MDMA is often referred to as a "love drug" as its primary effect is to
endow the user with great empathy for others. During the peak of the
experience, and indeed for up to 24 hours afterwards, the user feels at
peace with themselves and the world. They find themselves instilled with
confidence and poise, even if they are a person with self-esteem problems.
In fact, MDMA's was used in psychotherapy up until 1985, when it was made
illegal by the DEA. (Today some therapists continue their MDMA sessions
underground, due to the many benefits it offers.)
I've heard that it lets you stay up all
It does generally instill the user with energy. "All night" is a bit of
an exaggeration: the peak of the drug's effect generally lasts about two
hours, but it may continue to give you energy (thereby keeping you awake)
for up to six. Thus if you were to take a normal dose at midnight, you
could expect to stay up until dawn even if you're not normally a night
Some of the subjective effects that users enjoy include enhanced hearing
(music sounds better), vision (things look crisper and more attractive),
and sense of touch (touching, and being touched by others, feels very
I heard it makes you want to have sex!
This is not true. MDMA makes users feel loving, not sexual. If you
roll with a husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend, you may find
yourselves more inclined to have sex after the drug has worn off. MDMA
brings you closer to those you love, so this is only natural.
MDMA is very different from other drugs (including legal ones like
alcohol) in that it doesn't inhibit your ability to function. Or, to put
it another way - it doesn't 'screw you up.' Instead, you will actually
find that you can do many things better while using MDMA thanks to
the confidence it gives you. (Naturally you still should not attempt to
drive a car while using MDMA.)
Some users insist on taking unreasonably high doses of the drug, which
generally spoils the effect. Make sure to read up on dosages for using the drug.