Originally posted by tonton
Has anyone heard of this? This is a sex and drug topic, so those underage or easily offended should leave.
Apparently they are nitrate fumes that you inhale to enhance orgasm, and they're legal, at least in places.
Negative effects include headaches and diziness.
Does anyone know anything about this? Anyone ever tried it?
They were huge in the the gay community out here around SF in the early 80s, so much so that for a while they were considered a possible cause of what would come to be known as AIDS.
Amyl nitrite is a powerful vasorelaxer, the rush coming from a whole lot of oxygen rich blood hitting your brain at once. It only lasts a few moments, but quite the few moments they are (accounting for their popularity as a strategic adjunct to sex).
The down side is that the hit lasts only a few seconds, and if you are a high seeking lunatic (as I was) you WANT TO GO AGAIN RIGHT NOW!
Which is fine and dandy, but each round is quite the slam to your cardiovascular system.
So: fun, use in moderation, and not at all if you have any heart issues, including arrhythmia, hypertension, family history of stroke, etc.
At the height of their popularity out here they were linked to a goodly number of heart attacks, and that was within a generally young and fit population.