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  • Deep Sniff

  • A History of Poppers and Queer Futures
  • By: Adam Zmith
  • Narrated by: Adam Zmith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ Studies
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

Three, two, one...inhale deeply. From the Victorian infirmary and the sex clubs of the 1970s, poppers' vapor has released the queer potential inside us all.

This is the intriguing story of how poppers wafted out of the lab and into gay bars, corner shops, bedrooms, and porn super cuts. Blending historical research with wry observation, Adam Zmith explores the cultural forces and improbable connections behind the power of poppers. What emerges is not just a history of pub raids, viral panics, and pecs the size of dinner plates, it is a collection of fresh and provocative ideas about identity, sex, utopia, capitalism, law, freedom, and the bodies that we use to experience the world.

In Deep Sniff, what starts as a thoughtful inquiry into poppers becomes a manifesto for pleasure.

©2021 Adam Zmith (P)2021 Repeater

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Unique and valuable

Pretty creative and stimulating treatment of the technology and culture of gay society examined through the misty lens of poppers.

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Loved it!

A fascinating look at the history of poppers and all the things that intertwined with. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Very Informative

I really enjoyed this, interesting to hear the history of Poppers. Well worth a listen.