Poppers?

Posted:
in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
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?
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  • Reply 1 of 29
    "Some pizza shooters, shrimp poppers, or extreme fajitas?"



    From what I can remember of what I've read, they're not particularly healthy. You've looked at Erowid's pages, right?
  • Reply 2 of 29
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    Quote:

    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.
  • Reply 3 of 29
    crazychestercrazychester Posts: 1,339member
    Funnily enough, I was talking about amyl nitrate to somebody just the other day. It was know as "rush" here. Used to be available in sex shops. Don't know about now. Like adda, I haven't heard much about it since the eighties. You inhaled it out of small bottles. Didn't do much for me. Maybe it would have worked better if I was a gay man.



    Or maybe I just didn't have enough......
  • Reply 4 of 29
    We used to sniff amyl nitrate when we were 14 and couldn't get any other drugs.



    Makes you feel weird for about nineteen seconds, and then gives you a splitting headache. I wouldn't like to reach for it on the point of orgasm and risk spilling it.



    Used to be quite fun in a sort of evil way. Haven't taken it for over half my life, thank the lord.
  • Reply 5 of 29
    onyx-pbonyx-pb Posts: 26member
    Don't try sniffing it when on the dancefloor... A friend did this a got nudged (pushed) and it went all over his nose. His face was in blisters for weeks, it really is quite caustic stuff, oh and it's really flammable!!!!!



    Point of interest (or maybe not), it used to be available in clubs over here but it was advertised as... Room De-odouriser.



    Bad headaches and big chance of a heart attack! Is it worth it for a 20 second high? I'd stick to the healthier illegal drugs :-)
  • Reply 6 of 29
    havanashavanas Posts: 99member
    I used to work at a video/magazine/comic book store in Savannah, GA that shall remain nameless.



    A large portion of sales were from the porno section in the back.

    Under the counter we also had a variety lubricants (WET), the occasional dildo (never sold one), and Amyl Nitrite (or as it was labeled... video head cleaner).



    Two fun memories....



    One was the time one of the white-out sized little jars broke... and me and the girl workin there were gettin a bit loopy....weeeeeeee.



    The other was when one of the random art students (I'm a SCAD alumni) came in and asked if we had any video tape head cleaner.... which was the password for it... I wasn't sure if he just wanted a tape cleaner to fix his VCR or wanted tah get high. Generally the stuff was bought by the older gay clientele, so I answered in the negatory to avoid what im sure mighta been a weird situation. Either way the kid looked disapointed. heh.
  • Reply 7 of 29
    burningwheelburningwheel Posts: 1,827member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Hassan i Sabbah

    We used to sniff amyl nitrate when we were 14 and couldn't get any other drugs.



    Makes you feel weird for about nineteen seconds, and then gives you a splitting headache. I wouldn't like to reach for it on the point of orgasm and risk spilling it.



    Used to be quite fun in a sort of evil way. Haven't taken it for over half my life, thank the lord.




    19 seconds! you timed it!
  • Reply 8 of 29
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    Quote:

    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?




    Didn't you know what that song "Animal Nitrate" is about. Shame on you.
  • Reply 9 of 29
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
    I love poppers. There's a steak house here in town that offers them as an appetizer?a pepper stuffed with cream cheese and deep fried, then dipped in jalapeno jelly. Mmmmm.



    Oh. Wait. Nevermind.
  • Reply 10 of 29
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by midwinter

    I love poppers. There's a steak house here in town that offers them as an appetizer?a pepper stuffed with cream cheese and deep fried, then dipped in jalapeno jelly. Mmmmm.



    Oh. Wait. Nevermind.




    Man. Just flashed on Midwinter surging to his feet at his restaurant table, scattering dishes and bellowing "I'm the king of the fuckin' world!", his nose covered in cream cheese and jalapeno jelly...
  • Reply 11 of 29
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by addabox

    Man. Just flashed on Midwinter surging to his feet at his restaurant table, scattering dishes and bellowing "I'm the king of the fuckin' world!", his nose covered in cream cheese and jalapeno jelly...



    Shit. I didn't think anyone saw that.
  • Reply 12 of 29
    ...before sitting back down suddenly after nineteen seconds, clutching his head, his face green.
  • Reply 13 of 29
    xoolxool Posts: 2,460member
    Only poppers I've had are the edible kind, which is what I thought the thread was about until I started reading.



    General words of wisdom: If its organic, don't panic.
  • Reply 14 of 29
    vox barbaravox barbara Posts: 2,021member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by crazychester

    Funnily enough, I was talking about amyl nitrate to somebody just the other day. It was know as "rush" here. Used to be available in sex shops. Don't know about now. Like adda, I haven't heard much about it since the eighties. You inhaled it out of small bottles. Didn't do much for me. Maybe it would have worked better if I was a gay man.



    Or maybe I just didn't have enough......




    The delitescent appears again, vividly

    than ever, my pleasure. *knock* *knock*



    Btw, what sorta threads do you pitch in?!
  • Reply 15 of 29
    crazychestercrazychester Posts: 1,339member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Vox Barbara

    The delitescent appears again, vividly

    than ever, my pleasure. *knock* *knock*



    Btw, what sorta threads do you pitch in?!




    My dear Vox Barbara, I may have surprised you once with geisterstunde, but I'm damned if I know how a German speaker comes out with an English word I have to look up in the dictionary.



    I would normally estimate my VB Incomprehensibility Factor is only slightly less than my Powerdoc Incomprehensibility Factor of 10%. But if you're going to confuse me with words from my own language, I may need to reassess the situation.
  • Reply 16 of 29
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
    'Tis a fine word, ain't it? So much finer than the gerundive "lurking."
  • Reply 17 of 29
    vox barbaravox barbara Posts: 2,021member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by crazychester

    My dear Vox Barbara, I may have surprised you once with geisterstunde, but I'm damned if I know how a German speaker comes out with an English word I have to look up in the dictionary.



    I would normally estimate my VB Incomprehensibility Factor is only slightly less than my Powerdoc Incomprehensibility Factor of 10%. But if you're going to confuse me with words from my own language, I may need to reassess the situation.




    My ex-canadian girlfriend (*snif*) used it once in a while.

    Granted i had to look it up the very first time too.



    Anyway, i am just a rover boy you know.



    warmly
  • Reply 18 of 29
    spyderspyder Posts: 170member
    Sounds kinda like nitrous. Me and my friends buy that occasionally from the porn store. "Whip cream cartridges" they make you call them, lol. Anyways, point being, it's nuts, and only lasts about 6 seconds, and you want more right after. I tend to try and stay away from it.
  • Reply 19 of 29
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    New series on Fox: "The Delitescent", about a popper addled crime fighter who rarely gets out of the house....
  • Reply 20 of 29
    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by addabox

    New series on Fox: "The Delitescent", about a popper addled crime fighter who rarely gets out of the house....



    no no no. A GROUP of popper-addled crime fighters who rarely get out of the house who are judged by a panel including Donald Trump, Paris Hilton, and a snarky British guy.
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