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Have you heard of the liquid incense that makes you relaxed such as the popular brand Amsterdam poppers? The one that might help you be a star on the dance floor? The one that brings fireworks in the bedroom? We are talking about poppers and yes, they do just that: they relax you and give a fuzzy feeling of freedom that removes your judgmental censoring little self from your body and mind.
What exactly are Amsterdam poppers?
Poppers is the popular term for a substance made of alkyl nitrites, mostly isopropyl nitrite and isobutyl nitrite. Their main attribute is that they open blood vessels leading to a decreased blood pressure and increased blood flow through your body. Once you inhale them, you get warm all over and you feel particularly warm in the head. If you think you are blushing, you probably are. Basically after taking poppers you get extra relaxed and maybe a little dizzy. In short, you experience being high. The effect is very intense, but usually lasts a short time, sometimes less than a minute.
Do poppers make you pop?
No, their name doesn’t refer to you popping, although you will feel like letting go and you will certainly feel your body opening to new experiences. They started being used in the 1960s’ when alkyl nitrite was thought to cure heart diseases. It came in glass capsules that were “popped” open to release the substance that would be inhaled by patients.
Amsterdam Poppers nowadays
The days when people took poppers to alleviate angina have passed, but poppers is still popular. It was rediscovered during the disco era due to its main two characteristics: intensifying sexual pleasure and enhancing the perception of light and sound. This led to a collective use and it was often sprayed in the air during rave parties leading to a communal euphoria. Poppers were mostly popular in the gay community and they were a common substance used during sex.
They still remain to this day the go-to substance to enhance pleasure in the bedroom. And not only in the gay community. Both man and women of all sexual orientations nowadays use poppers as an aphrodisiac. It is because poppers are said to relieve inhibitions and increase sensitivity to touch, deepening the experience both on physical and psychical level.
And yes, partygoers still enjoy poppers. The dancing and socializing experience is intensified by the same loss of inhibitions and the unique perception of colors and music. Another reason is that the everyday hassle of life is pushed away and that makes people live in that precise moment.
What types of poppers are out there?
There is a variety of poppers with brands like Buzz, Rush, Deep, Jungle Juice, Brazil and many others. They vary in composition (based on isopropyl or isobutyl nitrite) leading to variations in effects, intensity and duration. One of the most popular is Europe-based Amsterdam poppers. It is no wonder that this particular brand takes the name of the world’s sex capital, as it promises intense sexual experiences. This liquid aroma’s effect is immediate, but they are not inhaled directly from the bottle, but released in the room air.
Where can you find Amsterdam poppers?
Although in some countries poppers can be found in sex shops, tobacco shops the easiest way to acquire poppers is online and in head shops.