If you are a queer person, sex can be pretty frightening because we aren’t taught about safe sexual practices during sex ed in school. Sex ed should be available in all schools and should be more inclusive in teaching the younger generation about safe practices.
Ah, poppers! Some of you use it from time to time for fun, some of you are addicted to it, and some of you can’t fuck without it. So, what is this liquid with a funny smell? We explain it to you in 10 key points. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn more about poppers.
Its real name is, in fact, alkyl nitrite, a vasodilator molecule which has the property of dilating blood vessels. Poppers thus allow a vital blood flow from the heart to the brain. They have long been used in medicine to treat certain heart diseases such as angina pectoris. Today, they are used in a more “recreational” context for their euphoric effects.
They allow to relax and exacerbate the sexual desire thanks to their effect of release. The most famous is the famous Jungle Juice. The name “poppers” comes from the fact that it was preserved in ampoules whose opening made a kind of “pop” at the opening.
Poppers acts on the so-called smooth muscles, including the sphincter. This is why it has the reputation of being useful in case of penetration. Moreover, it causes the dilation of blood vessels and increases your heart rate; that’s the famous feeling of euphoria after inhalation.
In use since the ’70s
Poppers became popular in the 70s, first in the night world, popularized because of their euphoric effect but without the risks of a hard drug. It was, therefore, common to see it at parties. In the ’90s, poppers reached the growing gay rave scene. Since then, poppers have been democratized thanks to the internet and are even used beyond the gay community.
Without risk, but be cautious
Poppers are above all chemical products. They do not present any particular danger but must be used with care. They should not be swallowed, injected or brought into contact with mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, anus, etc.). If poppers come into contact with the eyes or mucous membranes, it is imperative to wash the affected areas with plenty of cold water and contact the nearest hospital emergency room or the nearest anti-poison center.
The use of poppers is formally contraindicated for anyone with asthma or who has taken erectile medication (such as Viagra or Cialis.) Poppers are also vasodilators, so their use is not recommended for people with heart problems. Poppers are also highly flammable chemicals and potentially explosive when in contact with a flame.
More and more used
According to a recent American study, only 3% of the population declared having used poppers at least once. That’s less than any marijuana-type drug. This is quite logical because even though it is legal, the use of poppers has long been limited to gay men. Today, however, poppers are becoming more and more popular even among heterosexuals, with the new generation mixing the codes.
There is no danger in itself, but the nostrils are fragile mucous membranes, take care not to pour product into the nose. Most poppers manufacturers recommend using it in a clean, well-ventilated, dry room and not inhaling the vapors directly into the nostril. These recommendations are generally not followed.
More or less strong
There are several types of poppers that differ according to their chemical formula: isopropyl nitrites, pentyl nitrites, amyl nitrites and butyl nitrites. Some poppers mix several of these molecules. Isopropyl nitrites are known to be the mildest. Amyl nitrites are known to be the strongest with an immediate effect. Pentyl nitrites are less potent than amyl, but their effect lasts longer and evaporates more slowly. Butyl nitrites are, them, banned in Europe since 2017.
Also, the choice of its poppers depends on what one expects of it. Our team has tested and validated all the poppers offered on our site. They have been manufactured and packaged in compliance with European legislation and can be purchased with confidence. For those who are undecided, we offer mixed batches that allow you to test the different brands and select those that are most suitable.
Not a drug
Poppers are not considered a drug because it is not dangerous and does not cause addiction. Thus, the sale of poppers has been authorized in France since June 3, 2013. Only butyl nitrite-based poppers are prohibited. Of course, all the poppers offered on our site are authorized for sale on French territory. Please note: nationals of countries outside of France should consult the legislation of their respective countries before ordering poppers on our site.
The small bottle (8ml, 10ml or 15ml) can slip very easily into a trouser pocket and can therefore be carried very easily. The large bottle (25ml or 30ml) is intended for large consumers who prefer to take advantage of a wider neck for a stronger diffusion.
But the large bottle contains more product, which will deteriorate more if it is not used quickly. Therefore, I advise small bottles for occasional users or those who want a popper that is always effective. And I advise the big bottles for the long sessions.
Minimal side effects
All the poppers we offer on the site have been designed with the most stable components possible. They do not hurt the head. However, for those who are prone to headaches, I recommend opting for pentyl nitrite-based poppers. You should know that poppers tend to deteriorate over time when the bottle is opened. I also advise not to keep a bottle of poppers for more than a month after it is first opened.
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