Physical disconnection

Physical disconnection can be described as the experience of feeling distant and detached from one's sense of ownership and control over their own physical body. This leads into states such as tactile suppression, physical autonomy, pain relief, changes in felt bodily form, a perception of bodily lightness and a general array of physical suppressions. The experience of this effect can also create a wide range of subjective changes to a person's perception of their own body. These are described and documented in the list below:

  • Feeling as if one's body is not your own
  • Feeling as if one's body is controlling itself
  • Feeling as if one's body is distant and far away
  • Feeling a decrease in one's ability to use fine motor control
  • Feeling a decrease in one's ability to use their sense of touch

Physical disconnection is nearly universal under the influence of moderate to heavy dosages of dissociative compounds such as ketamine, MXE and DXM. The state it induces is also often complemented by the simultaneous experience of cognitive disconnection and visual disconnection, which results in the sensation that one is partially or completely detaching from both their sensory input and their cognitive faculties.


psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

2-Fluorodeschloroketamine, 3-HO-PCE, 3-HO-PCP, 3-MeO-PCE, 3-MeO-PCMo, 3-MeO-PCP, 4-MeO-PCP, Deschloroketamine, Diphenidine, DXM, Ephenidine, Ibogaine, Ketamine, MXE, Methoxphenidine, O-PCE, PCE, PCP


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Documentation written by Josie Kins