Sunday, September 27, 2009

Poppers are used for WHAT?

So every time I go to X-Tube, I noticed that most guys use this thing called Poppers. They sniff this little spray thing and have "relations".

But what does that do?

In all my escapades, I've never seen this. Someone said it helps them relax, but it's sex, you should be already relax and excited.

Apparently, this has been going on for years. Is this really needed in sex?
I guess, I'm looking for answers... Why do folks use this?


Unknown said...

The one time that I used Poppers I got an instant headache...

KAOS said...

I've tried it, at the behest of several bottoms. It had little, if any, effect on me, and as someone whose online vice is a nice drink, was a little too akin to snorting something like some scene trash.

Eric Arvin said...

I'm just as perplexed as you. I need to do some Googling.

Knowuthrume said...

I've seen it used during very aggressive and often uncomfortable, sexually activity. Consider the accommodation of atypical objects (e.g., fists, feet)..multiple or unusually large phalli.

Sozo's said...

Yes, I heard it's more for pain relief.

Anonymous said...

from wikipedia:

Inhaling nitrites relaxes smooth muscles throughout the body, including the sphincter muscles of the anus and the vagina. Smooth muscle surrounds the body's blood vessels and when relaxed causes these vessels to dilate resulting in an immediate increase in heart rate and blood flow throughout the body, producing a sensation of heat and excitement that usually lasts for a couple of minutes.

Alkyl nitrites are often used as a club drug or to enhance a sexual experience. The head rush, euphoria, and other sensations that result from the increased heart rate are often felt to increase sexual arousal and desire. At the same time, the relaxation of the sphincters of the anus and vagina can make penetration easier. It is widely reported that poppers can enhance and prolong orgasms.

While anecdotal evidence reveals that both men and women can find the experience of using poppers pleasurable, this experience is not universal; some men report that poppers can cause short-term erectile problems.

behrmark said...

Not only does it give me a headache but it smells like dirty socks. NOT conducive to my sexual arousal.

EMikeGarcia said...

I've tried it twice... I highly DON'T recommend them unless you're in a pinch and you have two seconds to shove a fist in your ass.

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Poppers used to be quite common back when I was having sex... I'm surprised to hear trends have changed so much. They are illegal in much of the US, and are therefore sold as "video head cleaner" or "room odorizers". They do give one a head rush and a sense of euphoria, and supposedly helped bottoms relax so they could take it, or take more. And BehrMark said it- they smell like dirty sweat socks and they give one a dastardly headache. Haven't even seen them in years!

Anonymous said...

Vasodialators. Expand blood flow and the uptake of oxygen and nutrients increases.

That said, I don't use them. Smells too much like electronics cleaning chemicals.

Anonymous said...

They used to call those things RUSH or Locker Room back in my day.

Never took them though, but know someone who did.

Daddy Squeeze Me! said...


Anonymous said...

I heard of it and never wanted to exp. it. Someone said it's like taking a bad drug. No way jose.

YvesPaul said...

Um, like Truthspew said. It's a vasodialator. It expands your blood vessel, makes you relaxed like a puddle of mud and for me it makes me hornier because it takes away some of my inhibitions. And yes, sometimes it gives me a headache afterwards.

It's not addictive and not essential but the expansion of blood vessels make it easier to transmit "certain" STIs. But I advocate for everyone to try everything once, especially when it's something relatively unharmful.

lelocolon said...

You did not know about POPPERS? Oh my goood, I do not have the medical language to explain it, but back in high school we used to sniff it, and it was both relaxing. yet it will give you a rush. The first time I tried it was on a Spanish literature class and the teacher was so boring that a classmate of mind popped one and we could not stop laughing. I guess since it was the first time that we were doing it, we could not believe the head rush against the body weakness. It had the same sensation that you have when you experience your first drop on a rollercoaster, the accelerating rush of your heart pounding with the feeling that your body could not move. I do not think they are addictive, Like I have never heard anyone say I am going to poppers anonymous. And the sensation of poppers wears off real quick, I guess that is why people stop using them, Yes some people have used it while doing sex, I myself included but I can not say that I enjoy it, or that I need it. However men that like getting fuck use it to relax their anal muscle. It is very common when FF. And yes drugs, including alcohol and sex, have a very tight connection. Look at heroin during the 60’s, and just recently crystal meth has been devastating for the queer community. I hope you got another take on poppers.

Anonymous said...

is it dangerous to sniff poppers . im not sure if I shud sniff it again .

Anonymous said...

I've bought poppers from and really enjoyed it, I felt very relaxed throughout my whole body

Anonymous said...

I use poppers all the time as my guy is very dominant and gets off on stretching my anus open with his fists and large objects I love the stuff it really turns me on and gets me going Ive had no side effects at all

Anonymous said...

I Use poppers every time, love the sensation and are fantastic for enjoying gay sex.
Either just sucking cocks....a quick sniff and it Instantly turns me on even more and I can deep throat most cocks, and full sex.
I'm a Bottom.
And don't use poppers to make the anal sex less painful, "anal sex isn't painful for me, its pure enjoyment "
Using poppers during sex increases the pleasure of being penetrated.
It also makes you more sexually charged.....turns you on even more than normal.
Which is why they can be associated with risky sex.
Drops your inhibition.

I use them in many scenarios, one on on sex, and gangbangs where I am the sole bottom.
Poppers help and increase the pleasure even more.
.....when sniffing poppers I could easily feel like I can take 100 guys in my ass and mouth !

That's the kind of pleasure and inhibition you get from poppers.
You want more cock, harder and longer.

My experience has been years of use as a bottom,
I find that Top guys can lose there erection.
And some guys can Cum a lot quicker once they have sniffed the poppers.

With regards to Cummings on poppers.
They do make the Orgasm more Intense....another great reason to use them.

For me, as Bottom who loves getting fucked,
Poppers are fantastic.

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