Exploring the Effects of 3C-E: A Comprehensive Overview

Table of Contents

  1. Subjective Effects
    1. Stimulation
    2. Spontaneous Physical Sensations
    3. Bodily Control Enhancement
    4. Tactile Enhancement
    5. Nausea
    6. Cognitive Effects
    7. Visual Effects

Subjective Effects


3C-E is known for its moderate to extreme stimulating effects on physical energy levels. This sets it apart from more commonly used psychedelics like psilocin, which tend to induce sedation and relaxation.

Spontaneous Physical Sensations

The "body high" of 3C-E is intense compared to classical psychedelics like LSD. It manifests as a mild, energetic pins-and-needles sensation encompassing the entire body. Occasionally, it may present as a shifting tingling sensation in spontaneous waves.

Bodily Control Enhancement

Tactile Enhancement

Feelings of enhanced tactile sensation are consistently present at low to moderate levels.


Cognitive Effects

The cognitive effects of 3C-E are primarily stimulating rather than psychedelic. Higher dosages may lead to confusion. Common cognitive components include conceptual thinking, confusion, thought acceleration, and thought connectivity.

Anxiety & Paranoia

These effects are less likely at low to moderate doses but may occur more frequently when cannabis is used concurrently. Caution is advised, especially for inexperienced users.

Empathy, Affection, and Sociability Enhancement

These feelings are typically manifested in social settings at lower, non-impairing doses. Though weaker than MDMA or 2C-B, they can still provide therapeutic effects.

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

The visuals of 3C-E consist more of distortions than colors and drifting.


  • Visual acuity enhancement
  • Colour enhancement
  • Pattern recognition enhancement


  • Drifting (melting, flowing, breathing, and morphing)
  • Colour shifting
  • Depth perception distortions
  • Perspective distortions
  • Symmetrical texture repetition
  • Tracers
  • After images
  • Brightness alteration
  • Diffraction


The visual geometry of 3C-E is intricate, abstract, synthetic, structured, brightly lit, multicolored, glossy, sharp, large, fast, smooth, rounded, angular, non-immersive, and consistent in intensity.

Hallucinatory States

3C-E produces high-level hallucinatory states more consistently than many other psychedelics, especially within the phenethylamine family.

  • Transformations
  • Internal hallucination (autonomous entities, settings, sceneries, landscapes, alterations in perspective, scenarios, plots)

In comparison to other psychedelics, 3C-E is extremely high in internal hallucinations, often occurring in dark environments with themes of personal, religious, spiritual, science-fiction, fantasy, surreal, nonsensical, or transcendental nature.