A legal but probably unsafe substitute for poppers (amyl nitrite) that is commonly sold in sex shops and more recently has started showing up at head shops. It's intended use is to speed up the heart rate which supposedly increases the intensity of the male orgasm (the only reason I state that gender specific is that I've honestly never heard of women using them.) They apparently cause incredibly painful headaches after the initial rush and when purchased wholesale come with a haz-mat sheet.

I think it's kind of a frightening symbol of people's attitudes about their sexual experiences when they're willing to huff a toxic solvent in pursuit of the better orgasm.

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