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Poppers donít work on me anymore

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Topic created by JFK
on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at 00:11

JFK said on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at 00:11...

I started using poppers two years ago. Started on once or twice a week just to jerk off. It became more often, May use it 4 times a week. But from almost 6 months ago. Poppers doesnít seem to work any more. I tried many different brands, same thing. My heartbeat is normal after sniffing, I donít get the rush and fun feeling from poppers anymore. And I get block nose sometimes for no reason at all, nostrils spray frees the nose block but does anyone lose popper rush feelings too? Or is just me?

Jako said on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at 12:12...

They changed the formula in 2007 from iso butyl to iso propy thats why poppers don't work anymore. Iso butyl gave you a strong pulse in the head followed by rapid heartbeat and then a smooth long lasting rush.

Anonymous said on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at 16:06...

"They?" Not everyone lives in the UK.

Jako said on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at 16:32...

When I say 'They' I mean European lawmakers banned Iso Butyl as they claimed it was carcinogenic. I think this could have influenced other countries outside the EU as good 'old style' poppers seem to be illusive.

jj said on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at 08:15...

try to dig around for some good ol amyl ;-)

Harry said on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 at 04:37...

I had this exact same problem myself. I started buying poppers again in 2015 and used them almost daily for a year, then one evening, boom, no effect. A brand new bottle would smell like old poppers to me and the effects stopped entirely.

My personal solution was to stop using completely for a month, then leave *at least* 3 days between sessions. I'm UK based so I started buying european poppers (amyl etc) to mix things up. I don't think I'll ever return to the mind-blowing long sessions I used to have and for some reason the first session on a brand new bottle is *always* underwhelming (however the 2nd time on that bottle onwards is good). I still enjoy poppers though, I just have to stop myself from overdoing it now!

Anonymous said on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 at 21:22...

Thanks Harry, Iím from new zealand. I donít think we have local poppers here. They are all imported. So which brand do you recommend? Do you have to use a new bottle every time? How is your everyday breathing?
Thanks

phil_toxic said on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at 22:14...

I have same problem,ive stopped for month and feeling still not back.should I just buy more bottles and put them all in a bigger container ive being using 50 ml without much effect,does the more poppers account to a better hit,or is this an irrelevant experiment?eg should I put 6-7 ml bottles(liquid gold propyle) into a 100ml bottle,or should I leeve extra air in bottle for fumes to gather like 200ml or 300ml bottles.also does it matter if im sniffing from plastic or glass bottles?does it weaken effect.

I have been using poppers for about two years and no more than once a week with 6-5 sniffs max,then moved to once every two weeks then 3 week.the point im trying to make is I think I have a tolerance without using mega or frequent amounts.i tried snakes butyle which is decent although doesn't blow my socks off like earlier sessions.

JFK said on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at 12:17...

I donít know. Iíll just wait for another month and give it a try again. If it doesnít work Iíll just quit on poppers. Whatís the point of spending that money if it doesnít do anything.

Harry said on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at 00:01...

A follow up to my earlier comment. So I just use a variety of different poppers in rotation, one bottle at a time, no particular brands, I'll go for different types. So I'm currently on an amyl bottle which when its finished, I've got a pentyl bottle lined up and then an iso propyl (I know that one's bad but I have no side effects on that personally). I'll usually go with a larger 25+ml bottle which can last a few sessions up to a month.

If you feel you have tolerance to poppers I can't stress this enough, if you open a new bottle and you have NO effects, don't throw away the bottle. Store it away and then a few days later try it again. I NEVER have any good effect on a new bottle these days, however trying again 3 or 4 days later, the 2nd (or 3rd) session on the same bottle improves a lot! Seriously, give it a try!

I think my body responds better to weaker poppers now so a previously opened bottle works for me. I do feel like the chemicals stay in my body a lot longer than they used to. I started daily excising last year and that speeds up my metabolism which helps I think.

Phil_toxic said on Sun, 12 Aug 2018 at 15:57...

Cheers harry wil give ur method a try,i always throw poppers away after little or no effect.

Agent Zed said on Fri, 24 May 2019 at 16:22...

I have just recently got a bottle and smelt it and didn't feel anything, my first time with any. Liquid Gold is the brand

Jimbo said on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 23:19...

These little brown bottles are still a mystery to me. There are times when they give me the most amazing sexual high and keep me on the edge of blowing my load to the point of exhaustion. Many times they are just DOA and do nothing. Iíve tried vacuum sealing to keep them fresh, freezer, prolonged abstinence, cleaning out my nostrils and there is no pattern.
If anyone has any ideas, Iím game.

Shotime12 said on Fri, 27 Sep 2019 at 11:20...

I have been having the same problem with poppers. I just recently tried soaking a rag and sniffing it. This seemed to do the trick. I think getting more air to the liquid helps the vapors release. I'm no scientist, but this worked for me. Hopefully it will keep on working!

Popper fan said on Fri, 4 Oct 2019 at 20:37...

Same thing here, i only recently got into poppers. I see a professional dominatrix and she made me sniff them for the first time, felt amazing and I felt off my face, totally horny and it was great. Two weeks later I thought im going to get some of my own and jerk off while i sniff. It was again amazing but since then I have been using a lot and found I cannot get that same effect. I guess a tolerance has been built and I just really want that experience again. I found that a fresh bottle was effective at first but even that now does not have the same effect. Bought three bottles today and they smell different, I normally like the smell but hate the smell of these.

JingoJango said on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 at 11:52...

Hi all, I can answer all your questions after reading a scientific paper which I can no longer find. I researched this after I too had the most amazing highs but no longer feel anything except a runny nose - exactly like the original poster. This was all on uk propyl where I was having daily edging sessions. I could cum on poppers then start sniffing immediately and cum again within 2 or 3 minutes. Alas I wonít be able to do that again. Essentially huffing poppers does release an endorphin like chemical which the paper said was in limited quantity in your body. Once itís gone itís gone. The chemical was for a particular purpose something like helping blood to coagulate and as a result of using the chemical up you are at risk of bleeding to death if you have an internal bleed, or something like that. As I said I canít find the paper but it is the only thing that made sense as to why even after 3 months of no sniffing my usual liquid gold still has no desirable impact.

Sbtr said on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 at 02:24...

I started doing poppers in 2011. Both in Madrid (bought online here as it is banned in Spain) and in Amsterdam (easy to buy at sex bars, not sure of the status now). And yeah the feeling and the buzz was completely different to the ones we have on the market now. It was enough to have two hits of Blue Boy to have an absolute high lasting for 5 - 10 minutes. Now? Maybe my brain is used to it but if I use it I use like once a month or not even so. The effects? Nothing to compare to the ones I experienced 9 or even 5 years ago. Poppers nowadays it's just a waste of money. At least in European Union.

CLB said on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 at 02:35...

Add my assent to the consensus here. Poppers no longer having the same effect.

Was never into poppers (bad first experience of getting them in my nose) until about a year and a half ago on a work trip. Picked up some on a whim and stumbled on ďpopper trainingĒ vids online. I was hooked. Gradually they have become less and less effective.

Have tried getting some from France (various types according to the site and bottles (amyl, propyl, pentyl) but nothing mind-blowing from any. Plus lots of issues with bottles that didnít seem sealed properly (stale and dead from opening). So gave up on them.

So Iím hooked on popper training vidsÖ but canít get satisfaction.

Troy said on Fri, 31 Jan 2020 at 02:20...

All of the same. Used to get mind blowing highs/rushes on poppers, now get nothing. Anyone know where or how to get the old Poppers that used to give the amazing effects??? I'm in UK btw, but willing to order online, if good.

tk said on Sun, 2 Feb 2020 at 21:41...

I've had the same issues in the past and found that a good 3 months or so without any poppers usually did the trick. Also mixing up the types helps too...so I'll have an butyl type, then a pentyl type, then an amyl type and that helps keep things going....eventually though I end up having to have an extended break before they have the desired effect.

I do also think that your mental state has an effect too. The hornier I am, the better the rush.

Jimbo said on Wed, 19 Feb 2020 at 19:27...

Someone posted a helpful tip on this topic suggesting a workout before popping. Wow that person was dead on in my case. I did a strenuous workout, then perved out for e few minutes and finally took a hit. Holy crap, the improvement was amazing. Iím not sure if this pattern will be a long term solution but if your popper high is dying out, try it. Thanks to the guy who posted this original tip.

Kal said on Mon, 9 Mar 2020 at 02:56...

I've used poppers regularly for about 20 years and I know what I like. Around 2016 I found I started occasionally getting dud bottles that did nothing but speed up my pulse, lower my BP and give me a headache. No good effects. So, the last few years I've been buying poppers from various websites around Europe and none work like they used to pre-2015. No more of the slutty, mystical experience and heightened sensitivity I'm after.

I know it's not tolerance as I have one bottle of Reds and two Amsterdam Gold bottles that originally worked as new and are now well over a year old and they all still work (but not as strongly due to age.)

The long established poppers like Rush, English, Jungle Juice, Amsterdam Gold, Purple Haze, Titus etc used to work brilliantly but now, if anything, they give me a 'de-rection' and I get better results using nothing at all!

I notice that a lot of them are made by only 3 manufacturers which makes me wonder if they've all changed the formula for some reason. I haven't heard of a change in the law that might force a reformulation. I don't know why they would make an inferior product??

Visa and MasterCard withdrew their payment services as they class them as legal highs. I don't know if that's anything to do with it?

Anyone know where to get proper working poppers now?

Boston Bottles said on Thu, 19 Mar 2020 at 22:06...

Iíve been into poppers for about ten years. I even gotten to a level using a gas mask to inhale. They used to make me feel so horny and hungry for play, but now I huff them and itís not the same anymore. I switched up my brands, tried taking weekly breaks, even some breathing exercises....nothing seems to help. I miss how it used to be so much. Any tips on strengthening poppers? I keep mine in the freezer to keep them strong as possible.

Some Dude said on Sat, 4 Apr 2020 at 00:53...

From my experience, sometimes they wouldn't work and another time in the day they will work. I don't entirely know when the best time is to take them. I recently noticed, however, they work pretty well when I've been looking through porn and have been horny for a little while and then taking a hit. Another problem is protecting my nose even though I use a lot of vasaline... I hate the burn!

Searching for old poppers said on Sat, 18 Jul 2020 at 16:32...

Just found some isobutyl in budapest. No other combos have been doing anything but giving me problems and no good effects.

https://gomoa.net/rush-aroma-poppers/poppers-rush-rave-aroma-10-ml-p-4246.html?language=en

Saw Rave advertised as isobutyl on their website. Bought a bottle and can confirm it has a good effect with no negatives. might not be so long lasting or powerful but nothing else was giving me anything so im happy. went back and bought 10 bottle for future.

in general budapest seems one of the more likely places you can get something decent. their laws are quite behind so they wouldnt know difference between illegal and legal anyway

Searching for old poppers said on Sat, 18 Jul 2020 at 16:33...

btw i bought it in person not online

FrenchB said on Sat, 2 Jan 2021 at 02:52...

Not adding much except I'm happy I'm not the only one having issues with them ! I think there's a mixture of built up tolerance over time, but also manufacturing. As time goes by I keep buying bottles which are already stale when new. A decline in time in effectiveness, regularity. Even my trusted slutifying Amsterdam, I cannot trust as a brand anymore. There's definitely something going on in the production process, and because we're basically talking about an oligopoly on a sex drug for gay men I think the murkiness of the whole business is very practical for all kind of cooperation and malpractices... Hope we can find a way to better the poppers situation

john77 said on Wed, 10 Feb 2021 at 22:28...

I'm not gay at all but I use poppers very often. It's give me arousal and I like it. But sometimes doesn't work at even same bottle of poppers. You can try to increase dopamine in your body using some good chocolate, wine or doing exercise.

JJ19 said on Thu, 11 Feb 2021 at 23:29...

I've been having the same issue too for around eight months now. Everything has been fine for years, and suddenly they're more a waste of time and money than anything else. Around summer 2020 I went through a brief period where a few bottles of different brands I was trying simply resulted in a headache... even erratic limbs on a couple of occasions. This wasn't a pleasant experience at all, and nothing like I'd ever had before. My use of poppers isn't particularly intense, and I've never had headaches from them before, so I couldn't explain it. Then a month or two after that, all poppers would do is create a slight sensation, maybe a blocked nose... and that's it. I'm lucky if I can get one decent use from a bottle upon opening. It really has to be something to do with the manufacturing; they've changed. I have been wondering whether the pandemic could be partly to blame - perhaps a decline in sales means the current stock has been sat on shelves and in stores for ages already before they actually reach the customer. If not then I now suspect some kind of formula change, as nothing I do results in anything other than a consistently weak experience from them.

Quest to find old school poppers said on Fri, 12 Mar 2021 at 07:40...

@Searching for old poppers Thanks for the link! They sound like the poppers I've been searching for for YEARS now. Unfortunately, they don't ship to the US. My heart is broken 💔.

scientist but not chemist said on Sat, 5 Jun 2021 at 23:25...

Same here.

Not sure if I built up a stubborn tolerance or what, but poppers used to send me into these crazy binges where I could play my favourite porn and fuck the fleshlight like 5 times per day. Getting more intense each time until im exhausted and on another planet.

Then the next batch will be complete duds, or only one in three or four bottles has any positive effect. The rest just burn the nose, give a fake poppers rush - then killing my hard on.

Normally I put some tissue paper in a protein shake mixer then throw some poppers in and put the lid on. Poppers evaporate to fill quite a big volume so gives an amazing hit.

Sometimes I also wonder if these binges fried some receptors in some irreversible way - that quitting poppers for a bit wont fix.

But as some other guys posted not so long ago, changes to legislation, fucked up supply and demand - quality has declined in a number of ways.

The only ones that have even a low chance of having an effect these days are Everest from poppers.eu (french). But in this last order, only one had an effect but the bottle turned bad that same day. Heat wave in the UK right now, which didnt help.

Just ordered a few different amyl and pentyl from buypoppers.uk, so it will be an interesting experience.

I'll never touch propyl again because I had eye issues before reading the literature.

Anything else has to be imported to the UK which is a pain in the bum, especially if the weather is roasting during delivery.

Holyfish said on Sat, 12 Jun 2021 at 03:55...

I just bought a few bottles, found they just don't work. I bought these off a market stall. I wonder if they've been sitting aaround in a warehouse, getting hot over the past year. But they really don't work. I bought some online over lockdown, they were fine. I'll try the link above and maybe the supplier I used over lockdown. I'll report back.

alba123 said on Tue, 27 Jul 2021 at 21:33...

I've been using poppers for 2-3 years, a couple of times a week, although with gaps as I try and then fail to give them up. In the very beginning, two huffs each side gave me the most amazing highs, so strong that I felt about to pass out and had to pause repeatedly. But within a few months I found myself becoming immune. Now, poppers do absolutely nothing when huffed normally. I don't even get burns around my nose. But if I keep the poppers during use in a mug of just-boiled water, I occasionally get a very slight sensation for a few seconds during about one session in four, and only if my nasal passages are completely clear. I keep on having to boil more water because lukewarm water has no effect. However, one effect that is guaranteed is a blinding headache and then a blocked nose over the next 24 hours and then total exhaustion for the next 24 hours. These effects are much worse with proply than with pentyl. I keep on giving up poppers and then going back to them in the hope of a rush. I'd like more than anything to get the sensations back that I felt at the start but I think they're gone forever. If you haven't tried the boiling water trick, it's worth a go, but be careful when opening the bottle. I'm now going to try poppers after working out to see if that produces an effect.

Eric said on Sat, 31 Jul 2021 at 16:38...

Same to me, can't get the same horny feeling like I tried in few months back. So sad..

Steve said on Fri, 17 Sep 2021 at 23:38...

Beating a dead horse here...seems like poppers just dont do it anymore. However I've yet to experience amyl ( which I've heard is the best you can get ). Anyone know where I can purchase legit/strong amyl?

jack said on Tue, 19 Oct 2021 at 08:33...

Golden cock poppers makes GREAT stuff! Get some butyl and amyl.

Ben said on Thu, 25 Nov 2021 at 21:46...

@Jack: When you say "amyl," are you referring to Golden Cock's isoamyl or pentyl concoctions or something else?

Like everyone else here, I've found nearly every bottle of poppers I've bought in the last few years has been close to death. Many have been extremely harsh, turning me into a fountain of phlegm and mucus. I seriously thought I had COVID at one point. (I didn't.) The obvious thing to do is quit wasting my money and lungs, but....I have used them so long, I can't even come without them. My use of them has been almost exclusively limited to a hit just before orgasm.

Things I've learned, buying them in person:

Counterfeits are everywhere. If you google enough, you can find descriptions of authentic bottles, labeling, etc.

Sex shop owners can get really annoyed when you pull out your reading glasses and insist on examining the glass imprints and labels of each bottle. Of course, the counterfeiters can say whatever they want, so there's no guarantee you aren't inhaling rubbing alcohol and Draino.

Since most poppers are made by a few companies, there's usually no serious significant difference between the different brands, taken as a whole.

An inferior difference between one bottle and another of the same brand most likely means they are from different batches. So the shitty one might be fine the next time you buy.

And on and on....

Visitor Q said on Wed, 8 Dec 2021 at 07:30...

Holy shit! I thought I was the only one. Poppers don't even smell the same. And I have tried different ones and they don't get me the way they used to. So, what is this amyl thing you guys are talking about? And where I can get it?

Halhalanow said on Tue, 1 Feb 2022 at 21:38...

Yup, same here, tried 2-3 bottles, nadaÖsomething s gone not rightÖwell it was a fun ride while it lasted

John F. said on Tue, 21 Jun 2022 at 03:13...

It took 2-3 years to develop a tolerance. Even those which almost black-outed me now hardly work. Well.. perhaps this is for the good - I would not put into stress my brain and BP

rimmerman54 said on Tue, 12 Jul 2022 at 01:27...

Same here. Bad smells, no power, headaches, eye spots. Tried several brands/bottles to tune of $200 in a week. Garbage! Been using since 2011 and all brands gone week now. So I made my own. Holy shit! Smooth and powerful! No headache, eye issues, just good old poppers action. Can't believe I've been wasting so much money and so easy to make. Find the recipe on this site. Took my an hour to make first batch. I wasn't even picky about measuring. Just use all the same amounts. 1oz, water, isobutyl, sodium nitrite, battery acid. Cooled the acid and added by dropper as described. Next batch going to get a better way to separate off the poppers.

ziad said on Sun, 28 Aug 2022 at 09:57...

i also have the same problem :-)
been using proppers all through my 20s till now am 38...though iam not a heavy user at all. few nights a years to be honest when am with a guy with huge dick
anyway, 3-4 years ago i been feeling that poppers is not giving me any pleasure. since last year been trying different brands all famous.NOTHING no effect
i even tried buying from aliexpress. i know 99% are fake from china but said let's give it a try.only 1 brand was great .all were true fake. too bad they never released agin that good brand

now i try a shop from portugal. only one poppers seems to work called HULK pentyl nitrate.. give me a little rush fast.. that is it not like any old poppers the long lasting
other poppers like JJ, Rush, Amyl, Amsterdam was the worse (black label New Formula was the worst ever) : once i sniff i feel urgent vomitting and eye spots..need to calm down for 5-10 minutes close my eyes and breath to get rid of it

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