The gay scene adopted it in the 1970s as a fun party drug that offers a quick high.However, in Dubai the perception of poppers has shifted.
A source told Radar: "Scott went completely MIA in Dubai and no one knew where he was at.
He was supposed to be there to watch over Kim, but no one could find him." The insider added that Kourtney 'flipped out' when she finally tracked Scott down and found out what had happened, leading to her to tweet the ' I have trust issues' tweet she sent out.
And at one point he put it up his nose and burnt the inside of his nostrils – he was so keen to have it.
There’s such a weird demand for it and I think it drives people’s behaviour.” Poppers – or alkyl nitrites in liquid form – have been around for decades, originally sold as a treatment for angina in little capsules that were snapped open – or popped – which is how it got its name.
Invite-only parties take place in the luxury private apartments that line the Palm Islands and most get around the ban on gay mobile apps by downloading a VPN (virtual private network).
Like the UK, where the rise of chemsex has been well documented, Dubai is also gripped by an underground drug culture. And like paracetamol, codeine and heroin, it is totally illegal.
Although the pair – who were together for nine years – were reported to have reconciled at certain points over the past year, insiders claim Kourtney has been trying to move on from Scott.
In December, Kourtney was pictured in public for the first time with her love interest Younes Bendjima.
I was having ‘interactions’ one time with an Egyptian guy I met online.