LSD

What Are The Effects of LSD?

Paul Austin · September 30th, 2015

LSD AFFECTS THREE MAIN ASPECTS OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE:

  1. Physical
  2. Psychological
  3. Sensory

LSD PHYSICAL EFFECTS

Other physical reactions to LSD are highly variable and nonspecific, some of which may be secondary to the psychological effects of LSD.

These physical side effects include:

Many of these variable side effects depend on dose size and Set and Setting. Also, many of them do not affect a trip as one would expect. Instead, they are secondary to the overwhelming psychological effects present in an LSD trip.

 

LSD PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS

So, what are the main psychological effects of LSD?

I split the psychological effects into three main camps: positive, neutral, and negative. At low to moderate dose amounts, the positive and neutral effects predominate. However, as the dose size increases, negative psychological effects begin to increase.

Positive:

Neutral:

Negative (many of these are associated with a ‘bad trip’):

LSD SENSORY EFFECTS

One of the primary effects of LSD is an increase in sensory perception. Users report an enhanced appreciation for music, reporting that they ‘heard’ music for the first time. Others report a sharper sense of smell and more developed sense of taste.

Touch becomes a necessity when on LSD. Users experience a strong desire to touch soft items as well as other human beings.

One unique property of both LSD and other psychedelics is synesthesia. Synesthesia is when users associate different feelings with each other. For example, a user might hear music and feel like he or she can ‘hold’ the music. Other users might ‘taste’ the music. More on synesthesia here.

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