Mimi Alford, a teenage mistress of President Kennedy, describes partying with him at Bing Crosby's desert ranch:
“I was sitting next to him in the living room when a handful of yellow capsules — most likely amyl nitrate, commonly known as poppers — was offered up by one of the guests. The president asked me if I wanted to try the drug, which stimulated the heart but also purportedly enhanced sex. I said no, but he just went ahead and popped the capsule and held it under my nose.”Hat tip: Instapundit.
He didn’t try it himself.
“This was a new sensation, and it frightened me,” Mimi recalls. “I panicked and ran crying from the room.”