Doctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage - In the UK, 1 in 5 LGBT people have used poppers in the past month

  • metta

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    Oct 23, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    Doctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage

    "Last month, a study by the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) and the University of Central Lancashire showed gay people in England and Wales are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population and that 1 in 5 have used poppers in the past month."

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/10/23/uk-doctors-warn-poppers-may-lead-to-eye-damage/
  • rnch

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    Oct 23, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    Shocking!
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    Oct 23, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    Poppers suck. The high is terrible and it only lasts a few seconds.
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    Oct 23, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
    But if poppers are so common and have been around forever, wouldn't the doctors have some evidence to back up their warning?
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    Oct 23, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    I think you have to have brain damage to inhale that shit in the first place. Some things should just be common sense. I'd no sooner ingest video head cleaner than I would gasoline. I mean, what's the difference really? If I'm in the middle of something with a dude and he whips out that crap, my clothes go back on and I leave. If you have to have drugs to enjoy sex, something is wrong with you.
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    Oct 23, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI think you have to have brain damage to inhale that shit in the first place. Some things should just be common sense. I'd no sooner ingest video head cleaner than I would gasoline. I mean, what's the difference really? If I'm in the middle of something with a dude and he whips out that crap, my clothes go back on and I leave. If you have to have drugs to enjoy sex, something is wrong with you.


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    Oct 23, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    Macaque saidBut if poppers are so common and have been around forever, wouldn't the doctors have some evidence to back up their warning?



    Interesting, isn't it?

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    Oct 23, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    I wonder why the article doesn't cite the study. Either way, it's common sense that poppers would cause health problems, hello!
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    Oct 23, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    Popper smells like a cleaning agent. Never used it but been with guys that have, I don't like it personally
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    Oct 23, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    I like poppers but don't use them that often so it shouldn't be an issue for me.

    Just a nice little pick me up when your out lol.

    Besides, the sample in that study was like what 7 people ?
  • pharmstudent

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    Oct 23, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    But the warning in the article seems to focus on long term users say 10- 14 years of inhaling. I'm not gone lie I've tried it a few times, and it works. I was kinda skeptical at first, thinking it might just be a placebo, but one time I used it in the middle of sex and I was like wow. I'm definitely gone stop using it though.
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    I tried it once and don't really care for the short high.
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said... If you have to have drugs to enjoy sex, something is wrong with you.
    Or something is wrong with the other person, since it takes drugs to make them attractive. icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    all this talk of inhalants makes me want a cigarette...
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    Oct 24, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    metta8 saidDoctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage


    Psht... only an idiot would put it in their eyes.
  • ueatzit

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    Oct 24, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    Poppers: helping the self confidence of bottoms everywhere despite being inherently capable of great feats.
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    Oct 24, 2012 7:06 AM GMT
    abm1985 said
    metta8 saidDoctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage


    Psht... only an idiot would put it in their eyes.


    LOL. true .. still accidents happen.
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    Oct 24, 2012 9:19 AM GMT
    The only poppers I want are jalepeƱo poppers.
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    Oct 24, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    UberBane saidPopper smells like a cleaning agent. Never used it but been with guys that have, I don't like it personally



    Ummmm.....you mean like Video Head Cleaner? Because that's what it is.
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    Oct 24, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    wow people are very anti poppers here, i have em, not all the time only when im very intimate with someone and we want to try other stuff, sometimes being on a popper high while kissing and fucking makes it extremely intense, sorry its just the way i feel
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    Oct 24, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    gymfreak1987 saidwow people are very anti poppers here, i have em, not all the time only when im very intimate with someone and we want to try other stuff, sometimes being on a popper high while kissing and fucking makes it extremely intense, sorry its just the way i feel



    I think people would be less angry about poppers if the person would simply ask if they minded. But normally a guy just breaks that shit open and suddenly you're inhaling a toxic gas...like it or not. Not to mention it give a lot of people severe headaches, so to crack a bottle open without asking is really rude. (Not saying you would do that.)
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    Oct 25, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    abm1985 said
    metta8 saidDoctors warn poppers may lead to eye damage


    Psht... only an idiot would put it in their eyes.
    1 in 5 LGBT people are idiots.
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    Oct 25, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    I know someone who went deaf with em
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    Oct 25, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    WorthTheEffort saidI know someone who went deaf with em
    What?
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    Oct 25, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    I don't understand the whole poppers thing. So many guys doing it in SF. If a guy does poppers, is it pretty likely he is doing other drugs? I have no interest in hanging out with drug addicts.