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A Fickle and Furious Mistress
by floppy92
Citation:   floppy92. "A Fickle and Furious Mistress: An Experience with 2C-B (exp98940)". Erowid.org. Mar 24, 2020. erowid.org/exp/98940

  insufflated 2C-B
    oral 2C-B


I have taken this particular substance several times now. It is one hell of a ride. When ingested it is much friendlier, allowing a slow blissful comeup and a prolonged journey of about 5 hours. When insufflated it can be a hellish nightmare, which I find so interesting because I find myself choosing this method repeatedly. It is incredibly painful; it feels like menthol is running through my face; it feels like my sinuses are on fire! From what I can tell, it does not disrupt heart functioning. While I lack the equipment to take my blood pressure, I did take my heart rate and it was merely 117 bpm after 20 minutes having insufflated the substance.

Now that the physiological discriptives are out of the way, I would like to tell you about the profound psychological journey. It is every bit as powerful as LSD. It is as strong as any psychedelic mushroom I have ever consumed (i.e., blue meanies from Amsterdam). It is however qualitatively different than either, with a much heavier body component. I found myself learning more about my respritory system which I plan to take better care of in the future. This is, of course, after todayís use but more importantly after my first use of this substance I felt myself more connected to the physical world and wanting to be IN it more
after my first use of this substance I felt myself more connected to the physical world and wanting to be IN it more
. I began walking more and exercising again. Iíve lost 15lbs since my first use. It just goes to show that this is one of those substances that could easily be used by clinicians to help create positive change in the lives of their clients. I can also report that the visuals can be quite self relevatory in nature. For instance, I experienced a full range of open and closed eyed visuals over the course of the last 10 hours. These have included undulating waves of geometric patterns found in carpets and walls. Clouds that seems to have one solid mass with pink and green crocodiles that puff smoke, creating a fractal of themselves therin (quite mesmerizing indeed). I also saw skulls everywhere for a brief period of time and felt comfortable being close to death (something I currently feel the need to do given the proximity to the supposed Armageddon).

That was my description of the experience shortly after having it. Now, several weeks later, I can only give you a retrospective summary. I took the substance while in the company of close friends. The first time was insufflated, a total of 15mg. I had some of the most intense hallucinations of my life. There was a period of time, briefly after the second bump that I could do naught but sit with my mouth ajar and think, ďthis is not the real world.Ē I remember my friends telling me to breathe and that I would be ok. We then went outside and I walked around the yard barefoot. This is very out of character for me because I donít like to get my feet dirty, but I felt such a connection to the earth that I didnít consider the dirt to be dirty. I felt like it was a part of me and that my shoes had been keeping me away from this part of myself. An insufflated dose is much more powerful than when it is eaten. I would only insufflate half what I would consume. Same effects, it will come on within 5 minutes, and it will hit like a train.

In the past couple months a friend of mine provided me with a small dose of psilocybin mushrooms. I found the dose to be too low for self-journey, which is the main reason I ingest hallucinogens; my sitter happened to have a stash of 2c-b and I asked for a bump (8mg). The ride was quite intense!!! I felt the energy and the colors of the 2c-b and it combined itself with the circular geometric hallucinations of psilocybin. The best example I can give of what I experienced can be found in the opening credits to Casino Royale.

The last time I ingested 2c-b was a much larger dose (36mg over the course of the day, 8 shots of alcohol, and 3 bowls of cannabis). First, I insufflated roughly 7mg of the substance. It came on fast, as always. First with the anxiety then a deep connection to my body, first revealed through larger consciousness of my posture and breathing. I came down and went to spend some time with a few other friends. One of them was on a good trip with pure MDMA (I know it is based on the crystals, not just some pill) and the other had eaten 18mg of 2c-b. I ate another 18mg of 2c-b and the journey began. I wasnít much feeling it, being used to the rush of snorting the substance, but then we smoked some fine cannabis and all of a sudden I was propelled into full inebriation. The carpet moved, the neon colors appeared, I felt in touch with my body and warm, I felt ego loosening and a deep connection with the people I was with. This lasted comfortably for roughly 5 hours. While I didnít receive any type of personal revelation, as I normally do with LSD or Mushrooms, I felt the trip was socially and physically meaningful.

Then I went home and broke a rule I almost never break. I live in an apartment well enough off the ground to create a fatal fall and for this reason, as well as general safety, I never consume anything like this alone. However, on this night, I decided to take another 8mg of 2c-b by insufflation. The effects were overwhelming. The pink and green crocodiles I mentioned danced around the sky. They were clouds, I knew, but there was no other way I could experience them at the time. In general, I am very used to having control of my hallucinations; this time the hallucinations had control. All I had was control over myself. I walked away from the ledge and I ended up in the fetal position on the floor experiencing Escher type hallucinations and I could not escape. I knew that I had nothing I could do but await a time with patience. I did. I lived. I am convinced that 2c-b is physiologically a very safe substance. I would like to reiterate here though that this substance is not to be trifled with. This is to be respected. Remember the dose recommendations, especially for insufflation. I had an intense psychological journey, not the mystical experience accompanied by tryptamines. 2C-B, oh fickle mistress, I do hope you cross my path again.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 98940
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 25 
Published: Mar 24, 2020Views: 770
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