Citation: Sphynx. "Blue Glow: An Experience with Blue Lotus (exp104985)". Erowid.org. May 28, 2019. erowid.org/exp/104985
After seeing some online vendor selling lotus stamens, I decided it would be a good time to try it again. I had tried it steeped in vodka at a party once, but the effects were not even close to what I felt.
I weighed out 9g on a scale and boiled the stamens in water for about 10 minutes. After straining, the tea was a deep golden brown, with pollen suspended in the liquid. I mixed in some honey to mask some of the bitter taste, it is very perfume-like.
Almost immediately I felt a sort of warming feeling in my chest, similar to a light dose of opiates or alcohol on a cold night.
15 minutes in, this warming feeling spread throughout my body like roots on a tree
this warming feeling spread throughout my body like roots on a tree
, and I began to feel a vibrating sensation in my fingertips. The videogame I was playing soon started to become almost overwhelming, with aspects in the environment bending and shimmering, so I decided to watch a show. Things were much more hilarious, but not the gut wrenching laughs one would expect on cannabis.
After an hour I left to meet up with my partner. Driving was very intense, I felt as though the world was moving but the car was not. I would not suggest driving on higher doses such as this. Two hours in and it seems as though the effects were peaking. Time seemed redundant, colors were intensified, I seemed better able to see in the night, probably due to the pupil dilation.
After some talking, we started to become physical. Sex was extremely more enjoyable and lasted longer. I also noted the 'recovery time' was shortened significantly.
Four hours in and the effects are beginning to taper off. The afterglow is also pleasant, I experienced elevated mood, increased hunger and thirst, and in general had a very relaxed body high. This afterglow lasted well into the next day.
In overall, this was a very interesting experience. I will most likey try this again, but will probably extract the lotus via ethanol.
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
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