Feb 03

The New “Poppers” Are Not What You Think

Hey guys,

Poppers iconI’ve recently had brought to my attention an article on accidentalbrear.com titled;

“The New “Poppers” Are Not What You Think| Huffing as an Emergent Health Concern Among MSM Substance Users”

At first glance it looked like some new ‘Poppers’ health scare from a pseudo-scientific study that’s been done somewhere.  On closer inspection it seems as though the article is about ‘Ethyl chloride’ and solvent abuse.  It’s not entirely clear as I can’t seem to find the substance mentioned anywhere in the article but they do mention a brand name of “Maximum Impact” which I think has been discussed in the forum somewhere.

Here’s the full article below for you.

What’s That I Smell? The New “Poppers” Are Not What You Think

by Routledge Journals

While it is widely known that “huffing” –  inhaling organic solvents or propellants to achieve a “high” – is extremely dangerous, new products being sold as “poppers” and distributed throughout the US,  primarily to men who have sex with men (MSM), actually contain harmful solvents and propellants and pose the same health risks as huffing. In their article titled “Sometimes Poppers Are Not Poppers: Huffing as an Emergent Health Concern among MSM Substance Users”, authors Timothy M. Hall MD PhD, Steven Shoptaw PhD, and Cathy J. Reback PhD point out that these products marketed as “poppers” are not equivalent to conventional poppers, which are based on alkyl nitrites and related to the medication amyl nitrite.  Traditional poppers, originally garnering the nickname through glass ampoules that “popped”, have been popular among MSM due to its mild psychoactive effects and relaxing of smooth muscle, used to enhance sexual experience. The new products, with exciting and enticing brand names such as “Maximum Impact” can instead cause the damaging health effects associated with less benign inhalants – a rare but fatal arrhythmia in some individuals known as “sudden sniffing death”, delirium in the short term, potentially permanent impairment in memory and executive functioning, and neuropathy.

There has been essentially no recognition in the LGBT or mainstream press about these huffing solvents now being marketed as “poppers”.  These substances received little attention in addiction textbooks, and searches in PubMed and Google fail to turn up systematic reporting on the issue. The use of these inhalants was found by the authors to be on the rise, however, when surveying Los Angeles informants, searching internet sites, and reading drug-related message boards.  Depictions of huffing poppers have been seen in MSM-oriented online pornography since 2010.

MSM can easily be introduced to these products through sexual partners without realising the substances they are inhaling.  Clinicians must also recognize the increased risk in inhaling solvents over alkyl nitrite.  To emphasize the need for education about these potentially dangerous “poppers”, Timothy M. Hall MD PhD has stated, “Clinicians are taught almost nothing about regular nitrite poppers. They’re little more than a footnote at the back of most addiction textbooks, lumped in with sniffing glue and huffing aerosols, even though the physiologic effects are quite different. Gay and bisexual men, on the other hand, have little exposure to huffing but tend to think of nitrite poppers as fairly benign. There’s a real risk here for MSM to be taking a much more harmful substance than they’re expecting, and for clinicians not to recognize the difference.”

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Nov 01

UK Ban on Poppers?

Hi guys,Ccock and Poppers

Below is an article from ‘Pink News’ a couple of days ago regarding the Government thinking of a blanket ban on ‘legal highs’ which could include poppers.


The Home Office has told PinkNews that it’s “too early” to say if further restrictions are to be placed on the use of poppers, following the publication of a report into legal highs.

The report has called for a blanket ban on all brain-altering drugs in a bid to tackle legal highs.

The government said it will consider legislation introduced in Ireland four years ago that bans the sale of all “psychoactive” substances but exempts some, such as alcohol and tobacco.

It is illegal to sell amyl nitrite (poppers) for human consumption in the UK but they are often sold in sex shops and gay venues as “air fresheners”.

On Thursday, the Home Office told PinkNews that it was “too early” to say if further restrictions would include poppers and that the scope of a potential blanket ban on legal highs was “still to be decided”.

The intoxicating nature of poppers, risks to health and potential social harms, are all issues that need to be considered, officials said.

In July, the Home Office released the latest official figures on drug use in England & Wales.

It showed that drug use in the past year amongst gay and bisexual men was three times higher (33%) than use amongst heterosexual men (11.1%). For lesbian and bisexual women use was more than four times as high (22.9%) than for heterosexual women (5.1%).

Just as for heterosexuals, the most commonly used illicit drug amongst LGB people is cannabis, used by around 1 in 5 gay or bi men, and 1 in 6 lesbian or bi women.

Poppers are the second most commonly used drug by gay and bi men, and 25 times more common than amongst straight men.

A separate report published by the Home Office today found that there is “no obvious” link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use.

Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Norman Baker said the report, comparing the UK with other countries, should end “mindless rhetoric” on drugs policy.

He accused the Conservatives of “suppressing” the findings for months.

Tory MP Michael Ellis said the Lib Dems had “hijacked” it for political gain.

Lib Dem Crime and Prevention Minister Norman Baker said: “The Liberal Democrats believe drugs policy should be based on evidence, not dogma or the desire to sound tough. If you are anti-drugs you should be pro-reform.

“For too long successive governments have been unwilling to look at the evidence. This comprehensive report shows that other ways of tackling drug addiction and supply can save lives and cut crime.

“It’s time for a radical change in British drugs policy. The fact is we should spend more time and effort cracking down on the Mr Bigs’ and criminal gangs who traffic drugs than users and addicts who should be helped to recover, not put behind bars.”

A Home Office spokesperson said: “This government has absolutely no intention of decriminalising drugs.

“Our drugs strategy is working and there is a long-term downward trend in drug misuse in the UK.”

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Sep 25

PWD Back in business?

PWD Poppers

Looks like the PWD brands are trying to come back after all this time.

Who owns it now?

Do they have the ‘original recipe’?

Do they have the right setup for producing it?

Why come back now?

Has someone just bought the rights to the brands?

After all this time it looks like PWD brands are trying to be resurrected. Will they ever be the same or is it too little too late?


If anyone knows the answers to these questions then leave a comment here or join the discussion in the Forum [Popper retail experiences].


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May 16

Spring Sale

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May 16

Advertising on PoppersPlace

Hi guys,

Just a reminder that advertising your our products and webpages is not allowed in the forum.  Genuine customer reviews only!  If you wish to advertise on this site then you must pay for it by contacting us.  Advertising here is not expensive, and violating this request will result in all your forum posts being removed and your membership suspended.

Adds can be in the form of a ‘Post’ at present and we are introducing a banner add system on the site shortly.  All advertising will be considered for inclusion on the site including Poppers advertising and other associated services.


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Apr 22

Making Poppers-Washing & Drying

Hi Guys,

Have a loot at the video below.  Basically it’s showing the process of washing and drying the nitrites after production.

The saturated saline solution cleans the nitrites and the addition of the bicarbonate of soda neutralizes the remaining acid.After this stage the final remaining nitrites are dried with anhydrous magnesium sulfate.


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Apr 13

Videos & Pics

Hi Guys,

I’ve got a few videos to post soon.  Just doing a little editing.  They will be showing a simple washing & drying process for nitrites.

Keep posted…

There is also a new section with pics of Popper use.  Feel free to upload any pics you have of Poppers use.  It’s still in a trial stage with the gallery so things might not work perfectly at the minute.  All pictures will need moderating so after a pic upload it may take a few days before you see them in the Gallery.

If you have any issues with it then please let us know via the contact page.


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Feb 15

Body Fluids!

Hi Guys!

I just came across this fascinating piece of information and I thought I might share it with you.  Is it Poppers related? Err, no not really but you could argue the information could be used to compare the amount of spunk produced after a sniffing Poppers against that produced normally.  I’m betting It’d be twice as much with Poppers!


Here’s how we came up with the numbers:

According to Discovery Health, one person produces five to ten ounces of basal tears—the constant tears in our eyes that keep them from drying out—a day. On average, that’s 7.5 ounces a day, which equates to 21.4 gallons a year.

Per the World Health Organization, men produce an average of 1.5 milliliters of semen every time they have sex. And using research from the Kinsey Institute, we determined that a 33-year-old man has sex an average of 89 times a year. That comes to 4.5 ounces a year, or exactly three shots worth of your favorite liquor.

According to the Mercer University School of Medicine, the average person pees anywhere from 750 to 2,000 milliliters of urine every day, which averages out to 1,375 milliliters. That means you pee somewhere around 501,875 milliliters, which equates to about 132 gallons—enough to fill six average-sized bathtubs that hold around 21 gallons each.

According to the book The Truth About Poop, people produce one ounce of poop for each 12 pounds of their body weight. And the National Center for Health Statistics says the average weight for an adult male in the United States is 189.8 pounds. That means the average man produces 360 pounds of poop a year—almost one whole pound a day. Want an easy visualization? That was the playing weight of Minnesota Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie in 2010.

An average person sweats between 1.5 to 2 liters per hour during exercise, according to Chad M. Kerksick, Ph.D., an assistant professor of exercise physiology at the University of Oklahoma. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends getting at least 150 minutes (or 2.5 hours) of moderate aerobic activity a week. That comes out to 130 hours per year, or roughly 227 liters. That’s as good as 60 gallons, enough to fill 3.24 gas tanks in America’s most popular car, the Honda Accord.

Though there’s much debate about the amount of saliva one healthy person produces each day, Mark Davidson, M.D., a gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills, pegs it at around one liter. So if the average person produces 365 liters of saliva a year, that’s more than 96 gallons a year. And since there are 42 gallons in 1 U.S. crude oil barrel, that means you spit around 2.3 barrels a year. What oil crisis?

Read more at Men’s Health: http://blogs.menshealth.com
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