An “empathogen” — that’s what ecstasy is

14 Apr

And that’s what so many people I know need [don’t blame me for promoting any substance] — an “empathogen” — that’s what ecstasy is.

From VICE:

What about ecstasy and MDMA? It’s an empathogen and makes you want to hug everyone. So maybe your heightened arousal the next day is a knock-on of feeling generally closer to someone?
It’s an interesting idea, and I wonder if there’s some bonding story there. Molly makes you want to touch people and be near them—so maybe you feel like that on the descending limb [when you’re coming down from alcohol/drugs]. You’re not repelled by people, and you want to be around them. It doesn’t sound like a ridiculous concept.

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