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Amyl nitrate has to be one of the dirtiest substances around! It's used medically to treat some heart conditions and cyanide poisoning(cyanide constricts blood flow, and amyl is a vasodilator. Its also a muscle relaxant, making it much beloved of the gay community - think about it!)
It's quite a hardcore, if shortacting stimulant, making it popular on the club scene for intensifying E rushes. It increases the pulse and lowers blood pressure, making it a good drug to take if you want to knacker your heart in style(there have been a number of deaths. How this stuff is still legal is beyond me!). It also intensifies orgasm if timed right!
Amyl is one of those things that people either love or hate, and as you've probably gathered I'm not a fan! 30 seconds of purple followed by a splitting headache isn't my idea of a bargain, and it smells vile - it really pisses me off when people start sniffing it on the dancefloor, tantamount to spiking in my book, plus I get a headache just by being near the stuff! Mind you, I'm a heavy smoker, so in no position to judge! Each to their own...just use carefully and with respect!
You're lucky BA! Maybe it was cleaner back in the day, especially if it was on 'script - pharmaceutical grade generally being a lot cleaner than 'street' as a rule. I suppose it's also possible that U.S. amyl is cleaner than U.K. amyl...Amyl headache is very common this side of the pond.
Out of interest, and sorry if it's too personal, but what was it prescribed for?
havent you seen fear and loathing? "This man has a bad heart. angina pectoris". Amyls are prescribed for angina pectoris which is a sharp pain in the heart. Rush used to be amyl nitrite that was sold with out prescripition. Then the chemical got outlawed for a few years and the companies stopped selling them but they just reintroduced rush. Only now its not amyl nitrite its butyl and isobutyl nitrite.Ive done prescription amyls and the smell is different plus they make me laugh just a little more.Rush and butyl nitrites have more of a solvent smell but the effects are almost identical. i think theyr a blast
isobutyl is supposedly stronger. poppers have got very popular in the last few years round my way. maybe cuz our generation got used to sniffing dirty solvents at school.... anyway i would recomend poppers to anyone who enjoys a quick, easy high. yes, its known as the drug for gay men but it can also be hugely benficial to hetorosexual sex aswell as providing a nice rush.
NOTE: Doctors are currently advising that poppers should not be taken with viagra as this can be extremely dangerous. Furthermore, furthermore people with blood pressure/heart problems or anaemia etc. should not take poppers.
Poppers are illegal to sell for human consumption, however if you buy "video head cleaner" that is an alkyl nitrite, it's legal in most if not all countries. There aren't too many health concerns assuming you are a healthy person, however they drop blood pressure and relax smooth muscles... if you are on certain meds or have hypotension then some issues could arise...
hey are poppers the thing that they used in "fear and loathing in las vegas" while in the car driving. It certainly seems like thats what they were using unless it was just something like ammonia to wake you up if you pass out.
Hey Hyperreal, Poppers are NEVER a alkyl nitrate. Period! Learn the difference between a nitrite and a nitrate. Also, do you mindexplaining what you mean by neurotoxic in your statement? In what way is a alkyl nitrite toxic to the nervous sytem?
I have always thought that poppers were amyl nitrate as it says here. However,another source says that they are indeed part of a "class of compounds called the alkylnitrites.
There was even a UK punk rock singer called Amyl Nitrate! They are popular with the gay community, so I am told, as they relax your sphinctre.The inhalant hasa very short rush (like nitrous oxide) and can make you feel very sexually stimulated. The downside is that they give you an appalling headache!!!
Seems like you are probably both right!Edited by: enquirewithin
Last edited by enquirewithin; 23-02-2008 at 12:09.
The first link you gave has got it wrong too. Non-chemists has always mixed the two classes of compounds up. Check any serious scientific source and you'll se that it has always been the nitrites of the lower alcohols that has been used as poppers.
I've found some sites that sell poppers they are all sex toy sites btw, are these products effective for recreational use? also they advertise alkyl nitrite, ibsobutyl nitrite, amyl nitrite, propyl nitrite and cyclohexyl nitirite, which is the best?
I have made, and tried both isobutyl nitrite and isopropyl
nitrite. Isopropyl nitrite is easier and cheaper to make
(although it is dirt cheap if you make yourself) because isopropyl alcohol is easier to find and dissolves in water. Isobutyl I
found gives a slower, longer lasting, deeper, darker, dirtyier, nastier
rush/buz. Isopropyl also only works about 3x in a night whereas
isobutyl works 3 to 10x, This not only means more enjoyment but
does not leave the job 1/2 done.
Isopropyl smells very solventy & sweet and isobutyl smells less
sweet and not as solventy. I have heard that isoamyl nitrite
smells more like old socks.
i have found it best to keep this stuff in the freezer. It also
pays to decant smaller amounts for a couple of days at a time.
This stuff is very simmilar to nitrous oxide in effect, durration and
how they work chemicaly in you body. Once you try sex on nitrous
you will never let a girlfriend (or boyfriend) waste a bottle of
whipcream by applying it on ones self. I have not tried but I
think that nitrous will work more times in one night. It seems to
have less of the dirty crazy feeling that isobutyl and isopropyl
nitrite make. It may be a better choice if this is with someone
new that you would still like to respect ten minutes later. (yes the
stuff and what happens can be crazy nasty)
Nitrites and Nitrous are (very) mutually synergystic with pot.
Even if you smoked pot in the morning and no longer feel its effects -
the poppers will be 2x as much fun. If your actually stoned it is
10x. This said I have never had a problem though because of
dosage changeing due to weed. It is strange - it takes the same
amount to work, it just feels better.
Do not lie down after though - try to sit up. Its very difficult
to do because when you cum it wipes you out (like it normaly does but
10x). If you lye down you get a throbing head and it kind of
I would also recomend that since the rush only lasts a minute or two,
to ensure your with someone you trust or already have the condom
I am courous if anyone out there has compared the effects of other
nitrites? I wonder what kind of poppers polyalcohols would
Any of the nitrites are going to have the same effect, but some are
stronger than others. While most sites selling poppers are sex sites
for reasons already covered, there are a lot of headshops that sell
them and even a few sites dedicated solely to poppers.