Image: Murray Clarke"I took one look at the guy and I knew that was never in a million years what I would have wanted. I went mad. I kicked everybody out, I got upset... I cried my eyes out and I sulked for days and days." The 30-year-old ex-serviceman, who made history in 2012 when he appeared on the cover of Attitude with his then-civil partner to call for the introduction of equal marriage in the UK, adds that shame and guilt over his own drug-taking stopped him from reporting the incident. "I thought to myself, 'should I phone the police?' But then the first thing that went through my mind was that I’d been off my tits on drugs," he says. "The next thought was: 'But I invited everyone to my house to kind of have sex, really.' Then the third thing was, 'what about everyone else who is here, am I going to have to dob them in and will they all be in trouble?' "Basically, in my come-down state, I figured out it was better to not call the police." James, who charts his experiences of the UK's gay drug scene in his new book Something for the Weekend: Life in the Chemsex Underworld, says that sadly his experience is not a unique one. "I spoke to people when writing this book, a number of people, and the propensity of sexual assaults, the frequency in which something similar happens to other people, is off the charts," he admits. "There’s a whole culture of male rape going on, in chemsex, that is going completely unreported." Read James's full interview in the September issue of Attitude – out now. Buy in print, subscribe or download. More stories: God’s Own Country stars talk gay sex scenes and Brokeback comparisons Steve Grand opens up about addiction struggle in Attitude’s September issue
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