British Tabloid Claims Some Mums Are “Brieing” – I.E. Taking MDMA


Mothers everywhere have more reason than most to seek out ways to connect with friends and have a night off, and, according to a report in British tabloid Metro, some Brit mums are turning to MDMA to facilitate both.

In a new trend called “brieing,” women crush up the popular party drug into a plate of cheese and enjoy a night of lowered inhibitions, improved social interaction, emotional openness, and decreased anxiety.


As a social drug, MDMA has more of a positive reputation than, say, alcohol. It perks you up rather than bringing you down, and people rarely become incoherent or behave erratically while high. One mom in the Metro article explains how it all began, for her.

“We did not seem to have as much of a laugh than as when we were younger, there always seemed to be barriers up between us. So, one of our group suggested we all take MDMA together so we could open up to each other and improve our friendships.”

In case you were curious, MDMA can look like all sorts of things:


I guess people just put pics online of illegal drugs? Doesn’t seem wise.

Another woman told Metro that she and her friends prefer taking the drug with duck pancakes to brie because not everyone’s into cheese, I guess.

I have no idea now if this is a real story or not – but based on the facts about MDMA, it definitely could be.

It should be said that even though there are some positives to choosing to let loose with MDMA, no doctor would advocate for its use, in cheese or otherwise. A 2009 study suggested that around 50 Americans die from MDMA related complications every year, and in the UK, MDMA-related deaths have risen from 8 to 57 in a five-year period.


We do not advocate using illegal substances, but, whatever you do, do it safely – and that goes double for all the mums out there.