"Poppers" is the name given
to a family of compounds named the alkyl nitrites. Included in this family
of compounds are Isobutyl Nitrite, amyl nitrite, and plain butyl nitrite.
Amyl nitrite was used for over a century to treat angina. (Isobutyl Nitrite
was originally considered for use as a medicine rather than amyl - as it
is the most potent of all the nitrites, but was discarded in favor of amyl
nitrite As a prescription drug amyl is rarely used anymore
However, other nitrites,
particularly Isobutyl, have been used for nearly 50years as the primary
ingredients in a class of consumer products called"room odorizers". Often
sold as Liquid Incense® or Liquid Aroma®, the most popular among
these are RUSH®, HARDWARE®, QUICKSILVER®, RAM®, HEAVY DUTY
BOLT® and LIQUID AROMA BRAND®.
For sale in small glass bottles,
these products are often misused asinhalants by the consumer, who removes
the cap and places the bottle to the nose to inhale the vapors. The effect
is immediate and pleasant for most people although some people report headaches
- these are most often the result of impure brands or products which
have 'gone off'. r.
Though there are no true
aphrodisiacs (defined as anything that will "create" a sex drive if it
doesn't already exist). But,some researchers claim that these products
are the nearest thing to a true aphrodisiac.
The pharmacology of these
compounds is very simple; when inhaled these products simply relax smooth
muscle. Smooth muscle tissue surrounds the body's blood vessels and, when
allowed to relax, the heart speeds up to pump more blood through the body
This immediate increase in blood flow is very pleasurable for most people,
who nearly all report heightened sensations such as a limited sense of
being dizzy, an enhanced sense of touch and taste, as well as a genuine
"rush" reportedly making orgasm intensely enhanced and longer in duration.
All the body's sphincter muscles
are smooth muscle, which
means the anus is relaxed and made to feel more pleasure, as well.
The effects last only about
90 seconds to a couple of minutes. It is reported that users continue to
achieve these effects throughout the sex act, or while dancing, by frequently
inhaling small amounts during the activity. These products were very popular
in discos and bars as well, where users inhaled from them to supposedly
better enjoy the sensations around them also in combination with other
There is a large body of
data that appears to demonstrate that these products are perfectly safe.
Although there was some immediate concern about a possible correlation
at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the early 1980's, those old theories
have since been discredited. Data indicates that no evidence of long-term
psychological or physical harm is associated with the use of poppers.
Some people are prone to
short duration headache with these compounds, and
the problem is further increased
with the use of inferior brands or the "video head cleaner" products.
Poppers are best kept in the fridge between use and discarded if they start
to give headaches.
In rare instances, if the
liquid contacts the skin, it can cause minor rirritation, as well
as a rash - sometimes around the lips and nose. (This is usually caused
by inferior brands, which may contain impurities.)
These products are highly
flammable, and should never be used near an open
flame.Always read the instructions
on each bottle.These products should never be swallowed. If that
happens, drink one or two glasses of milk or water, and induce vomiting.
See a doctor immediately.
Some users soak a tissue
with the liquid and insert into their nostrils. This is not advisable because
of irritation to the nose tissues and liquuid on the fingers can be transfered
to the eyes which is incredibly painful as the writer can testify !
Since they both act similarly
on the body, Poppers and Viagra® should not be
mixed! (Both cause a drop
in blood pressure, which can be dangerous. Viagra®
comes with a package insert
that explains this. Please read it if you are a
Viagra® user!). People
with heart problems should avoid the use of poppers.
Although we cannot know the
laws of every country in the world,we believe that possession or use of
poppers is not illegal in theUnited States, United-Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands,
Japan, France, Switzerland or most other countries. It is a good idea to
check the status where you live or intend visiting. If in doubt, leave
them at home !
Used with care, poppers can
be pleasurable and safe.
The above information is
extracted from the website www.poppers.to
This Company offers branded products mostly of US origin and the site also
contains more detailed information.
ANOTHER VERY GOOD WEBSITE
FULL OF INFORMATION ABOUT POPPERS IS AT