Nowadays everyone knows poppers are ‘the party drug of choice’. But how did they become ‘the party drug of choice’ when they were originally used as a poison antidote? We give you a step-by-step breakdown of how poppers became the life of the party, and why you too could become the life of the party using poppers.

What are poppers known for now?

Poppers are mostly used at clubs, parties and house parties to enhance and enjoy the experience and are also used by many during sex.

The use of poppers is more prevalent among the LGBTIQ community and people who use other party drugs. Although poppers are more popular among the LGBTIQ, everyone can enjoy them. Poppers are for everyone, they give you an enjoyable high that are not specifically for one type of person. Everyone should be able to enjoy them.

 

What were poppers originally used for?  

Amyl nitrite has been used for decades. Pharmaceutical-grade amyl was manufactured and sold in small glass capsules, which were crushed to release the vapour. This coined the name ‘poppers’, which came from the popping sound made from crushing the capsule.

Amyl nitrite was used to combat the effects of cyanide poisoning in the 1930’s. In the US, cyanide poisoning kits STILL contain amyl nitrite, which changes iron in the blood to a molecule that cyanide can bind to and then is excreted from the body.

It is less often used now because most cases of cyanide poisoning come from house fires rather than actual direct contact with the poison.

 

In Australia, poppers can be bought online.

 

What do they cost?

They vary from store to store, but you can get more info at our Poppers SHOP page.