>>9960008>Do you mind talking more about how you see the process?
Are we talking about "Hypnosis, the trope and fetish" or "Hypnosis, the real"? Because while both exist, they're wildly different from each other, similar to how the fictional portrayal of amnesia is completely unlike the real condition.
In fiction, hypnosis is whatever you want it to be. Some stories use it is instant brainwashing, some use it like a form of directable sleepwalking (person performs actions with no memory of them, can be easily "snapped out of it") and some implement rules like "You have to "want" to do whatever you're commanded to do", with often clever ways of skirting around those rules.
In reality, hypnosis is the act of hyperfocusing on a particular thing, which isn't really distinct from everyday life. You could easily argue that driving is an everyday form of hypnosis, likewise with being "in the zone" in a game or sport.
When used as therapy, it's shown reasonable effectiveness for specific purposes, like reducing the symptoms of irritable bowel disease, though it's not obviously superior to alternative forms of therapy.
The basic rule of thumb I use for hypnosis is "Anything you can do with hypnosis, you could do by just talking to someone". This includes a surprising number of possibilities though, such as "Hands free orgasms" (Premature ejaculation is a common response to excessive arousal) and potentially "Hallucinations" (Ordinary people can hallucinate in certain circumstances, such as around the time they're going to sleep, or when under significant stress).
I'm definitely skeptical of most claims I see on forums like this, since people don't clearly delineate their roleplay from real experiences.
And in fiction? For me hypnosis is just a means to an end, same as any other form of mind control. I'm more interested in stories which use unique suggestions or involve making an "Ideal partner" through repeated suggestions, like programming a machine.