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Ether
by Drake
Citation:   Drake. "After Trying Twice: An Experience with Ether (exp112108)". Erowid.org. Aug 16, 2018. erowid.org/exp/112108

 
DOSE:
  inhaled Ether (gas)

BODY WEIGHT: 160 lb


Before I start this I would like to say if you want to try ether get the lab grade stuff of don't do it at all. I've tried both the lab grade and the water extraction of starting fluid and they are nothing alike and I don't think I need to get into how fucking stupid using starting fluid to get high is. I will be talking about my experience with 99% pure diethyl ether.

Anyways now I have only done ether twice but I will try my best to explain the effects. I would also like to talk about a good way I found to inhale a bunch of ether at once. All I need is an empty water bottle and a party balloon. First I put the amount of ether I want into the water bottle and then seal the balloon over it (like that one science project most kids have done with the beer bottle and evaporating water filling up the balloon). I sit it upright and the balloon will slowly fill up. Once I am ready I can carefully take off the balloon or squeeze the bottle to get a little more vapor into the balloon and then take it off. This shit is harsh!!! It's like that burn I get from drinking whiskey but instead of in my throat its in the lungs anyways I think you get the point I will now try to explain what it feels like.

It's fucking impossible to explain. I see many people say it is like nitrous but darker which I do not understand one single bit. First of all both times I've done ether it makes me super happy it has never felt dark at all (maybe higher doses feel dark idk).

The first thing I notice is a relaxation but soon after I keep huffing I notice this turns into excitement. It makes music more fun to listen to and I feel I have a better understanding of the message of the song while huffing ether. Bad feelings and thoughts disappear it makes me feel happy and thankful to be alive.

Those are about the only effects I can explain easily but I will still try my best to explain other effects. One thing I have found strange about ether is my mind changes a lot but at the same time not that much at all. I've never done a drug quite like this it's like I don't feel super different but the way my thoughts come out and are constructed are very different than when I am sober. It's like they are more solid or something and they all seem so significant.
I don't feel super different but the way my thoughts come out and are constructed are very different than when I am sober. It's like they are more solid or something and they all seem so significant.
Both times I've done ether I've gotten this feeling like okay I get it now, life makes so much more sense when on it. While on it I get this feeling similar to the one when high on psychedelics like I NEED TO TELL EVERYONE! I have looked back at some of these thoughts and realized oh that's just stupid but I've definitely had some interesting thoughts under the influence of ether. And something I find weird about ether is usually I like the drugs that make me not think because I have trouble overthinking and depression and stuff like that, but when I'm on ether I like the way it makes my mind go on and on and think about life as a human on this earth. The thoughts are almost always positive and if I do think of not so great stuff I just get this feeling of oh well that's life who gives a shit.

There is more to ether than this but that is about all I know how to explain I'm glad I tried this drug I find it therapeutic. I can see how you could get addicted to this stuff.

Exp Year: 2018ExpID: 112108
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 21 
Published: Aug 16, 2018Views: 1,741
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