Amyl nitrite is a depressant which means it slows down the messages traveling between the brain and body. Classified as an inhalant , it belongs to a class of drugs known as alkyl nitrites, which also includes butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite and isopropyl nitrite. Amyl nitrite is a vasodilator. Vasodilators are medicines that cause the blood vessels in the body to dilate and the involuntary smooth muscles to relax, lowering blood pressure.
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Amyl Nitrite Use Among Homosexual Men - PubMed
Metrics details. Nitrite inhalants have become popular as recreational drugs among the homosexual population in some developed countries since the s. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to understand the knowledge, attitude, and status of nitrite inhalant use among Chinese MSM. The study participants were recruited from Tianjin, China between April and August
Sexual uses of poppers should weigh against ban, LGBT health advocates warn
The Therapeutic Goods Administration failed to consider the therapeutic uses of alkyl nitrites — including their use in receptive anal sex — when they proposed to ban the inhalants, LGBT health advocates have warned. The TGA will meet sexual health physician Vincent Cornelisse and community health advocate Daniel Reeders on Thursday after the pair made a submission warning a ban would criminalise the practice of an estimated 90, adult gay and bisexual men who use the inhalant during intercourse. After its interim decision in September, the TGA is conducting consultation on its proposal to ban alkyl nitrites, which has triggered a backlash over its discriminatory impact on gay and bisexual men. Amyl nitrate is the most common form of the drug.
Illustration: Sidhant Gandhi. On an evening like any other, I was outside a bar, getting ready for my stand-up act. Beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other, I stepped out with my friends for a smoke, when one of them immediately pulled out a bottle of amyl nitrite—more famously known as poppers in the gay party scene—from his bag.