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Snorting - best way to place the straw in one's nose for snorting

Discussion in 'Cocaine & Crack' started by daisy_bumbleroot, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. daisy_bumbleroot

    daisy_bumbleroot Silver Member

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    Dec 8, 2008
    Female from U.K.
    how far is swim supposed to push the straw / note up their nose?

    swim has discussed this with other people and no one is really sure.

    some people put it at the entrance of their nose, but Id have thought a lot of the powder would get caught in the nasal hairs, so i push it about 1.5cm in my nose.

    swims friend pushes it higher, but wont that bypass most of the membrane?

    also where is the best place in the nose to aim for? the inner walls? the roof (the bit nearest the outside of the nose)? the bottom of the nose? or does it really matter?
  2. vantranist

    vantranist Silver Member

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    Jun 23, 2006
    Male from antigua_and_barbuda
    Re: best way?

    Just snort the shit with a clean nose. And try not to snort it back into the throat to soon.

    Thats about it, you can't really mess it up, and it prob. doesn't make a big difference.
  3. sambrenn

    sambrenn Silver Member

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    Dec 20, 2009
    Male from U.S.A.
    Re: best way?

    swiy can do it either way. it doesn't really matter. swim knows people who like to push the staw/note really high up their noses, other prefers it smooth, at the entrance of their nose. swim likes it somewhere in between. i guess as soon as the coke touches your mucosa it's gonna work.
    yeah and don't snort it THAT hard..
  4. questforstarfish

    questforstarfish Silver Member

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    Mar 6, 2009
    Female from U.S.A.
    Re: best way?

    Yeah, swim puts it about a cm or so in, right at the entrance seems a little bit too low but honestly...any amount sticking to your hairs would be SO minimal it wouldn't really make a difference. Whatever swiyou're comfortable with works :)
  5. adam7050

    adam7050 Newbie

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    Jul 30, 2009
    45 y/o Male from colombia
    snorting but really not makin it up there?

    doing a little reading, and saw a diagram or or 2, showing the nasal passages.

    if some was a heavy user, daily for months, with very few 2-4 day breaks, it appeared that the upper passages would just remain clogged. if not remain clogged, probably would be most of the time anyway. does anyone know if that means that the cocaine is being ingested basically orally, or most of it anyway?
  6. beena

    beena Palladium Member

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    Mar 14, 2007
    38 y/o Female from U.K.
    SWIM doesn't think it really matters how far up one inserts the straw or tube before snorting, but she personally only inserts it a few millimetres which is plenty and she would suggest the most common and also most hygenic method, especially if using with other people.
    SWIY should press one nostril closed with SWIY's fingertips (obviously the other nostril than the one SWIY is using to snort!), and inhale reasonably hard. If SWIY does this then nasal hairs don't really come into the equation, ie don't cause a problem.
    Inserting the straw further up is unnecessary and unhygenic because if the nostril isn't clean then mucous is likely to build up in and around the straw. This isn't very pleasant whichever way you look at it. SWIY doesn't want to pass a straw to someone else covered in his own snot (SWIM presumes) and to be honest it doesn't look very nice either (SWIM doesn't think she would be too keen to be passed a straw by someone who has just had it half-way up their nose!).
    Nah, keep it simple, just insert it minimally and inhale hard. SWIY really shouldn't have any problems with this method: it isn't rocket science!
  7. mechvirus

    mechvirus Silver Member

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Female from Canada
    The rainbow trout wishes to inform you that sharing straws/bills for snorting can put a person at risk for blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, hep B, and hep C.

    She recommends keeping one's own straw, perhaps marking it with a dab of nail polish or something in order to avoid confusion.

    If one must share, on a scale of harm reduction, paper's better than plastic. Fluids such as nasal secretions which often contain traces of blood (perhaps not enough to see, but enough to pass viruses) are more likely to be drawn inside of the paper, whereas it would pool on the surface of a plastic straw. That being said, bills are pretty gross. They are handled by an uncountable number of people, and end up in some seriously unsanitary places.

    Instead of straws or bills, one could pick up a stack of stick-it notes (post-its, stickies, whatever you call them). One stack provides tons of them, so everybody can have their own. They are also quite easy to roll, as the sticky part provides a nice seal. And being paper, if shared, they are a little less likely to pass on viruses than a plastic straw.
  8. User-126494

    User-126494 Newbie

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    Oct 30, 2009
    Male from earth
    SWIM was listening to his hamster regarding this topic the other night. Mr Hamster likes to ramble on about all sorts of things he gets excited about.

    First, from a harm reduction point of view, Mr Hamster agrees with some of the other posters here and never shares straws, bills, or other implements which might me in contact with or even puncture the thin mucus membranes in his nose. This is a prime route for the transmission of the common cold virus, to more nasty things like Hep C. and possibly even AIDS, though he feels the latter is an outside chain, but still doesn't want to risk it. Besides, he thinks it's kind of gross to put something up his nose that some other, possibly very cute hamster, has had up her nose. After all you wouldn't want to blow your nose with someone else's handkerchief or vice-versa, just not a pleasant thought.

    Secondly, Mr Hamster, again thinking of harm reduction likes to get the implement up inside past the thinest part of his nasal septum. His theory is that any direct contact with this thin part of the septum is causing additional insult and injury beyond just what material from his hamster treats might be contained mucosa flowing down from the inner sinus cavities to the nasal opening.

    Another very important point Mr Hamster follows almost to the point of being anal retentive, is to make sure his hamster treats are ground into as fine a powder as possible, almost to a fine dust. This helps with absorption and he finds he is satisfied being able to use less because less is wasted. Also, since it is a very fine powder, he only needs to cover one nostril and inhale normally through the other where he has his favorite or handy implement. This dose two things, it keeps the noise down because he is inhaling as he would normally, and it also lets the dust (again ground as finely as possible) accumulate in the sinus cavities rather than hit the back of his throat or continue on into his lungs.

    SWIM thinks his hamster friend obsesses over things like this a bit too much, but also thinks that Mr Hamster may have some valid points. Mr Hamster is just trying to be thoughtful by passing this along and hopes it's helpful.

    wanderer added 4 Minutes and 52 Seconds later...

    SWIM forgot to mention one more thing his hamster told him, is that one should be careful and not shove too hard, and try to avoid puncturing the walls of the mucous membrane because they are fragile. Further, this may be difficult to determine since what's being inhaled is also a powerful local anesthetic. Nosebleeds are never any fun under any circumstances.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  9. Biff Tannen

    Biff Tannen Newbie

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    Dec 18, 2009
    Male from U.S.A.
    SWIM feels this is a good question, but like another SWIM said, just do it with a clean nose and SWIY should be good to go. SWIM usually inserts chosen snorting device about 1/2-3/4 inches up. After the nose becomes slightly clogged is when problems begin and it becomes more difficult to get a good draw.
  10. Needle

    Needle Newbie

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    Apr 21, 2010
    37 y/o Male from Canada
    Re: best way?

    Someone out there has gone "carpet fishing" in their nostril hairs, I just know it.