As if I had a really big fright. Hi, I’m Rens.
-And I’m Nellie. And welcome…
-In our Drugslab. In this lab we try all kinds of drugs
to show what they do to us… so you don’t have to.
Curious about a drug? Let us know. Sub X and many others were curious
about… poppers. You already did it once.
-That was nice. Yes, I remember.
I still find it awkward. Hi, Mom. These are our poppers.
It’s a yellowish liquid. It evaporates at room temperature
and is highly flammable. I can’t say what it smells like yet
but I will tell you later. A drug that stimulates sexual pleasure.
-That’s right. It gets used mostly during sex, which I can
understand. It makes it nicer to come. If you don’t use it during sex, maybe you
like the high, it’s not very special. The belt is on.
My body temperature is 36.9. And my heart rate 85-95. Perfect.
-Looks good to me. Poppers have various active substances,
of which amyl nitrate is the most common. It lowers your blood pressure,
which gives you a pleasant rush. It doesn’t last long,
a minute at the most. You get nice and warm,
also in your head. That’s because your blood vessels dilate,
so your blood flows more rapidly. Don’t combine it with a drug like Viagra,
which also decreases your blood pressure. Nor with ecstasy, because poppers and
ecstasy both cause strain on your heart… so that can also be dangerous. I have experience, of course.
How do you take it? Very easy. You remove the cap, keep a finger
on the bottle so it doesn’t evaporate… yes, like that, then bring it to your nose,
remove your finger, inhale… and then the other nostril.
-I smell it already. Here we go. I like it. Wow, my heart. It doesn’t amount to much, but…
-I don’t feel anything special, really. Right away I felt pressure in my head
and my heart started beating very fast. I didn’t feel my bum or anything. It’s not like you feel your bum
when you take poppers. It wasn’t that I thought like: Gee… It’s not that intense. This is basically it.
-It’s just a short rush. Poppers are not physically addictive, but
psychologically they can be. You’ll think: I don’t enjoy sex without poppers anymore.
-So I’ll take another hit. Somehow I can imagine that,
because during an orgasm it’s really nice. Then it adds something extra. But if you do it like this, as you’ve noticed,
the rush isn’t intense and not all that great. But if you take it just before you come,
it can make for a really nice experience. Coming is already nice by itself,
of course, so if it lasts even longer… Some time has passed,
and I have an eye test for you. Poppers increase the pressure behind your
eyeball, frequent use can cause damage. You may also start to see yellow spots,
as some people do. Due to that pressure behind the eyeball. Go ahead, take some and let’s see
if you can read the letters on the chart. Okay, let’s start the test. Start at the top
and go down to the bottom. C, R, B, T, F, P… 5, C, Jesus, my heart, G, O… O, G, D, square, C… Hot. And your heart rate, 147 just now.
-Z, 3, B… Yes, wow. F, T, T, 2…
-Wrong. F, T, Y, V, P, C?
-No. I’m already normal again. I was primarily impressed by my heart. As if I had a really big fright
all of a sudden. You could tell,
your heart rate went up to 147. It feels very unhealthy. I don’t mean
that other things we do are very healthy… but this feels gross.
-It smells very chemical and unhealthy. I briefly had this warm feeling,
but it was very short. Did you see things differently?
Was your sight blurry? I think it went pretty well, actually.
-Yes, I was actually… No, not really. I was more distracted by my heart
and the way I felt. I did have to focus a little.
I was going a bit like this. Of course your vision only gets impaired
if you take it often and over a long time. You do have to look out.
-Definitely. But you won’t go blind
after doing it once. The effect lasts really very short.
So people have the tendency… at least I can imagine they do,
to take more. Just as with laughing gas. Everyone is like: ‘Oh, poppers.’
But they do carry risks. My head started aching immediately,
my heart was palpitating. It can also make you pass out
and feel nauseous. And it can cause anaemia. Also avoid skin contact,
because it irritates the skin. And I heard about someone
who thought it was a shot… so he drank it,
which went totally wrong. That may be the most important warning:
don’t drink it. And don’t do it too much. Why don’t you take the bottle home,
so that if you’re in the mood for sex… you try it during sex? Rens won’t be the only one
wanking to YouTube. I’ll take it with me, but no guarantees.
-Don’t let me down, girl. That’s nice, so the day after
we can see what it was like. The day after poppers. The big question now, of course, is:
Did you use it or not? Well, no. I was on my bike
yesterday and thought: No. How awkward if you have to inhale
from a bottle just before you come. I don’t think it’s sexy. It’s basically sniffing
glue, after all. And it gives you a headache. And I always feel that an orgasm
is healthy and good for the mind. But that’s me. Other than that, I slept
really well and nothing’s bothering me. But if you have stories about poppers
and are like: Nel, I’d really try it again… share it with us in the comments, or let
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and see you next week. Bye.