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Roy asked in Food & DrinkNon-Alcoholic Drinks · 9 months ago

What are poppers?

I was at a gas station and a couple of guys at the register grabbed a bottle that they called poppers, is this a vape? I looked at the bottle behind the counter and that name wasn't even on it? is it slang?

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  • 9 months ago

    They probaly bought Doctor Pepper. Gas stations don't sell "poppers". Poppers are small phials of amyl nitrate.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Amyl nitrite. Sniff it and it opens up blood vessels, so it can be used to help angina, and a side-effect is to briefly make you feel more sexually aroused. It's popular with gay men for that purpose. Poppers is a slang name because it used to be available as capsules you pop open, though these days you're more likely to buy it in a small bottle.

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  • 9 months ago

    The only poppers I know of, are Indian crunchy snacks.

    • Clive
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      That's poppadums, for goodness' sake.

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