History and updates

The road has been long, but today, PIP PAC packs are made up of 40 ingredients, some of which need to be printed, pinched, stuck together and folded before precision packed into a Post In Proportion (PIP) pack (PAC) mailing box. Uniquely, some contents are colour-coded to reduce sharing and the transmission of blood-borne infections, including HIV and Hepatitis C. 

A decade later, a simple folded information leaflet has evolved into six booklets and leaflets with QR codes to our gay men’s health and wellbeing website MENRUS.CO.UK—a wealth of further guidance and support.

We would love to give PIP PAC away for free, but they are not subsidised or receive government or grant funding. They are produced on a not-for-profit basis to give you the best value possible.

Discretely packaged and posted 2nd and 1st class packs fit through standard letterboxes. Click here to purchase PIP PAC.

Safer Chemsex booklet

Click here to complete our contact form for your free single copy of our latest Safer Chemsex booklet, not forgetting to include a name and address. Please allow 3-5 working days for delivery.

Alcohol, recreational drug use and chemsex support

Click the link for chemsex and recreational drug use support at MENRUS.CO.UK

Developing PIP PAC

In early 2014, we funded (ourselves) and piloted 500 packs for 12 months. Today, volunteers make 100-150+ packs/ month. Those involved in its development are gay men with direct knowledge and experience of recreational drug use; and problematic drug use, withdrawal, and recovery. We also work with LGBT+, drugs, and sexual health services across the UK. Feedback remains very positive, and we will continue to make more while the need is there.

Procurement, bulk and orders and tailored packs

Our shop sells multiples of single and twin packs only. Please, use the contact form or call for bulk orders or the chemsex booklet which can be purchased separately. Packs can be tailored with inserts (eg: details of local services), and include bespoke pack labels (eg: the name of your organisation).

Pack updates and changes

  • February 2024: New box, made to our specification
  • November 2023: Skins Aqua (10ml) replaces ID Water Based Lubricant (10ml)
  • June 2023: Health and wellbeing booklet added to pack
  • May 2023: Printed resources updated
  • July 2022: Overdoses and calling 999 (A6 folded leaflet), 1st edition, printed
  • March 2022: MENRUS.CO.UK Health and Wellbeing (A6 booklet) 2nd edition, printed
  • January 2022: Hook-Up Safer booklet (A6 booklet) 2nd edition, printed
  • September 2021: Hepatitis C prevention (A6 flyer) 1st edition
  • August 2021: Contents and tracker slip, Safe-Loc and Electrolyte flyers combined into a single folded leaflet
  • July 2021: Safer Chemsex (A5 booklet) 8th edition, printed
  • July 2021: Rights on Arrest (A6 booklet) 3rd re-print
  • July 2021: Hook-Up Safer (A6 booklet) 1st edition, printed
  • July 2021: HIV/ HCV/ STI Risk-O-Meter (A6 leaflet) 2nd edition, printed
  • July 2021: Sex Calories Counted (A6 leaflet) 2nd edition, printed
  • June 2021: Mento mints changed for Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls
  • January 2020: New contents slip. Twin packs discontinued. Orders despatched 2nd class unless specified.
  • February 2020: Chemsex booklet (A5) 7th edition, printed
  • January 2020: Nevershare and Needle Safe replaced with Acufine and Safe Loc
  • December 2019: PIP PAC box increased in size
  • October 2019: Electrolyte tablets replaced with DSC Nutrition (salt replacement tablets)
  • July 2019: Chemsex booklet (A5) 6th edition, printed
  • July 2019: Bust Card: Your Rights on Arrest booklet (A7) 2nd edition, printed
  • May 2019: Bust Card: Your Rights on Arrest booklet (A7) 2nd edition, printed
  • October 2018: Chemsex booklet (A5) 5th edition, printed
  • January 2019: Bust Card: Your Rights on Arrest booklet (A7), added
  • December 2018: Plastic mailer bags replaced with paper envelopes
  • November 2018: PIP PAC 2.0 phased out
  • October 2018: Chemsex booklet (A5) 4th edition, printed
  • May 2018: Plastic straws replaced with paper straws
  • October 2017: Chemsex booklet 3rd edition, printed
  • August 2017: ‘G’ tracker, ID wristbands, and mint sweets added