Koaa2 saidI don't think the question was whether on not he thought it was good for him, only how to resolve the problem from using them.
Sometimes I think there is a lot of guilt out there, and to cover the quilt, there are responses that are on the judgemental, parenting and lecturing side.
If he wanted to know if poppers were good for you than he would have asked.
Couldn't agree with you more. So the guy wants to use poppers. How many of you jugemental types are still using steroids to bulk up, huh?
As to "popper nose" THAT'S why the bushy mustaches were so popular among Gay men in the late '70's; they hid the zits and burns from over use of poppers.
One way is to simply keep the bottle a finger's width away from the skin on your nose or lip. Another way is to take a small bit of cotton ball, soak it in the poppers, and put it in an empty, cleaned-out popper bottle. You'll still get the fumes, but with less of the liquid contact. If you do feel the sharp chill of skin contact, have a wet washcloth nearby and use that to wipe it off of your skin immediately.
Nowadays, poppers are no longer sold using the old Amyl Nitrate; now they're using Butyl Nitrite, which seems to be less caustic, and doesn't cause the same headaches like the older formulations.