Poppers: Do You Know What They Are?

You have all probably all heard about poppers UK before, but how many of you really know what they are? If you want to ensure that your knowledge regarding poppers is correct, keep on reading this article – Today we are going to be explaining what poppers are, and what they do.

First of all let’s get one thing straight – Poppers are not illegal in every destination and those with concerns regarding the law should check whether they are allowed to be purchased in the country of living before going ahead to avoid getting in trouble. Some people believe that they are covered in the new blanket ban on legal highs, but this is not the case in every location.

What are poppers?

Poppers are a liquid belonging to the group of chemicals known as alkyl nitrates. Poppers are usually available for people to purchase in small bottles, containing a liquid form in which is then designed to be inhaled. Where are they sold?

Most commonly people choose to buy poppers online as this can allow for the greatest deals and for people to get the most out of their money. However they can be purchased in physical store too, with many sex shops, joke shops, music stores and pubs choosing to sell them to their customers.

What do poppers do?

Poppers open up blood vessels, increase blood flow and reduce blood pressure whilst increasing heart rate. Many people who have previously inhaled poppers report that they provide them with a warm sensation and a great head rush – Kind of a high. Poppers are also known to relax the muscles when inhaled, making them a great ‘sex drug’, especially amongst the gay male community. They are however perfect to use for many other things other than inhalation, including to clean record, odourise rooms and to remove nail polish. I bet you didn’t know that!

What are the side effects?

As with anything side effects from poppers vary from person to person. However, some of the most commonly reported side effects include headaches, faintness and addition. Not only this but those that inhale on a regular basis are said to get reactions on their nose and lip areas. Anyone taking poppers and experiencing any worrying side effects should contact a health professional straight away to make sure that everything is OK.

Safety warnings

Poppers should always be kept out of reach of not only children but everyone when not in use, with their lids tightened completely. They should also not be consumed or digested. Poppers should also never be around flames because they are highly flammable.

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