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The Smell of Motor Oil
Inhalants (Starter Fluid)
by moron
Citation:   moron. "The Smell of Motor Oil: An Experience with Inhalants (Starter Fluid) (exp100199)". May 9, 2018.

  inhaled Inhalants


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Do NOT Huff Starter Fluid for Its Ether

I'm a mechanic. I couldn't sleep and tried hitting my starter fluid off a rag out of curiosity. Don't have much to say about the drug itself but every time I fucking breathe it has the smell of motor oil from a way-overdue oil change on a car or motorcycle. That shit has lubricants in it that are not pure ether and I failed to recognize the gravity of what that meant.

I'm smoking cigarettes to try to get rid of the smell. It's working very slowly. I did not even inhale enough to get noticeably high. Good lord is this a disgusting experience. I doubt I'll be able to sleep with this foul smell drifting out of my own lungs. I'm sure ether is a whole lot of fun but for fuck's sake it is an awful idea to inhale that crap in the form of starter fluid. I'm also probably going to get cancer.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 100199
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 21 
Published: May 9, 2018Views: 1,319
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