Poppers is a slang term for any liquid belonging to the alkyl nitrite family. Poppers can either be used to enhance sexual pleasure or to intensify the perception of sound and light. The liquid is administered by inhaling the content from a bottle that contains the liquid. Typically, it has a yellowish color and has a distinctive, fruity aroma. In today’s society, poppers are generally sold as liquid incense, room odorizer, and leather cleaner. Poppers are seen by many of the population as a “gay drug”. However, this is a very outdated view. While it is true that poppers manufacturers invested heavily in gay publications and the gay subcultures of the 1970s did embrace the locker room poppers such as Rush, Locker Room, and Ram, locker room poppers are now appealing to more than just the gay community. This is largely due to the appeal of the substance, as well as the vast array of benefits they offer to the user.
Locker room poppers are typically referred to as “leather cleaner”. This is what it must be called as in order to sell due to the fact that it is illegal to sell it for recreational use. These specific poppers are appealing to users due to their fruity smell. Compared to other poppers sold in the industry, locker room poppers have a much fruitier and sweeter smell. The sensation lingers for a while and works to get your brain hot. It also has a very strong effect. Locker room poppers are an inhalant that have a variety of benefits for the user. Most often, it is sold as ‘room odorizer’ or ‘leather cleaner’. It’s function is to loosen up all the involuntary muscles. Simply put, this allows tight objects to loosen up so that larger objects can easily be pushed into them without having to depend on a great deal of force. Not only are they able to loosen up involuntary muscles, they also affect one’s mind to enhance sexual pleasure after taking just one sniff.
These poppers are so appealing because the inhalable nitrites are possibly the nearest thing to a aphrodisiac. The nitrites ultimately have a disinhibiting effect when engaging in foreplay. This gives the user the ability to experience total skin-surface sensuality. When the poppers are inhaled shortly prior to orgasm, it is very possible that the user may experience a sense of acceleration and exhilaration. The perception of orgasm may also be perceived as prolonged, exalted, and intense.
Locker room poppers are vasodilators. They work to dilate blood vessels. They relax the muscles constricting your blood vessels which ultimately leads to a flushed sensation in your head and extremities, and also loosens your sphincter muscles. As a result of this, more blood enters the brain so that the user experiences a “head rush”. They also have the ability to relax smooth muscles throughout the body. This ultimately makes penetrative sex easier. In a mental sense, poppers are also able to intensify positive emotions and create a sense of well-being, and increase the sex drive of the user.