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Poppers, the alkyl nitrates recreational drug that is inhaled, is most known in the gay community for its enhancement of sexual pleasure. Poppers help increase sexual sensation, making someone feel euphoric when having sex. It also enhances muscles, which helps when having anal sex. Poppers first became popular in the 1970s, during the disco scene, and made a comeback during the 1990s in the rave scene. Although poppers were at first used mostly by the gay community, it has become a drug of choice for heterosexuals as well.

Poppers are Dead, Long Live Poppers

Is alkyl nitrite the gay peyote or just a vestige of a different time that we no longer need?