Wedded Ecstasy: The Couples Using MDMA to Fix Their Marriages

Wedded Ecstasy: The Couples Using MDMA to Fix Their Marriages

March 20, 2019

Many couples believe the drug can save relationships by opening up deeper lines of communication. Some therapists do, too. Could it be key to marital ecstasy?

About two years ago, Mike*, 41, had an affair. Like many who stray, he was relatively happy in his marriage to his second wife, but there was an intangible something missing from the relationship. “There was a lot going on in our life and we just weren’t connecting the way we had been,” Mike told Fatherly. “So I found someone outside of our marriage, specifically to do MDMA with.”

Although Mike wasn’t much of a drug user, he had experimented with MDMA a few times since college, mostly with an ex-girlfriend. For the most part, he’d found it enjoyable: “Lots of cigarettes, lots of pot, lots of touching one another, lots of warm showers.” But his wife had never done MDMA before, and Mike was fairly certain she wouldn’t want to try it. So he started rolling with another woman, which eventually led to them fooling around.

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