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Should You Use Poppers In A Prostate Massage?
A great deal of porn star sniff poppers to relax their sphincters. There’s a lot to be said for poppers, but there’s a lot to be said against them, too.
Let’s start from the top. What are poppers? They’re a liquid made from the alkyl nitrite family. Most commonly it’s slang for amyl nitrate (AM-il NYE-trite), but it’s also known as amyl, butyl, and isobutyl nitrite. In prescription form it’s used by inhalation to relieve the pain of angina attacks. It works by relaxing blood vessels and increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. There was a popping sound when you crushed the cloth-covered glass capsules they used to come in, hence the darling name.
“Poppers” as a recreational drug are illegal, but they’re sold legally by a sleight of hand—they’re marketed as air fresheners, video head cleaners, leather cleaners or even nail polish remover. You’ll also see them referred to as ‘aromas,’ ‘liquid incense’ and by brand names like Liquid Gold and Rush.
How Poppers Work To Loosen Your Sphincter Enough To Allow A Prostate Massage
Right before intercourse, porn stars sniff the fumes in a bottle of poppers, all off-camera. Within seconds, chemicals in the fumes cause blood vessels to dilate, which drops blood pressure and increases heart rate. “There’s a rush of blood to your head,” one porn star said, “Your heart beats fast and all your muscles relax.” Especially, the sphincter muscles. Most people who use poppers feel an excited, light-headed feeling for 1-2 minutes before the effects wear off.
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Porn stars use poppers because they work. They really will loosen your sphincter. They’ll also lower your inhibitions. But like all drugs, the downsides are enormous and you’d be a fool not to consider them.
Poppers are a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences. Yes, they loosen the sphincter but they relax all muscles in the body. Including the muscles that support erections. One of the main side effects of poppers is impotence. In fact, when porn star bottoms want another sniff of the poppers during anal sex, the top often has to turn away so he doesn’t breathe in the fumes and lose his erection.
I’m guessing you’re not looking to lose your hardon during a prostate massage, so that’s a giant red flag if you’re considering using poppers. Now, not everybody loses their erection but enough do to warrant a good hard think before you use them.
But Wait, There’s More Bad News.
What, that’s not enough? Hey, don’t confuse the message with the messenger. There are a few other things you should know about poppers. The most common side effects are headaches and dizziness (sometimes immediately). Some people faint, which makes sense because poppers dramatically lower blood pressure. It’s the main reason you should NEVER use poppers if you’re taking Viagra, Cialis or Levitra. All of these drugs lower blood pressure. Combining them is a great way to risk death.
Poppers aren’t addictive but they can be habit-forming. Plus, the more you use them the less effect they have, so you have to keep sniffing more and more to get the same effect.
Should You Use Poppers?
I’m not your mother. Or your doctor. It’s up to you. I just want to make sure you have all the facts before making a decision. Under the right conditions they might make sense for you.
The Intelligent Way Of Using Poppers.
In the spirit of making sure that curiosity doesn’t kill the cat, I’ve outlined the safest way for you to use poppers. Let me be clear, I am not advising you to use poppers. I am advising that if YOU decide to use them, that you put some thought into how. I spoke to several drug experts and here’s what they consider an intelligent approach to using poppers:
Do not use poppers if you take drugs or supplements that lower blood pressure. This is especially true of erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra or supplements like Yohimbe.
Do not use poppers if you have low or high blood pressure, a heart condition or glaucoma or are using medications to treat these conditions.
Do not use poppers if you’re using other recreational drugs like ecstasy, speed, cocaine or crystal meth. They all put strain on your heart.
Only sniff the fumes. Keep the liquid in the bottle. You will get a chemical burn on your skin if you spill it. It’s easy to spill it with lubed up fingers, so be careful! Wash off with water if you do spill it. God help you if you get it in your eyes. Call 911 immediately.
Never, ever swallow the chemicals in the bottle.
Keep poppers away from cigarettes, candles and lighters. They are extremely flammable.
Avoid forcing air into a stuffed nose. The chemicals can cause ear and sinus infections.
Use the dose doctors recommend for their angina patients: Pass it back and forth close to your nose and inhale the vapor several (1-6) times.
Use the repeat dosage strategy doctors recommend for their angina patients: Repeat within 1-5 minutes. Do not exceed a total of 2 doses in a 10-minute period. Again, for the intellectually feeble, let me repeat that. Do not exceed a total of 2 doses in a 10-minute period.
Overall, you should not use drugs in any kind of anal play. You need to learn how to avoid pain; not how to mask it. Pain is a signal that SOMETHING IS WRONG. It is a signal that you are harming yourself. Drugs might protect you from pain but they don’t protect you from the consequences of that pain—a ripped anal lining, burst blood vessels, and bruising in the anorectal area.
In addition, drugs won’t ‘train’ your sphincter muscles to relax which is critical to pain-free prostate massages. Meaning, your sphincter muscles are going to be just as tight the next time you try it.
What About Topical Analgesics Like Anal-Eze? Will They Help Prostate Massages?
It isn’t just recreational drugs you should stay away from, it’s anything that artificially numbs the pain. That includes topical anesthetics like Anal Eze or Oragel.
Why? Because anything that masks pain is going to cause harm. Besides, the anesthetics won’t work. They don’t penetrate far enough to relax the muscle.
If you really want to try topical anesthetics you’ll need a prescription from a doctor because the over-the-counter crap doesn’t work. And if you do manage to get a prescription, I’d love to see your insurer’s reaction to the diagnosis. I mean, what’s your doctor going to say to get the treatment approved? “Patient has trouble sticking toys up his ass?”
One More Bird-Brained Porn Industry Technique To Stop Pain.
One porn star told us of a technique many bottoms in the industry use to contain the pain—ice.
There are so many levels of wrong to using this technique it’s hard to know where to start. Maybe with the idea that you should never mask the pain because it’s your body’s way of saying STOP? Nah, I’ve said that too often. How about this? You can’t freeze a muscle with an ice cube. Besides, the source of pain is the stretching of the anus; the only way to avoid pain from over-stretching is to help the sphincter muscles relax, which ice does not do.