Poppers AromasPoppers have been associated with sex, the clubbing/rave scene and gays & transvestites for a long time. The aromas given off by substances such as amyl nitrate have a relaxing effect on smooth muscles around the body, including the anal sphincter muscle and many say that an orgasm is much more intense and longer lasting while inhaling the popper scent.

Amyl nitrite was discovered in 1857 and used to ease chest pains (angina). It used to come in small glass capsules that were popped open - hence poppers.

When the poppers aromas are inhaled there is an immediate drop in blood pressure because dilated blood vessels allow more blood to get to the heart, which leads to a sudden bodily feeling of warmth and a sensation of excitment that usually lasts several minutes, although some people become quite dizzy as a result.

There is much speculation as to whether it is legal or not to sell or use poppers as a recreational drug - this really comes down to how they are "advertised" and that's why you won't see them on the shelves or online labled as poppers, but they are sold as 'room odourisers'. This is because it is against the law to sell amyl nitrate or any of its derivitives as a product for human consumption such as for sniffing. It is not illegal to possess these little bottles of pleasure!

Some of the oldest and best known names are Bang!, Buzz, Rush and Pure Gold but today there is a huge range of aromas available in different strengths. Poppers or aromas aren't physically or psychologically addictive, therefore the possibility of getting hooked is negligable but as with any drug you must be careful of misuse - never swallow the contents as this can kill and it can burn if it comes in contact with your skin. It is not advised to use poppers if you also take viagra or have any heart complaint.