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Popper is a slang term for a type of drug. Usually isobutyl nitrite or amyl nitrate. It is often used as an inhalant to increase sexual pleasure. It is sold in small glass bottles in 10ml-30ml sizes.
Below are images of different popper types you can buy.
There are hundreds of types sold worldwide. Popularity is on the increase in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia and elsewhere.
Other types are Jungle Juice, Amsterdam, English and the wildly popular PWD line of Hardware, Bolt, Quicksilver and others.
Side effects of poppers
Using them as inhalants can result in a rapid drop in blood pressure. This can result in dizziness and sometimes headaches. It is not recommended to use poppers with erectile dysfunction drugs.
You should not use them while driving or operating machinery. This could result in injuries to yourself or someone else.
There have been no reported deaths or significant health issues reported from the use of poppers as a drug. Studies indicate that they are generally safe to use.
Are poppers legal?
It’s a gray area when it comes to the legality of poppers. The chemical can be sold and distributed in the US but it is considered unlawful to use them as a stimulant.
I have seen no reported prosecution for the sale of poppers. I have heard stories though of law enforcement confiscating them from some adult novelty stores (adult book stores).
If you need more information please feel free to kick around our website. We have some really excellent blog posts. Other sources of information are the wikipedia project and other online drug forums.