Everything about the Penis Envy magic mushroom is distinctive – from its peculiar name, its distinctive shape and appearance, to the legendarily powerful trip that it is capable of providing. Many people credit the penis envy shroom as being the most potent of all psilocybe cubensis varieties, although there is a lack of clinical research available to confirm whether that is truly the case.
Many magic mushroom enthusiasts swear by the penis envy as the strongest of its species, providing an intense euphoria, and incredibly powerful visuals. Although research into psilocybin mushrooms is ongoing, and we don’t know everything about them yet, a leading hypothesis is that penis envy mushrooms carry a higher concentration of psychotropic alkaloids, and a higher psilocin : psilocybin ratio.
The origin story of the penis envy mushroom is every bit as interesting as its appearance and effects. The story has been recounted in fragments in many places online, and we’ve compiled those legends here to try and provide an accurate picture of how the mushroom came to be as widely popular as it is now.
Penis Envy Appearance and Characteristics
So, after reading that full story you may still be wondering, “why is it called ‘penis envy?’” It’s a funny name, to be sure. The short answer is… because it looks like a penis. A big one… of which some people might be jealous… hence, “penis envy.”
Visually, the mushroom has a large and extremely dense stem that is typically white in colour, and its signature bulbous and undeveloped cap that is much rounder and more “button-like” in appearance than most other members of the cubensis family. Furthermore, there is no velum or veil separating the cap and the stem. They bruise blue like other cubensi, and that bruising is indicative of higher psilocybin content.
Penis Envy Psychoactive Effects
The psychoactive effects of the penis envy mushroom are similar to others of the cubensis family, but ramified. The wavy visuals are augmented by a deep and intense feeling of euphoria. The world around you seems more beautiful and enchanting – every sight and sound a delicate symphony of harmonic beauty. In this state, one can experience the most profound levels of introspection, and your inner dialogue becomes deeply philosophical. You feel and undeniable sense of spiritual connection, and oneness with the universe. The Penis Envy is unlike any other magic mushroom, and its effects can be both incredibly intense and life-changing.
Although there has been no conclusive scientific study, it is believed by many leading mycologists that the cause of the Penis Envy’s incredible high is a higher ratio of psilocin : psilocybin content. Although psilocybin is the more popularly known of the two sister compounds – but the relationship between the two with respect to how they interact with the human body is interesting. It is in fact psilocin and not psilocybin that bind 5-HT2A receptor found in the orbitofrontal cortex of the human brain, mimicking the effects of the body’s naturally produced serotonin. Psilocybin, when processed by the body’s liver is then converted into psilocin through the process of dephosphorylation.
Penis envy is known to produce a strong, and well-balanced high. Expect to experience time dilation, visual hallucinations, trails, fractal surfing, etc. The mood of the high is characterized by a rather light euphoria. For a beginner, we recommend a dosage of around 1.5-2 grams to get your feet wet. If you’re a little more experienced and want to experience the full high, a 3.5-5 gram dosage should blast you away. As always, please use caution, and don’t ever mix with other drugs or alcohol.