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Smashing Portals
2C-B-Fly, Ketamine & Nitrous Oxide
by Didgital
Citation:   Didgital. "Smashing Portals: An Experience with 2C-B-Fly, Ketamine & Nitrous Oxide (exp113392)". Erowid.org. Jul 25, 2019. erowid.org/exp/113392

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
18 mg oral 2C-B-Fly (liquid)
  T+ 1:30 1 bump insufflated Ketamine (powder / crystals)
  T+ 1:40 12 mg oral 2C-B-Fly (liquid)
  T+ 12:00   repeated insufflated Ketamine (powder / crystals)
  T+ 12:00   inhaled Nitrous Oxide (gas)

BODY WEIGHT: 145 lb


Smashing Portals with 2C-B-FLY

Here I present to you an attempt at describing my recent experience with the chemical compound known as 2C-B-FLY. Being an intense lover, dreamer, and disciple of 2C-B, I have devoted a fair amount of time to exploring its analogues and relatives. I have tried many substances over the years, too long to list. The most pertinent to this experience are 2C-B, DOB, 25B-NBOMe, MDMA, LSD, and Mescaline. I've tried about 50 other compounds as well so please consider me fairly experienced. I'm not really the best trip writer, timeline wise, but I hope this report conveys something valuable to those who seek to explore this unique compound.

I will start by telling you that my experience was totally not what I expected at all. It was NOTHING like 2C-B.
It was NOTHING like 2C-B.
It is completely unique in effects, but if I was forced to choose the closest compound to compare it to, I would say Mescaline.

A bit of background and set and setting. I'd had a very busy week, and maybe a slight phenethylamine tolerance due to a 2.5mg (microdose?) of DOM 2 days prior to this night. I'd also done a bit of ketamine the night before. I'd arrived to a small weekend long psychedelic trance gathering that also happened to be the birthday party of a friend of mine. HAPPY BDAY ISO! I had quite a few friends coming in for it, and I was really excited about the event. Being so busy with work lately, I don't get out too frequently. I was well rested, and I spent most of my day dancing with continual breaks to eat. Probably not the best idea eating so much prior to a trip but I'd felt a tad malnourished due to the busy work week. I first ingested the substance around 5pm so I could get in the whole sunset experience. Mood was very good.

T+00:00 I drank solution of 18mg of 2C-B-FLY dissolved in water. Taste was bitter but not terrible. Went to dance for a bit and was waiting for my friend to bring me my hammock. I'd read so many reactions to different doses, it was a bit difficult to choose my dose. Shulgin's recommendation was 10mg. However there's plenty of people out there who said 10mg did nothing. There's plenty of reports out there that say 25mg was a weak experience. Then there's those reports that people say they were overwhelmed at 15. I'd only been gifted 30 mg, which if I may brag, did not come from some strange online vendor. It came from the original source. <3 I knew it was as pure as it could be.

T+01:00 My friend has shown up with my hammock. Up to this point, I'd only had 3 very minor alerts that a psychedelic experience was incoming. Maybe a slight change in consciousness that I would examine, but before I could really feel it it was gone. I noticed a slight ripple in space in my visual field but when I sought to explore it, it disappeared. I started to think that noob psychedelic thought of “maybe I didn't take enough”. Though at this point I chose not to redose. I knew that my constant eating throughout the day may extend the come-up and the duration.

T+01:30 I still was barely feeling anything at this point.
T+01:30 I still was barely feeling anything at this point.
A friend I'd made the evening before comes up to me and reminds me that I'd offered him some K earlier, and that he was hoping I could share. I say sure, and we walk up to my tent. My other friend is there and I offer him some as well. I threw some K on a flat book. Probably more than I meant to. Feeling nothing definitive from my 2C-B-FLY, and knowing that K typically combines well with most other substances, relatively safely, I divy the K into 3 piles, reserving the smallest for me. I estimate it at 60-70mg. Its not super strong btw. We come out of the tent, and just then I heard my friends voice, the one bringing my hammock.

T+01:40 Within a few minutes of my bump, first I feel the familiar cozy space of the K. However, within 5 minutes of that sensation, I feel something different. I'm trying to put up my hammock but since all I had for rope was 4 bungee cords, it was extremely challenging. I'm realizing that the 2C-B-FLY is hitting me like a ton of bricks. Everything is really funny to me, and not much is making sense. ISO was the hammock queen and my consciousness was transforming rapidly, so I pretty much let her do all the work (Bless her). After a few failed attempts, we figured out something that would work. After the hammock is set, I decide to walk down to the stage. But not before taking the last 12 mg, for a total dose of 30mg (STRONG)

T+02:00 As with most of my TR's, time eventually loses importance and accuracy. Consider the content of my words more important than the timeline. It's dawning on me that this experience bears barely any resemblance to 2C-B or what I'd been expecting. 2C-B is kind of ravey, quite visual for me, and extremely tactile, with clear euphoria. 2C-B-FLY for me, was not ravey. I was hoping it to be dancey, but tbh, it just made me want to sit down at first. I was also expecting serious music enhancement based on most of the reports I'd read. I don't want to say there was no music enhancement, but it was nothing to say LSD. There was a visual effect but it was not what I would consider psychedelic. I'd say it was like kind of a solid MDMA style visual effect. Lights were brighter, and there were minor tracers. And at first, there was very little in the way of CEV's, tho that changed later. Initially, I was able to socialize. I was still meeting new people, discussing psychedelics with friends, 2C-C, mescaline, mushrooms, LSD, etc. I'd alter between talking with friends, walking back to the stage, trying to dance. In general I started to feel kind of strange. I had no desire to dance, and as time went on, my ability and desire to talk with friends diminished.

T+2:45 I eventually decided I was seriously starting to trip balls, but in a completely different then expected way. I decided to retreat to my hammock and get away from the intense environment, and maybe explore this substance and find something enjoyable from it. Up to this point, I wasn't really having tons of fun. My body felt good, I didn't feel wobbly, but my night vision was pretty fucked so, I still felt like I was stumbling in the dark on the way to my hammock. I finally get there, and carefully get in my hammock.

T+3:30 This is around the point that things got super interesting, and where I found the most value from this experience. I'd been a little disappointed and kind of annoyed that what I was experiencing was nothing like I'd read.
I'd been a little disappointed and kind of annoyed that what I was experiencing was nothing like I'd read.
I guess everyone's different. One of the things that intrigued me about this substance is because Ann Shulgin has described this as being one of her favorite compounds. I haven't read her report recently, but knowing Ann, I had assumed it was because of its ability to enhance erotic sensation and orgasms without disrupting ability to communicate. Personally, the enhancement of orgasm and physical pleasure and increased libido is one of the main reasons I have become super interested in psychedelics. Physically, I felt good, but this compound carried nothing of the overt euphoria or tactile enhancement of 2C-B. However 2 things began to really become apparent.

One, the CEV's (now that I was alone) became very pronounced, almost to the point that I was worried I was losing reality. That my closed eye visions were real. Occasionally, I'd open my eyes though, and my vision would be completely normal. This was surprising. How could I have such ridiculously strong CEV's, and have completely normal OEV? The CEV's btw were nothing like 2C-B or any other 2C compounds. Again, if I had to compare, I'd say they were more like a very strong Mescaline, but a) more electric b) less geometric. The colors were mainly red. One thing that I am frustrated about this compound is in a way, it is extremely difficult to remember. Kind of like how DMT does to me. Writing this report is the closest I have been able to relive it, and I can barely tell you about the things I saw. I do remember some of it being quite dark and disturbing (possibly due to the very dark psytrance, and possibly because I had a touch of fear/nervousness). However there were moments that were very beautiful as well. I should also note that the substance was highly cerebral, and not super visual. I'd say it felt more like LSD than it did 2C-B.

Anyway, on to the best aspect of my experience. While it wasn't obviously physically pleasurable. I began to focus on different parts of my body. And what happened was truly unique. I was able to pinpoint what felt like a single nerve ending in any part of my body, and as I did so, I began to be able to trace the nerve downstream to the large networks of nerves, and this sensation was quite nice, and even began to heal me. It was like I could light up just the nerves and feel the electricity and nerve signals moving and cascading through any part of my body I focused on. However it wasn't like 2C-B in that I felt waves of pleasure wash over my actual muscles, It was specifically my nerve networks. I had the thought that while it didn't make me specifically horny, maybe if I was with a loving partner, my mood could become much more sexual. Sadly, I was alone, and didn't really feel like exploring orgasmic states. Instead, I chose to use this opportunity to do some energetic healing on parts of my body long neglected, and I was doing it completely with my mind. Like I said, it was very cerebral. It was really pretty amazing in that aspect.

T+5:30 Eventually, I started to feel ok enough to get out of my hammock and explore the party again. I made it down in time to see my friends preparing to leave. I was a touch disappointed but, I accepted it, and bade them farewell. Haha one of my friends was clearly high from the 2C-C. After they left, I found some other friends and just sat down. While my peak was clearly leaving, the comedown was very gradual. The rest of my trip was relatively uneventful, but became more fun and less serious. I was able to begin dancing again, though it wasn't in the best way ever, but it was still good. I was also able to hold better conversations, so there was some of that in there too.

T+12:00 At this point, I'd realized I was 90% back from the 2C-B-FLY.
T+12:00 At this point, I'd realized I was 90% back from the 2C-B-FLY.
I decided to go back to camp, feast on whatever snacks I had, and then did another smaller bump of K. It was morning at this point so I could see much better. I ended up randomly reconnecting with a girl I'd met years earlier. We all goofed around, did group stretching, and had fun submerging glow sticks in a super plush carpet and pretended they were glow worms. I did a few more bumps of K, over an hour, walked back to the stage which had really slowed down beat wise. Half the people were just sitting meditating at this point.

For some reason, I felt like it would be a great idea to get a few nitrous balloons. I walked to the guy who had them and got a couple. I gave a few a way, and took 3 small balloons and walked back to the stage. I rapidly inhaled them and right at that moment, the DJ slowed down and was playing these slow harmonic vibrations and I just felt my body vibrating and melting into the universe. I laughed. I walked back to the guy, told him I'd timed it just perfect, and that was gonna send me to sleep.

T+16:00 I didn't actually sleep that night but I felt great. After a few hrs of just chilling, I packed up my stuff, and drove my friend home and then myself. I was pleasantly exhausted, and promptly fell asleep.

T+Next Day. I woke up feeling great. My body felt like it had been cleared of some energetic blockages I'd not really worked on. Which was surprising as a rave can really take a lot out of someone physically. I ended up making it to work on time, and had a good day.

In retrospect I'm very glad I got the opportunity to try this substance. It's not my favorite ever, but I think I would try it at least one more time. Maybe after getting to know its frequency, it would be more enjoyable the second round. And with a gorgeous lover to explore its other possible aspects. Too bad I only had 30 mg!



Exp Year: 2019ExpID: 113392
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 33 
Published: Jul 25, 2019Views: 1,180
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