Articles Tagged : amyl nitrate

Rush Poppers | Solvents | Gay Lifestyle

The chemicals that would become today’s poppers were first discovered in the mid to late 18th century and it wasn’t until the 1970s that some in gay male community turned them into a party and sexual enhancer.  Since then, poppers have become popular with people across the sexuality spectrum and poppers are no more gay […]

What are Poppers Today and Are They Safe?

Most poppers sold in the United States today are actually solvent cleaners from a class of chemicals known as alkyl nitrites. The original poppers was a prescription medication, first discovered and used to treat the heart condition angina, called amyl nitrate.  Amyl nitrates were removed from the market when better medications were found.  Today, isobutyl […]

What Are Poppers and What Are the Safety Concerns

People often ask, “What are poppers?” and “Are poppers a drug?” First, let’s define the word drug.  The Google dictionary defines “drug” as: “a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.” If we use the definition, then yes, poppers are a drug, but using the […]

Gay Poppers?

Although the use of solvent cleaners as a sexual aide originated in the gay community, this use has spread throughout the heterosexual community as well, meaning that “gay poppers” isn’t a very accurate term in today’s world The original “poppers” were amyl nitrates that were prescribed for angina, a heart condition.  The medication came in […]