth abuse. Several treatment options exist for people who want to heal from addiction.

Spring Hill Recovery Center offers inpatient, outpatient, and detox addiction treatment.

If you or a loved one would like to overcome drug abuse, contact Spring Hill for more information today.

  1. National Institute One Drug Abuse — Methamphetamine DrugFacts
  2. National Institute On Drug Abuse — What Is Methamphetamine?
  3. The Western Journal Of Emergency Medicine — Bottoms Up: Methamphetamine Toxicity From An Unusual Route

Written by Spring Hill Recovery Editorial Team

© 2024 Spring Hill Recovery | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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