Sex, Sensuous, Sensual, Erotic
A thousand sensual feelings are emitted and at once sending out waves of climaxes which
thrill the mind to even greater heights.
All sexual ecstasy has a quality of self-abandonment, of surrender to a force greater than
An openness of attention to each others thoughts can be as sexually “charged” as
Beyond the play of the penis in the vagina lies the play of the organism in its
Compared with sex under LSD, the way you’ve been making love, no matter how ecstatic
the pleasure you think you get from it, is like making love to a department-store-dummy.
“Drug” means positive things, possible growth, opening up the mind, beauty, sensual
awareness, religious revelation.
Each molecule is a heavenly octopus with a million floating jeweled tentacles hungry to
merge. Driven by internal pressure, sexual in nature, towards union.
Forms and colors of abstract visions can be perceived as lascivious and obscene or very
sensuous, sexually stimulating and seductive.
If no attempt is made to induce the orgasm by bodily motion, the interpenetration of the
sexual centers becomes a channel of the most vivid psychic exchange.
In addition to being instruments of philosophic revelation, mystical unity and
evolutionary insight, psychedelic drugs are very powerful aphrodisiacs.
Irrational, senile legislation preventing people from pursuing private, intimate
experiences—sexual or spiritual— cannot and will not be obeyed.
Alan Ginsberg said that the first time that he
turned on to women was during an LSD session.
Our Judeo-Christian heritage has denied the connection between sensuous life-affirming
wildness and the experience of the sacred.
Sexual activities can become freer, and potency in men, as well as orgasmic ability in
both sexes is often greatly augmented.
Sexual arousal can reach an unusually high degree and can be expressed in scenes of
orgies, sexual perversions or rhythmic sensual dances. (eyes closed)
Sexual energies will be unimaginably intensified and it will lead to a deeper experience
than ever thought possible.
Sexual intercourse on the session day can become the most powerful experience of this
sort in the subject’s life.
Sexual love may be transformed into a type of worship in which the partners are for each
other, incarnations of the divine.
Some female subjects have experienced the penetration by the sun as sexual, speaking of
the sun as a “cosmic lover” or using other words to that effect.
Strange mental results occur when the sex act is deliberately slowed down, prolonged
The animality of the mystic is always richer, more refined and more subtly sensuous than
the animality of the merely animal man.
The dancing playful flow of life is, in the most reverent sense, sexual forms merging,
spinning together, reproducing.
The full splendor of sexual experience does not reveal itself without a new mode of
attention to the world in general.
The hippies raising questions about alternate realities was ontological promiscuity and
probably more threatening than their erotic looseness.
The increased sensitivity and awareness enhances the pleasurable aspects of sexual
The more expanded your consciousness, the farther out you can move beyond your mind,
the deeper, the richer, the longer and more meaningful your sexual communion.
The orgasmic feeling, if felt deeply and strongly enough in sex, always includes an
element of self-transcendence, or release.
The religions of the world either worship sex or repress it; both attitudes proclaim its
centrality. To understand the mysteries, always look for what is veiled.
The sexual mores of Asian cultures are in many ways far more liberal than ours and the
association of sexuality with sin is rare indeed.
This most intimate of relationships of the self with another, sex, would naturally become
one of the chief spheres of spiritual insight and growth.
This spiritual craving seems to be more basic and compelling than the sexual drive, and if
it is not satisfied it can result in serious psychological disturbances.
To the degree that we do not yet know what man is, we do not yet know what human
You can no more do research on LSD and leave out sexual ecstasy than you can do
microscopic research on tissue and leave out cells.
A good experience with the drugs heightens and intensifies all experience and just as one
can enjoy music and art during the experience with a new and deeper appreciation, so one
can do the same with sex—it can be a beautiful experience under the drug.
A sexual partner may change in age or appearance, take on the features of mythical and
historical figures, and sometimes come to represent all men, all women, or natural
features like landscapes, rivers and oceans.
According to Freud, our best and highest aspirations are merely symptoms of neurosis.
He defines genius as nothing more than sublimated sexual drives, and our subconscious
as a sewer inhabited by monsters and vile incestrous desires.
All living things are throbbing together. One is joyfully aware of the 2 billion year old
electric sexual dance. One is at last divested of robot clothes and limbs and undulates in
the endless chain of living forms.
An enormous amount of energy from every fiber of your body is released under LSD,
most especially including sexual energy. There is no question that LSD is the most
powerful aphrodisiac ever discovered by man.
As the sexual activity continues and the drug takes greater hold on you, the sensations
intensify. The penis feels bigger, stiffer and strangely “rubbery.” Sensations of pleasure
expand to more areas of the body than usual.
Before taking LSD, I never stayed in a state of sexual ecstasy for hours on end, but I have
done this under LSD. It heightens all of your senses and it means that you’re living the
sexual experience totally. Each caress or kiss is timeless.
Before the invention of Christianity, sex was more often identified with religion than sin.
(It is questionable whether sex was ever identified with sin before the coming of
Christianity, but there is no question that sex was identified with religion.)
Bodily contact is probably the most effective method of softening hardened surfaces.
Your blood begins to flow into the other person’s body. You both drift down the capillary
Every woman has built into her cells and tissues the longing for a hero, sage-mythic
male, to open up and share her own divinity. But casual sexual encounters do not satisfy
this deep longing. (That was Timothy Leary.)
If drugs can change the way in which the brain sees, hears, smells and assembles
meaningful form out of the chaos of sensation, they can also radically transform the
nature of sexual feeling.
If you get with yourself, get with gravity, get with energy, following its line of least
resistance, you will discover that all the vibrations of nature are ecstatic, erotic or blissful.
Existence is orgasm.
Individuals can feel that prior to the experience they had never really seen colors, smelled
the variety of fragrances and odors, tested the infinite nuances of food, or experienced the
sensual potential of their bodies.
Is it possible to celebrate the union of Heaven and Earth in a religion which has
consistently held that sexual love is disgusting and sinful except between married couples
for the sole purpose of reproduction?
Male-female union is a natural biological and physiological vehicle for transcendent
experiences, a merging which can be more complete and intertwined than they had ever
Religious, mystical, visionary states are powerful and wonderful—they open the doors of
perception, polish our sensory lenses, shake up our autonomic nervous system, and get
our hormones swinging—but they’re intimate and precious.
Saying that a drug experience can precipitate a psychosis is not the same as saying that
drugs cause psychosis. We do not say that sex and college cause psychosis even though
we commonly see that both can trigger it.
Sexual union that occurs in the context of a powerful emotional bond can take the form of
a profound mystical experience. All individual boundaries seem to dissolve and the
partners feel reconnected to their divine source.
Since the crisis in Christian culture is mainly sexual, we should not be surprised that
sexual elements are very prominent in the unconscious channels opened by the Drug
Revolution. These channels are a traditional part of religion outside Christianity, anyway.
Subjects see new dimensions in the universe, have strong feelings of being an integral
part of creation and tend to regard ordinary things in everyday life—such as meals, walks
in nature, playing with children or sexual intercourse—as sacred.
The brain replaced the genitals as the forbidden organ that must not be touched or turned
on by the owner. The only way in which consciousness-change experiences could be
discussed was in terms of philosophic-religious.
The grasping approach to sexuality destroys its gaiety before anything else, blocking up
its deepest and most secret fountain. For there is no other reason for creation than pure
The Hindus, the Moslems, the Buddhists, the Taoists, all the major religions have had
their sexual mystics and have honored them. Christianity is alone in thinking that sex is
entirely the Devil’s business and an offense to God.
The psychedelic drug doesn’t mean doctor-disease, dope fiend-crime or instant insanity
but ecstasy, sensual unfolding, religious experience, revelation, illumination, contact with
There is a state of consciousness in which the erotic no longer has to be sought or
pursued because it is always present in its totality. In this state all relationship and all
experience is erotic.
When you sit across the room from a woman during an LSD session, you’re aware of
thousands of penetrating messages floating from her through the air into your sensory
center, grenades of eroticism exploding.
You haven’t eaten, you haven’t tasted, you haven’t fucked, you haven’t seen colors, your
fingers haven’t touched rock and soil until you’ve had acid and then you know you’re
alive and you know what life is.
Evolutionary memories have specific experiential characteristics; they are distinctly
different from human experiences and often seem to transcend the scope and limits of
human fantasy and imagination. The individual can have, for example, an illuminating
insight into what it feels like when a snake is hungry, when a turtle is sexually excited.
Review of psychedelic literature shows that favorable results have been reported in a
wide variety of clinical problems, including depressions, phobias and other types of
psychoneuroses, psychosomatic diseases, character disorders, sexual deviations, criminal
behavior, alcoholism, narcotic drug addiction, and even psychoses.
Sometimes, there is very little actual perceptual distortion of the environment, but the
latter is emotionally interpreted in an unusual way. It can appear incredibly beautiful,
sensual and inviting; or comical; very frequently, it is described as having a magical or
The craving for and contact with transcendental realities can be more powerful than the
sexual urge. Throughout human history, countless individuals have been willing to take
enormous risks of various kinds and to sacrifice years or decades of their lives to spiritual
The current preoccupation with these latter-day mind modifiers ranges from a hedonistic
sensuality to a search for the highest of philosophical abstractions, from a tool for
deriving scientific data to a sacrament taken to achieve loss of self and union with the
The height of sexual love, coming upon us of itself, is one of the most total experiences
of relationship to the other of which we are capable, but prejudice and insensitivity have
prevented us from seeing that in any other circumstances such delight would be called
There are myths of the creation of the world through the cutting up of some primordial
being, of its division into heaven and earth, into the multiplicity of things or into the 2
sexes— from which follows the generation of offspring. Thus many mythologies
envisage the goal of life as the “rememberment” of the original “dismemberment.”
An individual can experience scenes from famous red-light and night club districts of the
world, participate in the most ingenious strip shows and group orgies, become part of
Babylonian religious ceremonies involving indiscriminate promiscuous sex or witness
and partake of wild primitive rituals with sensual rhythmic dances and a strong sexual
undertone. (eyes closed)
Emotions are caused by biochemical secretions in the body to serve during the state of
acute emergency. The person in an emotional state is an inflexible robot gone berserk, a
blind crazed maniac and is turned off sensually. (This really refers to negative emotions
during normal waking consciousness, not the positive emotions which are part of the
I developed a whole theory of evolution based on psychedelics, saying that the critical
factor in moving advanced primates into being primitive human beings was the presence
of psilocybin, which improved acuity, thus improving hunting, stimulated sexual appetite,
and bifurcating consciousness, offering a choice between the static and a fantasized
alternative. (That was Terence McKenna.)
Modern consciousness research has confirmed the basic thesis of perennial philosophy
that the consensus reality reveals only one aspect or fragment of existence. There are
important realms of reality that are transcendental and transphenomenal. The impulse in
human beings to connect with the spiritual domain is an extremely powerful and
important force. It resembles, in its nature, sexuality.
We were dealing with a powerful aphrodisiac, probably the most powerful sexual releaser
known to man. The effect was sensory—contact was intensified thousand-fold but also
deeper. The union was not just your body and her body but all of your racial and
evolutionary entities with all of hers. It was mythic mating. Neurological union. Cellular
sex. Archetypes merging. It was the direct reliving of thousands of matings.
The summer of 1967 was known as the “Summer of Love” and saw a great emergence of
unstructured communal living, new found sexual freedoms, and growing interest in
eastern philosophy and religion. Displays of spontaneity, trust, non-possessiveness and
non-evaluativeness among the new arrivals were attempts to deal with what was
commonly thought to be hypocriticalness, rigid adherence to rules and a lack of
emotional spontaneity between people.
Absence of rush gives a very new and different approach to sexual relations.
All body contact becomes sexual.
Before taking LSD, I had all but lost interest in sex.
Drugs stimulate quiet, humorous, sensual, reflective responses.
Every cell in the body is sensed as involved in orgiastic creativity.
His religious and sexual interests could be combined. It’s an ancient union.
It heightens the capacity for introspection and intimacy.
Individuals sometimes spend hours in overwhelming sexual ecstasy.
Innocence isn’t the absence of the erotic, but its fulfillment.
It gives pleasure of a very sensual type.
It provokes a more sensual or aesthetic kind of concentration.
Making love under LSD is really where it’s at.
New forms of sexual experience are reported.
One of the great purposes of an LSD session is sexual union.
Orgasm is boundary-dissolving.
Physical union can be one expression or manifestation of cosmic union.
Psychedelic drugs not only enhance sexuality but transforms it.
Psychedelic drugs slow and magnify the sex act.
Psychedelic experience is by nature private, sensual, spiritual, internal, introspective.
Sensuality and spirituality are not truly opposed.
Sex is a matter for laughter.
Sex is sacred.
Sex under LSD becomes miraculously enhanced and intensified.
Sexual arousal can reach an unusually high degree.
Sexual communion has a strongly spiritual and mystical character when spontaneous.
Sexual experiences and behavior can be deeply influenced by the LSD experience.
Sexual relations are religious, social, metaphysical and artistic.
Sexuality is a radiance.
The aphrodisiac effect is astounding in its intensity.
The essence of ecstasy, religion and orgasm is that you give up power and swing with it.
The sensual orgy of sexual intercourse can undergo unimaginable enhancements.
The sex act can become an event of cosmic grandeur.
The sexual impulse is not simply a biological drive, but also a divine, spiritual force.
The sexual orgasm has lost much of its mystical meaning in the West.
There are no books written by scientists about ecstasy and cosmic orgasms.
There can be no political revolution without a sexual revolution.
Touch becomes electric as well as erotic.
When sex and LSD converge, the experience is said to be indescribably ecstatic.
Without—in its true sense—the lustiness of sex, religion is joyless and abstract.
He and the room take on the quality of the music, erotic, the deep mystery of images
complete in themselves.
I can feel myself fusing with the other person. It is difficult to know even anatomically
what part of myself is me and what part is the woman.
Each color seemed to carry its own feeling tone, oranges, reds and yellows expansive and
sexual, blues and greens, cool, serene and rational.
It became a tactile experience of a kind that overshadowed any love-making I had known
It was like looking at the world for the very, very first time and thinking, how beautiful,
Margaret said she felt like a monkey. Not only did she feel like one, she was a male
monkey, and she had an erection, and she felt it and she knows what it feels like.
One felt perfect communication going on, a kind of direct interchange. It was like an
intense and overwhelming orgasmic immersion.
The delight and pleasure I received from that orange, the sheer sensuality of it, was
absolutely overwhelming, and intoxicating and…joyous!
The eyes, ears, nose and skin all become avenues of erotic communion, not just with
other people, but with the whole realm of nature.
The women changed toward ideal pictures or representatives of the sensuous temptress or
There was an overwhelming and continuous, vibrating, sensuous, erotic-orgasmic feeling
and expression of ecstasy.
A merging. I couldn’t tell which of us was which. I was in her body and she in mine. It
was incredible and when I finally came, it was like no orgasm I ever had before. It was
my whole body.
The intensity of the love feelings caused sexual hungers and reactions to be markedly
heightened. Intercourse took on such depth of meaning as to have a religious
There was more than music: the entire room was saturated with sounds that were also
feelings—sweet, delicious, sensual—that seemed to be coming from somewhere deep
down inside me. I became mingled with the music, gliding along with the chords.
I experienced a wave of extraordinary bliss, like a full-body orgasm, and the sense I was
in the presence of something absolutely awesome. Sex is nothing compared to the ecstasy
I felt at that moment. I had no awareness of my body or ego or time, only a profound
sensation of illumination and the feeling I was in the presence of ALL That Is, eternity,
God, whatever you might call something all-encompassing.
Grapes and bananas tasted most delicious in a very rich and sensuous way.
I achieved transcendent sexual fulfillment.
I became Cleopatra, sensuous, beautiful, experiencing orgasmic ecstasy. (eyes closed)
I was awed by the sexual power.
It was tremendously erotic.
My whole body was pulsing with new energy. I relaxed into this orgasmic vitality.
Our lovemaking had a new depth of meaning.
She had mysterious, dancing eyes and she was a turn-on and very sexy.
The music rolled on in orgiastic waves of sound and color.
The relationship of each being to the whole was somehow religious and also sexual.
The ultra sensuality of this plant was overwhelming. I was floored.
We were loving and the vibes were getting very intense.
a conception of the holy man and sage who is not impossibly remote, not superhuman but
fully human and above all, not a solemn and sexless ascetic
a fantastically effective aphrodisiac, makes lovemaking an adventure which dwarfs the
imagination of the pornographers
a will to yield utterly to a wild, animalistic sensuality and emotional outpouring, an
a yogic practice called Tantra, where ritual sexual union is used as a vehicle for inducing
beauty, fun, philosophic wonder, religious revelation, increased intelligence, mystical
romance, glamour, sexuality
energy, fun, religious revelation, sexual enhancement, aesthetic kick, ecstasy, accelerated
extraordinary intensification and broadening of all types of sensory experience, including
Ginsberg the cosmic politician, the cosmic crusader, the social worker politician
explaining the sex-drug-freedom, ecstasy movement (Timothy Leary said that.)
great moments of rapture, bliss and ecstasy, flashes of beauty, love, sexual experience,
perfection, awe, aesthetic or creative wonder or insight
images related to religious rituals and ceremonies involving sex and wild rhythmic
dances (eyes closed)
intense sexual orgiastic feelings and scenes of orgies, pornography, harems, lascivious
carnivals, rhythmic sensual dances (eyes closed)
liberation through special types of yoga involving sexual intercourse with a “spiritual
the body which always retains the potentiality of a fully erotic relationship with the
world—not just through the genital system but through the whole sensory capacity
use drugs to intensify our ecstatic, sensual, emotional, intellectual and spiritual
visions of every kind of sexual encounter one can imagine and tremendous waves of lust
and rapture (visions with eyes closed, lust and rapture with eyes open or closed)
visions of religious ceremonies involving sensuality, sexual arousal and wild rhythmic
dances (eyes closed)
a body so keenly aware that its whole surface and every sense is an erogenous zone,
restoring, too, the sensation of oneness with the external world which we have forgotten
in learning to adopt to our social roles
a long, slow form of sexual intercourse wherein the couple remain joined for an hour or
more with very little motion, keeping the preorgasmic tension as high as possible without
aiming at the release of climax
activities of those circuits of the brain that lead to philosophic inquiry, scientific
curiosity, somatic awareness, hedonistic lifestyle, humorous detachment, high-altitude
tolerant perceptions, chaotic erotics, ecological sensitivity, utopian communality
exhilarating elation with unmotivated laughter, exuberant joy, deep feelings of peace,
serenity and relaxation, orgiastic ecstasy, hedonistic pleasure, feelings of voluptuousness
orgiastic feelings of cosmic proportions, spiritual liberation and enlightenment, a sense of
ecstatic connection with all of creation and mystical union with the creative principle in
the Protestant social web, so sterile and anti-sense and anti-Christ, so false to the memory
of that half-naked sensual Jew visionary prophet who sat on the floor to wash dirty feet
and then stood up to the Roman Empire (Timothy Leary wrote that.)
a beautiful, clear, sexual vision
a sensual stimulator
a state resembling prolonged intense sexual orgasm
acid sexually intensifying and luxurious
alive with an awesome sensuality
an ecstatic rapture not dissimilar to a sexual orgasm of cosmic proportions
an erotic sense of reality, rather than an aggressive dominating attitude toward reality
an exceptionally powerful sexual experience
an extremely sensual feeling
an ice cream kind of trip that was breathtakingly sensual
an intelligence increaser, an energizer, a sensual enhancer
an interconnectedness of the bodies of two persons
an overall increase in sensuousness
bathing oneself in sensuous experience, a beautiful warm sea of feeling
can enrich and prolong the physical aspect (of sex)
delightful, sensuous, intellectual and emotional novelties if one floats with the current
discovering the joyous delights of direct sensuality
enhances the enjoyment of sex, gives an exquisite sensitivity
enormous erotic excitement
erotic and sexual excitement
exquisite, intense, pulsating sensations of love and unity
great waves of sensuality and longing
hand up soft back until fingers sink in quicksand of flesh through skin
heightening of sensuality and affection
her knee hits mine, they merge, no difference between skins
highly erotic sensations
holy sex, sexual yoga, spiritualized sexuality
hours of overwhelming sexual ecstasy
intense and emotionally overwhelming lovemaking
intense, constant flowing lust and satisfaction
intense sexual arousal and orgastic feelings, ecstatic
intense sexual arousal, the enormous intensity of the sex drive
intensifications of present experience and abolition of perceptual and sensual inhibitions
intensifies and sexualizes perception
LSD a means of inhabiting a supremely sensual reality
LSD an intellectual aphrodisiac
LSD enhancing sex
LSD the most potent aphrodisiac yet discovered
open to direct sensual reception
perceptions of an erotic nature and rich sexual symbolism
physically felt rhythms of the other person
psychedelic sensuality and intimacy
pure and clean and sexy
purely philosophical introspections, visual feasts, sensual raptures
ritualized sex magic
seething with delight and sensuality
sensuous, intensely sexual
sex a creative and joyous force
sex acts as forms of meditation
sex feelings of great intensity
sexual mysticism, a form of consciousness expansion
spiritual eroticism, ecstatic exuberance, mystic altered states
spiritual orgasms, rebirth explosion
the art of turning sexual ecstasy into mystic mind-expansion
the deep liason between sexuality and spirituality
the divinization of sex
the enhanced sexual sensation
the erotic and delightful character of this new feeling for the world
the “full body orgasm”
the holy-orgiastic-ecstasy-revelation-thread inside
the immense potentiality of sex energy
the intensification of sexual experience and the potentiation of sexual ecstasy by LSD
the intensity, depth and completeness of the sexual orgasm
the key to enhanced sex
the most delicately sensuous natural beauty
the secret messages of glorious sexual liberation spread by rock and roll
the sense of the intense sensuality of oneself, an extremely luxurious sensuality
the sensuous impact of the grass and trees
the sensuous mysteriousness of his flannel trousers
the sensuous qualities of color
the sexual act as a religious sacrament, a mode of mystical knowledge
the sexual implications of the Taoist philosophy of nature, Taoist sexual practices
the ultimate sexual-sensual experience
the universalization of sex
the use of sexuality in the actual discipline of liberation
this sexual awakening
to experience intense touch-pleasure
to plunge deeper into the Other World of sensuality
transcendent sexual fulfillment
visions of a sexual nature
voluptuous visions (eyes closed)
waves of orgastic sexual feelings