MDMA, or molly, as the kids say, is the first drug I ever did and it was definitely the most life-changing. Pre-MDMA, I was an angsty misanthrope. Post-MDMA, I was a hugging, dancing glitter-bomb of peace, love, unity, and respect. Here's the chemical explanation for that:
"The unique feeling of closeness and connection people on MDMA feel with others is because of the serotonin being released in the brain, which triggers a release of oxytocin," Dr. Dragna says. "MDMA is unique as a psychoactive drug in its ability to create the experience of total emotional vulnerability without fear between two strangers."