Now They are Taking Poppers From Gay Men, Ryan Field Books

 Now They Are Taking Poppers From Gay Men

I remember the first time I ever set for in a gay club. It was in New Hope, Pa, and the club was called “The New Prelude.” It was a low-slung building with no architectural significance, but it was painted pink and purple. The disco music was so loud you could hear the base in the farthest section of the parking lot. There’s a photo on this website. 

I was excited and curious. It was the first time I’d ever seen so many gay men in one place. They were dancing, holding hands, kissing, and some were even groping, and I felt completely at home for the first time in my life. But more than that, I knew I belonged for the first time in m life. 

There was one other thing they were doing that caught my eye. They were sniffing and inhaling something from tiny little bottles. I was curious, so I asked one of the bartenders what they were inhaling and he laughed and said, “Poppers. They give you a rush and make you feel horny.” Then he pulled a small bottle out of his pocket and handed it to me. The label said, “Locker Room.” That I understood. What gay man doesn’t enjoy the scent of a men’s locker room? 

While the bartender stood there watching me, I opened the bottle, put it up to my nose, and I inhaled deeply. I nearly tipped sideways and the bartender laughed. I not only felt a rush pass through my entire body, but I felt dizzy too. But I didn’t dislike it, and the bartender let me keep the bottle. He said it was almost empty and he had another. 

This was my introduction to the world of gay culture and it started with poppers. At the time most straight people didn’t know what poppers were, but things are changing.  And guess where they are getting the poppers. 

“Fashion gays give it to them,” said Ms. Yates, who became a fan of poppers during her first year at Parsons School of Design. “That’s how straight girls get poppers.”

Here’s more. They go into a lot more detail about the history of poppers. Of course, no one can police something like poppers. They are free for everyone to use. I just hate to see one more important part of my culture taken away. And with no regard. These people don’t have a clue as to the significance of poppers in gay clubs. 

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