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From: Ian Marshall
Newsgroups: alt.rave
Subject: 1st time users of E READ THIS
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 23:59:31 GMT

This is not an encouragment to take E
but if you're going to, at least you should have some handy little
tips to make your experience more enjoyable and SAFE.
                                                Love + Hugs,
                                                                    E!


                  "Our parents found themselves,
                    we are finding each other"


1. Health
    check your physical condition. MDMA puts serious strain on the
body.  Before taking it try to be healthy and rested. Your heart,liver
and kidneys all have to work harder. Avoid taking  MDMA if you are on
anti-depressants.  Your mental health is important also. If you feel
that you are uneasy about taking it and not comfortable with being
that open with yourself, and having your image stripped from yuo then
don't do it or wait.

2.Situation
      find a situation you feel comfortable and safe in. large parties
or raves seem to be of the favourite places to take, and if you feel
as if your bugging out find someone that is SOBER to talk you down or
someone with a somewhat level head on them.  E is ideal to take with a
lover you are sure about. it gives you the ability to explore your
relationship and each other.(not sexually).  E at home would be ideal
in a spacious room where you feel secure and can let yourself go
without arousing the neighbours. It is also nice to take E outside in
warm weatherand pleasant and familiar surroundings. It is important to
feel free to express yourself without inhibition or interruption.

3.Looking After Yourself
     if you are feeling doubts or anxieties about taking E but still want to 
take it nonetheless take a small dose, and then wait a little over an hour 
to take the next bit.(half a dose is quite enough for first time users). Drink 
water throughout the experience, but avoid going wild and drinking large 
volumes [both not enough and too much water can be dangerous). Avoid 
alcohol and other drugs, and if you are DANCING, realise that you may be
dangerously overheated even without feeling uncomfortable.  LOOK AFTER
FRIENDS AND GET THEM TO LOOK AFTER YOU. Taking vitamin C and E 
may help reduce exhaustion. Get good sleep afterwards.

4.Guide
      if you are at home choose someone to guide you that you feel
comfortable  with and have no reason to feel emberassed about showing
your feelings to and your failings.

5.Preparations
      at home make sure that you will not be disturbed, by the phone door 
etc... Make sure they have comfortable places to sit or lie down.  AT HOME AND 
AT THE RAVE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF FRUIT JUICE AND WATER 
ON HAND TO DRINK,AND CHEWING GUM OR SOOTHER TO PREVENT JAW
CLENCHING. Wear LOOSE, LIGHT CLOTHING but have extra clothes and a
downy blanket on hand in case you need to warm up.  Bring personal
objects that you are fond of----things to handle and look at,or
perhaps some photographs of people you are fond of. Have pleasant
things to look at, smell and touch.---flowers, essential oils and
silks. Just let it happen and go with it. do what your urges tell you.

6.Timing 
      the full effect of MDMA lasts about 3-4 hours, but set aside a
good 8 hours to a whole weekend to recoperate and go over what has
occurred. this is a learning experience also.


"knowledge is the key"

p.s. E! is my nik


any comments, suggestions or questions e-mail me at:
                   imarshal@calumet.yorku.ca