Some "sex magic" practitioners assert that it is possible to achieve a higher state of consciousness, "eroto-comatose lucidity", through basically making one fall asleep through too much sex.
Eroto-comatose lucidity is a technique of sex magic known best by its formulation by English author and occultist Aleister Crowley, but which has several variations and is used in a number of ways by different spiritual communities. A common form of the ritual uses repeated sexual stimulation (but not to orgasm) to place the individual in a state between full sleep and full wakefulness as well as exhaustion, allowing the practitioner to commune with their god.
While I do believe that this practice is adopted, I am fairly skeptical of the following claims:
- that this is a reliable method for achieving a particular mind state (in comparison to e.g. meditation)
- that the state achieved is anything different from other mind states achieved via deprivation or extreme exhaustion
- that sex is even necessary at all
Have any studies been performed on the matter?