With blood pressure meds and erectile drugs like Viagra, poppers can really be dangerous, and here is why.
QUESTION: Are poppers okay to use in small amounts if you take blood pressure medicine?
RESPONSE: No, they’re not at all okay with blood pressure meds. Poppers may be safe if your blood pressure is in the normal range without medication, and if you are not taking Viagra or another erection enhancer. However, with blood pressure meds and erectile drugs like Viagra, poppers can really be dangerous, and here is why:
Poppers are potent synthetic chemicals: nitrates (either butyl or amyl). They cause your arteries to dilate, so your blood pressure drops suddenly, which causes your heart to speed up to try to compensate and maintain enough blood flow to your brain. This is why you feel the “rush” of the poppers, which usually lasts from less than a minute to a couple of minutes at most, during which you feel a flush of warmth and a surge of sexual pleasure. Unless you are taking certain other meds, you can usually enjoy this safely.
But not blood-pressure medications, Viagra, or anti-depressants. In such combinations, poppers can actually be very dangerous, sometimes even fatal. Not to cause major alarm, just be aware of the factors involved. If you take any such meds, it’s better to increase your pleasure by other means, such as the best porn you like, intense fantasy, bating with a hot buddy over video conference, or role-playing with such a fellow bator is better.
Though poppers are not usually dangerous, and are not considered addictive, it is quite easy to become dependent on poppers to get highly aroused, or to reach orgasm. I’ve known individuals and couples who grew so dependent on poppers, they came to regret using them, and had to work to discover new ways to enjoy masturbation and sex. I’ve known couples who broke up over this issue.
Another simple caution is not to use poppers close to candles or lighters or smoking materials, as the vapors and fluid easily catch fire and burn.
Poppers have become extremely popular in the world of today’s male masturbators, still it’s wise to use them only with awareness of some possible dangers and drawbacks. You can get raw, burning rims to your nostrils when you sniff a lot on the little amber bottles. This might even suggest to you it’s time to take a break from them. The sudden drop in blood pressure that is amplified when combined with certain drugs is a simple medical reality.
You may not feel comfortable to ask your doctor about this, but if you’re on any other meds, it is a really good idea to do so. Poppers are not illegal and nothing to be ashamed of, and your life is precious. Relax and ask the doctor who prescribes your meds about this.
If you have a decent doctor, you’ll probably hear exactly what I’ve said. Who knows? Your doctor might even use poppers!
BRUCE P. GRETHER is the “BateMaster”. Mr. Grether’s lifelong love of penises and masturbation has led him to achieve a level of mastery and understanding of masturbation that is at once unique and extremely rare. He is renowned for both his ability to achieve seemingly endless states of prolonged and intense masturbatory pleasure as well as his skill in passing this knowledge on to his students. Mr. Grether has made it his life’s mission to encourage men to take their practice of masturbation to new levels of personal enrichment and self-discovery.
Mr. Grether is a globally recognized masturbation activist, an accomplished masturbation coach, and a tireless facilitator of masturbation workshops. In 2001 he coined the now popular term “Mindful Masturbation”. He is the author of a best-selling book, The Secret of the Golden Phallus, plus the erotic fantasy novels The Moontusk Chronicles. His website can be found at www.eroticengineering.com.
A note from The Batemaster: I’m honored that the guys at Bateworld have asked me to respond to some questions from male masturbators around the world every week.
Always check with your doctor about any issues you might be experiencing with your sexual organs. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are important. This article’s purpose is to inform and entertain readers and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.