I’ve gotten a few questions from you guys about poppers after I mentioned them in a post. I wanted to give some good information on what they are, how they are used, and what the effects/side effects are. All of this info comes from either my experience or from the internet.
Poppers are a chemical solution that is huffed during sex. Their popularity began in the 70’s disco culture and have been around since. It is a mix of chemicals in liquid form packaged in a small or large bottle, or at times in an aerosol spray can. I have personally only ever used the bottles of liquid. To use them, the open bottle is placed under one of your nostrils, the other nostril is pressed closed with your other hand, and you inhale the fumes. You then repeat with the other hand.
Almost immediately after inhaling the fumes, the effects begin to take effect. The fumes from the poppers cause you heart rate to increase, causing an increase in blood circulation and a surge of blood to the heart and brain. Your skin heats up, you get giddy, and you experience heightened sensual awareness, (head rush). For some, it can even seem as though time has slowed. These effects only last for a few minutes after each time you inhale so they are brief, but they are very intense. Sex feels incredible with poppers.
Now for the negatives. When using poppers, ONLY INHALE THE FUMES. Inhaling the liquid or ingesting it can not only make you incredibly sick, but can also prove fatal. Also be careful not to spill it on your skin. The liquid itself can give you a chemical burn. If your hands are all lubed and slippery and you have a hard time grasping the bottle, use a towel or rag to pick up and handle the bottle so that you don’t spill it on yourself. The most common (and in my opinion irritating) side effect is that poppers can give you an AWFUL headache after use. If I use them lightly I usually have no problem, but after some of my more intense and lengthy play sessions with me huffing every 5-10 for an hour or so, the headache after was no joke. A most unfortunate side effect, but totally worth it if you ask me.
The most extreme side effect to worry about is death. If you use poppers with certain medications, Viagra is one, the sudden drop in blood pressure from the mixture of the two can cause instant death. If you are taking any kind of medication, do your research first and make sure its safe for you to use poppers. (Big thanks to masscracc for pointing this important point out to me!)
There are also some legal issues with poppers. Each country has it own laws surrounding poppers, with some brands being banned or poppers being banned all together. This is due to every brand using different ingredients. For example, my favorite brand Rush was recently taken off the shelves due to a ban on one of its main ingredients. Thankfully, the company reconfigured their formula and now its back on the shelves. The best way to know if they are available in your area is to go to your local sex shop and ask if they have bottles of “Video Head Cleaner”. If they don’t, do some digging and find out if they are even allowed to be sold. If not just do what I do and order them online. It’s cheaper anyway!
Hope this info is helpful to your curious minds! If you haven’t ever used poppers and are interested in doing so, I HIGHLY ADVISE trying them with someone who is familiar with them. It’s just safer that way.
Great advice for those that are sexually active and use poppers. Also, be careful what you’re mixing. Sex should be enjoyable in the first place, you shouldn’t be having to use so many methods to get off anyways.