This article was published on November 6th, 2014
Do you like to have an extra rush when you fuck—or even when you’re stroking one out on your own? How about when you try to take a big cock or experiment with your newest dildo or butt plug? Some men turn to poppers when they want/need that heightened sense of euphoria. But what are they exactly? Poppers are slang for alkyl nitrites, or amyl nitrites, which are generally used in air fresheners and certain electronic cleaners. At one point in time they came in little capsules that popped, hence the name.
Poppers relax the sphincter muscles of the anus, which makes it popular amongst bottoms who have difficultly taking tops that are bigger than they are accustomed to taking. Also, inhaling poppers dilates the blood vessels, which causes your blood pressure to drop and can cause an increased heart rate. This can give users to experience a heightened state of arousal, which usually lasts only a few minutes.
This enlargement of the blood vessels also opens the user up to the potential side effects, such as headache and impaired judgment. Another drawback is that constant state of flux that your blood vessels are in can inhibit your ability to maintain an erection. If you already suffer from erectile dysfunction, you might want to avoid using poppers, as this can worsen the symptoms. Initially, you will enjoy the euphoric effects, but they don’t last long. Most have to use them frequently during their sexual activities to prolong the effects. If you are prone to asthma, you could also open yourself up to breathing problems immediately following the use of poppers.
As with anything, you can use poppers as long as you moderate how much you inhale, and remember to use them either alone, or with someone you trust. Since there is a risk of impaired judgment, you should be leery of using them with someone you are unfamiliar with, as negative situations could arise.
When used safely, they can increase the pleasure felt during your sexual experiences, especially if you’re a bottom with a wickedly tight ass. Try using smaller doses at first, and work your way up. Starting balls-to-the-wall with poppers, right out of the gate, is not recommended. Another recommendation is experimenting with different brands, as no two bottles of poppers are exactly the same. They come in different strengths, and one may be better suited for you than another. Poppers are not safe to use with some substances, including Viagra, which could have fatal consequences. If you choose to sniff, do so with caution, know the risks, and be well-educated about what you are inhaling.