Citation: wonder-full. "Lovely Friendly Body Trip: An Experience with 2C-C (exp104224)". Erowid.org. Feb 21, 2017. erowid.org/exp/104224
It's been a while since I've taken any psychedelics, but my partner and I recently came into some phenethylamines via the generosity of a dear friend, so we decided to ease ourselves back into the psychedelic experience by starting with 2c-c, which we'd heard described as mild and 'easy'.
The two of us, 27F and 29M, as well as a friend of his, also 29M, each took 30-31mg of 2c-c in a shot of water around 7pm, along with a 25mg tablet of benadryl, which I'd read would help with the body load. We hadn't eaten in several hours. They had both already been drinking beer (IPA, yum!) and I drank one can immediately after dosing (4.7% ABV).
It's very hot here, probably around 90F at 7:00 when we dosed, but we decided to take the dog for a walk through the neighborhood to the liquor store and gas station before we started tripping too hard. We got our first alerts toward the end of the walk - I noticed the sunset looking particularly liquidy, and my partner described a 'droopy' feeling. By the time we got home, around T+0:45, I'd say we were all at a +1. We were all quite flushed with a slightly elevated heart rate from walking, which felt wonderful and euphoric. There was a definite slow or sluggish feeling - I expected my body to move slowly, and was surprised when things, such as writing or speaking, happened at normal speed. I would almost call it a feeling of sedation.
We all experienced mild to moderate nausea during the first hour or two, but this subsided before long. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunset while we were still coming up. If I ever reached a +3, it was just briefly, at the end of my come-up, probably around T+1:30. I wasn't taking very meticulous notes at this point, but there was a brief period where I felt a rush and an inability to form sentences. Once I plateaued, I would describe it as a solid +2, maybe a +2.5, if fractional pluses are allowed. During the plateau I very much enjoyed sitting by myself in my dining room, drawing with sharpies and listening to Alt-j. The music felt wonderful and highly appropriate, although I'm not sure I would say it was enhanced at all sonically. The trip was also not very visual, although I appreciated the act of drawing (something I rarely do sober). There weren't any distinct patterns or movement to be seen, other than a few nice tracers, but I was repeatedly struck by the depth of visual textures. The wood floors appeared golden and glowing - the sky just a little bit deeper and more intricate than usual. I had no appetite, and taking in anything but water made me feel a bit queasy, but I'd also say that the texture/taste of food was enhanced. If you've never had frozen Sour Patch Kids, 2c-c might be a good time to try them. At T+2:00 I was surprised to learn how early it was - it felt like much more time had passed.
Apart from not being very visual, I'd also have to say that my trip wasn't very mental. It was almost entirely a body trip. My perspective didn't feel altered, and conversation proceeded more or less as usual. I'd expected something of an MDMA-like 'lovey' or 'connected' feeling, but what I felt instead was basically just a wonderful, physical euphoria. In a way, I missed the altered mental state offered by other psychedelics, but I have nothing negative to say about 2c-c. There is a kindness and a gentleness to this drug that feels like spending time with a friend or a child. I have come away with a profound affection for it.
At T+3:15 my notes indicate that I was approaching baseline again, and we started drinking beers and smoking cigarettes. We also enjoyed some wonderful 90% indica buds at this point, although it had very little effect on my fading trip. There was still a mild physically altered feeling that persisted through the rest of the night. I went to bed around 1am, T+6:00, and slept very soundly. This morning I woke up with a beautiful afterglow, feeling pleasantly drowsy, but mentally refreshed. It seems to me that 2c-c would be a nice, low-anxiety drug to take at a concert or other public setting. Its short duration and lack of confusion keep things mild and pleasant. I wouldn't recommend it as something that gets you 'fucked up' or provides a wild time, but then again, my set and setting were very low-key and relaxed.
My only less-than-glowing comment is that it didn't really provide me the means for personal exploration that I've come to appreciate in psychedelics - however, that's not to say the potential doesn't exist, just that I didn't achieve it this time. Overall I'd call 2c-c 'mild' in the sweetest, most positive sense of the word. I will definitely take it again.
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