Health Alcohol and Drugs Poppers What are poppers?Poppers usually come in a small bottle and take the form of clear or straw-coloured liquid that resembles the odour of industrial glue. Inhaling the liquid’s vapour causes users to get a high from feeling a sudden rush of blood to the head. How do poppers affect my health?Poppers are highly acidic and will burn surfaces, especially skin and around your nostrils if you sniff them too close to the nose. Poppers are sometimes linked to risky sexual behaviour and, because of the intensity which you will feel when sniffing them, you may get too “lost in the moment” and forget to use a condom. As poppers expand your blood vessels inside the arse, the chance of anal bleeding increases and makes it easier for HIV to enter the blood stream. Poppers can also influence you to have rougher sex, like fisting, which also increases the chance of bleeding. Can I mix poppers with alcohol and other drugs?Mixing poppers with Viagra add extra strain to your heart which may be dangerous. Many people don’t experience this but it’s important to know that there is a risk you are taking when mixing the two. Some side effects include headaches, dizziness and nausea. Are poppers illegal?Possession and use of poppers is not illegal but supply can be an offense. What else is poppers known as?Snappers, liquid gold, high-tech, ram, high tech, thrust, locker room, hardware, kix, TNT and rock hard. What do I need to know if I am planning to take poppers?Poppers can give you an incredible head rush and intensify the passion with which you have sex. It’s known to relax your arse muscles and make it easier to get fucked. If you are going to sniff them, make sure you leave regular intervals so that you give your body time to rest. Don’t put the bottle too close to your nose because the liquid and fumes can burn your skin and don’t get the liquid in your eyes or other body parts for the same reason.