Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Should I Try MDMA?
My bf got ahold of two molly capsules last weekend and wants me to take it with him. I've read everything i can find about ecstasy and think I'm ready to take the plunge! :) I'm a little nervous but still think it will be fun. Any last minute advice, i.e. fun things to do? Reasons I shouldn't do it? (no health problems that I kno of) THANKS MARY!
Thanks for your question, Anonymous. I commend you for doing your research and giving it careful consideration beforehand. Way to not die.
It sounds like you're not 100% sure you want to try MDMA, in which case it would be better to wait. Before trying a new drug, Mary advises people to ask themselves a few basic questions:
1. What is the end goal of using the drug? (What do I want to take away from the experience?)
2. Are there any other ways to achieve the goal that don't involve drug use?
3. Am I prepared to handle a really bad trip?
4. Am I prepared to handle a really good trip? (Overwhelmingly positive experiences can make everyday life seem dull by comparison, leading to abuse and dependence.)
If you decide to use MDMA, it's important to take the proper precautions. Start with a low dose, choose a comfortable, safe environment and do not combine MDMA with other drugs (including alcohol).
As for activities, many people enjoy sensory experiences like listening to upbeat music, eating Pop Rocks or receiving massages. Dancing is fun too, but make sure to drink plenty of water or an electrolyte-rich sports drink to prevent dehydration. Some users like to take MDMA at parties or other large gatherings; others prefer more intimate settings. The activities you will enjoy depend largely on your reasons for using MDMA in the first place (see Question 1 above).
In the end, you have to make the final call on whether MDMA is worth trying. Even if your boyfriend loves the drug, there is no guarantee that you will, too. And remember, you're not infringing on his rights by abstaining, but he would be infringing on yours by pressuring you to do something you're not ready for. Just a thought.
*Sidenote: If you're under 18, I strongly suggest waiting until you're older to try MDMA, as not much is known about its effects on the developing brain. Like any drug, MDMA can be habit-forming and becomes less safe the more it's used. Why not wait until later in life to take those risks? After all, the drug known as "ecstasy" is not going away any time soon.
Your Majestic Maven of Molly Magic,
Posted by Mary Microgram at 6:49 AM