The FDA is targeting poppers; follow up on reports of adverse reactions, including death
Chicago, IL – The United States Food and Drug Administration warned last month of the dangers of nitrites commonly known as “poppers.” But Twitter users are only getting the news as the original FDA tweet goes viral.
“The FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use nitrite ‘poppers’, which can cause serious adverse health effects, including death. These products are marketed as nail polish removers, but are ingested or inhaled recreationally, ”the official US government tweet said. mentionned.
Poppers have long been a staple among men who have sex with men, although they are used by others, including cis gender couples. They are found in sex shops and kink shops in Chicago and its suburbs. They are used as aids in sexual enhancement.
GoPride.com has found Jungle Juice, Quick Silver, Super RUSH, and more at retailers in Andersonville and Rogers Park.
“It certainly helps create an intense feeling of euphoria,” said an attendant at a popular Andersonville sex shop. The store and the attendant would prefer not to be identified in this story as they are not allowed to sell them as recreational items but rather as “cleaners”.
One customer overheard the conversation and shared, “Tell your readers they’re great for edging. “
Edging is a term used for masturbation for long periods of time without ejaculation.
“It keeps me going for over an hour until I’m ready,” he continued.
But the government agency said it was seeing “an increase in reports of deaths and hospitalizations with problems such as severe headaches, dizziness, increased body temperature, breathing difficulties, extreme drops. blood pressure, problems with oxygen in the blood, and brain death after ingesting or inhaling nitrite poppers. “
The FDA, which is responsible for regulating chemicals used by people, is pressuring the public to stop buying and using poppers. In addition, they would like to learn more about unwanted diseases and injuries caused by poppers through a voluntary MedWatch electronic form.