Spontaneous physical sensations
Spontaneous physical sensations can be described as the experience of sensations across the body occurring without any obvious or immediate physical trigger. This results in feelings of seemingly random but distinct tingling sensations that occur across the skin and within the body. Depending on the psychoactive substance consumed, these vary greatly in their alternative styles of sensation but can be broken down into three basic levels of intensity. These are described and documented below:
- Mild - At the lowest level, the sensation can be described as subtle and fleeting tingling sensations throughout the body. These sensations do not impair physical motor control and can essentially be ignored if one wishes to do so.
- Distinct - At this level, the sensation becomes very difficult to ignore. It can be described as distinct tingling sensations which are intense enough to partially impair a person’s motor control and act as a significant distraction which impairs one's focus.
- Overwhelming – At the highest level, the tingling sensations increase enough to become a powerful, uncontrollable focus point of the person's attention. This can feel completely overwhelming and heavily impairs a person's motor control, leaving them either lying or sitting down, incapable of standing up due to the all-encompassing sensations.
Spontaneous physical sensations are often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as tactile enhancement and physical euphoria. They are most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of psychedelic compounds, such as LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline. However, they can also occur under the influence of stimulants, cannabinoids, and dissociatives.
The specific differences between each potential style of spontaneous tactile sensations can be broken down into the following variations:
- Moving vs. Motionless – Spontaneous physical sensations will either move up and down various parts of the body in different directions or they will remain still and consistent in their position.
- Constant vs. Spontaneous – Spontaneous physical sensations will either be constantly present throughout a significant portion of the experience or they will spontaneously and temporarily manifest themselves at random points for differing lengths of time.
- Sharp vs. Soft – Spontaneous physical sensations will either be perceived to feel soft, warm, and gentle on the skin or sharp, cold, and electric.
- All-encompassing vs. Location specific - Spontaneous physical sensations can either be felt across every square inch of the skin in an evenly distributed fashion or in very specific locations such as the ends of the fingers and toes, up and down the spinal column or throughout the head.
- Euphoric vs. Dysphoric – At appropriately high dosages, spontaneous physical sensations can either be interpreted as pleasurable to experience or they can manifest in the opposite direction and become uncomfortable to experience.
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
Anecdotal reports which describe this effect within our experience index include:
- Experience: 1.5g Psilocybe Cubensis - Analysis of body and mind
- Experience: 105mg Ephenidine - An Intense Emotional Experience
- Experience: 15mg 2C-B (oral) - A pleasant low-dose evening with Nexus
- Experience: 18 mg 2C-I - Visually intense and strong bodily sensations
- Experience: 36mg 4-AcO-DiPT - Truly, one for the psychedelic animals among us
- Experience: 550mg DPH - My First Time on DPH
- Experience:100 mg- Actually Lifechanging
- Experience:1000ug / 1 tab - No sense of enlightenment but absolutely breath taking visuals
- Experience:12 mg AMT - Nicely Surprised
- Experience:120µg LSD - First Bad Acid Trip, Psychosis
- Experience:1g Methiopropamine - Chasing the Chalky Dragon
- Experience:1g of stars and love
- Experience:2 hits of LSD + weed - Mindfuck
- Experience:2.5g Syrian rue + 6g Mimosa Hostilis - Becoming God (my second experience with unity)
- Experience:2.5g Syrian rue + 6g Mimosa Hostilis - My first experience with unity
- Experience:200 mg of MXP + N2O:20 chargers
- Experience:225mg Pregabalin +Cannabis -Bliss and Serenity; a hedonistic evening
- Experience:225ug - Sheer Awe and Joy
- Experience:225ug LSD + 9g cubensis - Galactic Melt and the Meverse
- Experience:22mg N-Ethylhexedrone (Hexen) - A (Somewhat) Functional Stimulant at Low Doses
- Experience:25mg - 3-MeO-PCP
- Experience:25mg Deschloroketamine - My first time orally dosing DCK
- Experience:3.5g Syrian rue + 10g Mimosa Hostilis
- Experience:300µg - Don't worry, because you're everyone!
- Experience:300µg - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
- Experience:300μg 1P-LSD + 40mg diphenidine - My first psychotic break
- Experience:30mg - Horrible bodyload
- Experience:337mg DMT fumurate - A Day With DMT
- Experience:4.5g - The Grand Introduction to Beauty and Fear
- Experience:40mg 5-MeO-DMT + 40mg MXE orally.
- Experience:42 mg TMA-6: Pure Bliss
- Experience:420mg - 3-MEO-PCMo trip report
- Experience:5.3g psilocybe cubensis - Dimensional Circumstance and the Fabric of Understanding
- Experience:50mg (approx.)/ Marijuana - Geometric Angels
- Experience:60mg 4-AcO-DMT + Syrian rue (3g) - Surrender
- Experience:60mg 4-AcO-DMT Nonstop Quasi-Orgasmic Objectless Euphoria
- Experience:700mg - Joining the 700 club
- Experience:700mg - To the dextroverse.
- Experience:A combination of tramadol, clonazepam, gabapentin, and dimenhydrinate
- Experience:An Excessive Amount - N,N DMT / Marijuana - Stuck Inside an Egg
- Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
- Experience:Datura and nicotine smoked - 4 and ~15 hits; was actually quite pleasant
- Experience:Ephenidine:185mg - A Weird and Rewarding Trip
- Experience:MXE: 37.5 mg - Calm and Cloudy Bliss
- Experience:Meditation with cannabis - terminated ego loss
- Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
- Experience:N,N-Dimethylcathinone:102 mg - A Decent, Functional Stimulant
- Experience:Psychedelic Experience on Cannabis - Meeting Zeus
- Experience:Unknown dosage / 3 tabs - Ego death and a total break through in the snow