How to take nitrous – Nos Inhalation 101
This is the bare minimum you need to know if you’ve decided upon taking nitrous but haven’t the slightest idea how.
I don’t recommend that you take it. I did for 10 years, on and off. I justified it to myself in various ways. I thought that I was experimenting with consciousness. I was so disconnected from my body that I didn’t notice it was poisoning me. Now that I’m tuning into my body, I can tell that this is bad for me. Each individual bulb has this coating in it – a coating that ends up in your lungs. Open a machine and run your finger on the inside to get an idea of what I mean.
I have not removed this post despite my change of heart because I remember what I was like when I had my heart set on something. I would do it regardless of what I was told – I take it you will too. Just remember you need oxygen too, or Nitrous will not work. Also if you take too much of it, you can get bubbles in your brain which will lead to instant death. And really ask yourself why you want to take it – are you running away from something? It will still be there when you return, and the pain of re-entering reality after nitrous makes leaving just not worth it, in my book. If it is for spiritual experience – I have spoken to ex trippers who swear that the spiritual experiences they have through meditation put the ones they had from drugs to shame.
Regular humans tend to refer to them as “cream whippers” or “soda siphons”. Nos-heads call them bulbalisers.
Older machines will tend to leak and taste like milk gone terribly wrong, and leave freezing shards of the seal in your throat; whilst the so-called “easywhip” makes it impossible to load quickly without injuring your hands. My machine of preference was actually a soda siphon, not technically a cream whipper.
Step two – acquire some of these:
I’m not going to tell you how, because I don’t want to play a part in your self-destruction. My part is to lessen the impact of that self-destruction if you must destroy yourself. However, if you consciously redirect every single self-destructive impulse you have into self-constructive activities (biking/eating fruit/journaling even having a bath!) I swear you will feel better than you ever did from drugs – within DAYS of trying this. Drugs are a bandaid solution – they shift the problem into the background, where it festers away unnoticed. You’ll never feel long term happiness from drugs. As long as you escape your problems into drugs, they will keep chasing you. As soon as you turn around and face them, they will begin disintegrating.
⇐ Soda chargers may look similar, but inhaling them will cause no fun whatsoever, instead making one gag and feel much pain.
Step three – Make sure your machine doesn’t leak.
Make sure the top part is screwed in tightly; remove the bulb-holder bit of the machine and tighten the seal (by twisting) within the threaded bit of the machine.
Grab a bulb (a.k.a. cream charger) and insert it into your machine thus. Remember that the seal, the narrow part of the bulb, should always face the machine, and not the other way around – if, under the influence, you unwittingly attempt to load it the other way around, you’ll break the bulb-holder part of the machine. This happens surprisingly often, so it’s a good idea to have a sober person around to load for you.
Screw the bulb holder and bulb in, until you hear it crack as it expands in the machine. At this point you can load another bulb into the holder, then crack the second one after inhaling. Though it is possible for some machines to hold more than one bulb’s worth of gas at a time, this is potentially dangerous and will wear the machine out quicker.
Step five – Inhaling the nitrous
Before inhaling, you should really ensure that you are in the right environment, if you want to make sure you don’t hurt yourself and if you want to have mind-blowing trips. This blog just covers the physical “how to” of taking nitrous, but there’s a lot more to having a good trip than just inhaling it, and I’ve erased it, because I don’t want to encourage you.
Breathe out, empty your lungs, hold the part of the machine you see here expelling the gas up to your mouth, and press gently on the lever/button to get a feel for how hard it comes out. Think of the machine as containing your air supply, but do have sips of oxygen in between breaths of nitrous. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area where there is much fresh air.
Try to keep it in for a bit then exhale, and by this time there should be another bulb loaded for you, if you’ve got a loader. If you don’t, you will now have to repeat the loading process, while half-out of it, and will probably get frustrated by your own incompetence or whang your head with the machine.
That’s the absolute basics; if you want to make sure you don’t hurt yourself read this.
I was probably nitrous oxide’s biggest fan, and even I don’t recommend doing it, however. So really have a thinky-wink before you do. The stuff you get at the dentist is inhaling grade – the stuff you can take in these machines is catering grade, it is not meant for inhalation, and with it you inhale a bunch of toxic metal crap. I know you feel a void deep inside, I know you’re unfulfilled and disempowered, but trust me when I say that this will only prolong those feelings. Trashing your body will make you feel worse in the long term, because you’re not being kind to yourself. I know it’s easy to fall into the habit, when the world is getting trashed around you, but I promise that you can feel ever more excellent without drugs!
Over and out
 X should be over two. Closer to ten if you’re taking it with hallucinogens.
 And you could really, really hurt yourself, if you don’t prepare right. People have died from not taking it right.
 Brain cells die from lack of oxygen. What they give you at the dentist is about a 70/30 split of nitrous and oxygen, and even that, with the right music and your eyes closed, is enough to make you trip out, while being safe enough for dentists to administer it.
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