The Bottom Whisperer: My Mom’s On Facebook
Greetings blogosphere! Your old pal The Bottom Whisperer is back from an amazing week at Burning Man! Since I missed the column last week, I promise double the juice, double the sass this week. Hope you enjoy!
Dear Bottom Whisperer,
I am a 22-year-old gay man from the Mid-West. I have been seeing an awesome guy for just under 6 months now and couldn’t be happier. On top of being a great boyfriend, our sex life is incredible. My boyfriend recently began to use poppers when we have sex. I myself have never used any drugs but don’t have a problem with him using poppers during sex. He has asked me if I would like to try them out but until now I have said no. I began to wonder recently what was so great about them and he explained that it was great for getting him to relax before bottoming. I am wondering if I should give them a try and what kind of side effects I could experience. I have heard of people dying from mixing them with other drugs.
Big fan of the column! Thanks in advance for the info and keep up the great work!
Princess Of Persistence
Congrats on finding a great guy who makes you feel good and does that booty good. And a tip of the hat for making positive life decisions that don’t include using drugs (they’re bad mmmkay). First allow me to say that amyl nitrate or “poppers” as they are called, are illegal for consumption and thus must be sold as video head cleaner or something else. So if you are in the presence of police, you can be arrested or cited for sniffing/consuming them.
People do poppers because they cause a drop in blood pressure that makes people feel dizzy and also causes muscles to relax. This is why your boy toy likes to use them before you do the hokey pokey (see: it hurts less). Poppers have been linked to death in individuals who suffer from heart conditions and there is conclusive research that the combination of medication for erectile dysfunction with nitrates can lead to heart attacks. On top of this, they can cause permanent vision problems and can leave burns on skin.
Now all of this said, in the scheme of things, people did and continue to do poppers like crazy. Some people can’t bottom without them. Your old pal The Bottom Whisperer has a heart murmur and had a not so awesome experience the one and only time I tried them. It’s your choice to do or not give them a try. I’m glad you chose to educate yourself and get all the info before giving it a stab. I hope this helps. It sounds to me like you have an exciting sexual relationship with your boyfriend. There are a number of sexy, fun ways to enhance it that might be far less dangerous. Hope this info helps. Best of luck and happy humping POP!
Dear Bottom Whisperer,
I recently got a message on Facebook from a friend of one of my friends saying something to the effect of “This is not Grindr. Put on some clothes in your photos”. It took me off guard a bit because while I don’t have a shirt on in my main profile picture, I didn’t think it was that bad. I had recently replaced my main profile pic because I was wearing a pair of boxer-briefs and had my hand down my pants. I thought it was a bit sexually charged so I changed it. After getting this message I went back through my profile pics and I did notice that I am shirtless in many of them. Is this a problem? I kinda want to write a note back to this guy telling him to mind his own business and not to look if he isn’t into it. What do you think I should do?
Please Outsider Keep Etiquette
Wanna hear something funny? Right now a future politician has pics on Facebook of him/her doing a beer bong. Think these are going to just disappear when he/she decides to grow up and make better life decisions? Not happening. Now as far as Facebook goes, my mother is on Facebook so I try and keep it wholesome as possible without holding back who I am. I don’t apologize or hold back my way of life. I have family members who don’t care for my ‘alternative lifestyle’ but that is their issue and not mine so I never conceal or act embarrassed about my life choices.
Now as far as naughty pics go, it is Facebook and not Grindr. Nobody wants to see you with your hand on your junk and they will anytime you comment of ‘like’ a friend’s stuff on Facebook. So maybe save those kind of shots for your other social networking sites or for texting to guys you’re trying to shag. Would you walk down the street in a pair of underwear grabbing your junk? I hope the answer is no. If it wasn’t, write me back and we can start working on some of that in another column. Best of luck!
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