A recent research by Dr Brian Earp, titled Psychedelic Moral Enhancements, recalls MDMA being used in therapy for couples in the 1980s.
Earp, of Yale University, writes: “In the 1980s, before it was made illegal, MDMA – popularly known as “ecstasy” due to the feelings of euphoria it can induce – was being used as an aid in couple’s therapy by professional counselors.
“Writing in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs in 1998, George Greer and Requa Tolbert described a method of conducting MDMA-enhanced therapeutic sessions based on their experience with roughly 80 clients between 1980-1985.”
Apparently 90 per cent of Greer and Tolbert’s clients reported feeling more love towards their partners after undergoing therapy.
So MDMA for happy techno couples?