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Alkyl nitrites

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Alkyl nitrites, also called Poppers is the street term for various alkyl nitrites taken for recreational purposes through direct inhalation, particularly amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite, isopropyl nitrite and isobutyl nitrite. Amyl nitrite has a long history of safe medical use in treating angina, as well as an antidote to cyanide poisoning. Amyl nitrite and several other alkyl nitrites which are used in over-the-counter products, such as air fresheners and video head cleaners, are often inhaled with the goal of enhancing sexual pleasure. These products have also been part of the club culture from the 1970s disco scene to the 1980s and 1990s rave scene.

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The effects of Poppers

  • An initial head rush that lasts a couple of minutes.
  • Sniffing poppers during sex can make orgasms feel like they last longer. And some people say it enhances their erections.
  • May help relax anal sphincter muscles.


Price of Poppers

The prices of Poppers can vary from region to region. The prices given here are an average of street prices reported from 20 different parts of England.

  • £2 - £5 per bottle

Slang for Poppers

  • Ram
  • Thrust
  • Rock Hard
  • Kix
  • TNT
  • Liquid Gold