Interestingly enough, the first thought for some people, when they hear of this strain, is that it perhaps has some sort of magical qualities for male performance. But in fact, this is not the case. Characterized by their strange appearance, having a dense, bulbous, and wrinkly stipe, these mushrooms are named for their resemblance to… you guessed it, the male penis. But besides their appearance, a Penis Envy Mushroom strain review reveals there are many more unique aspects to them. For starters, their spore release is dramatically much less than their cousins. Despite its spore drop challenges, it is an aggressive fruiter, producing some monsters in later flushes as reported. This particular strain is well known for its high psilocybin content and has also been reported as easy to grow from home as well. Be aware, however, that psilocybin mushrooms are considered a Schedule I drug in the United States, and are not legal for personal use cultivation. Also, their origin is still much of a mystery and largely debated amongst mushroom enthusiasts making them even cooler. All we can say is that any valid information about the Penis Envy Mushroom strain is always worth a gander.
The Mysterious Origin Of The Penis Envy Mushroom Strain
When it comes to their origin, there is no clear evidence on where the Penis Envy Mushroom comes from besides theories of being a mutant. No specific proof has been found with their discovery, but it is believed by some that the specimens known today derived from a created unique mutation. Legend has it that the Penis Envy Mushroom strain originated from an exceptionally large and healthy mushroom found deep in the Amazon Rainforest. One was found by Terrence McKenna- the fabled ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants. For many Penis Envy enthusiasts, the best theory is that the Penis Envy Mushroom strain was birthed from the Amazonian Cubensis species McKenna carried in his store. However, without confirmed facts, mislabeled findings are still prevalent, unfortunately. Hence the importance of acquiring spores from a reputable and reliable source for Penis Envy Mushrooms. With the confusion of different variations, some people may identify incorrect specimens as Penis Envy Mushrooms strain. Interestingly enough, a recent revelation has been made that the Penis Envy Mushroom strain is the result of a recessive genetic mutation. This means the mushroom must exhibit two mutated copies, or it will not exhibit the properties of the original mushroom. This was discovered when labs found that the Penis Envy Mushroom strain can revert to looking like a cubensis mushroom. Other misidentified mushrooms may look like the Penis Envy variety, but in actuality are not. They probably only have one mutated copy, which means visually, it will not look like it should.
Penis Envy Mushroom Effects
Interestingly enough, psilocybin mushrooms are the most commonly used psychedelics among people ages 34 and younger. And a 2012 study of 409 university students in the American northeast found that nearly 30% of those surveyed had tried mushrooms at least once. And amongst mushroom and psilocybin enthusiasts, the Penis Envy Mushroom is an absolute winner for most. The Penis Envy Mushroom strain is known as the most potent Psilocybe Cubensis magic mushroom variety. Unfortunately though, due to the current legality of psilocybin-containing mushrooms, there are no publicly accessible test results to confirm exactly how much more potent this variety is. Nor the differing ratios of psychotropic compounds that are present in Penis Envy Mushroom strain varieties, in addition to higher concentrations. Effects felt from this strain can include vivid visual stimulation, intense feelings of euphoria, deep introspection, philosophical thoughts, tremendous joy, distortion of space and time, synesthesia (ie. hearing colors, seeing sounds), ‘mystical’ or spiritual feelings of connectedness to the universe, and even out of body experiences. In fact, those who have tried psilocybin mushrooms and have experienced Penis Envy Mushroom strain effects have reported feeling:
- Hypnagogic Experiences – 1-2.5g includes increased intensity of emotional experiences, increased introspection, and altered psychological functioning.
- Perceptual Shifts – Changes in perceptual shifts such as illusions, synaesthesia, and mixing sensory modalities are experienced.
- Visual Perception – You may experience changes in your visual perception such as halos around lights and objects and geometric patterns when your eyes are closed.
- Personal Perspective – Your thoughts and emotions will also start to change.
- Emotional Shifts – Strong emotions are often experienced, ranging from good and bad. Most recommend that you don’t resist these emotions in either direction, but rather let them work their own course. Many who do report strong negative emotions also report a simultaneous sense of calm acceptance and detachment from them, especially if they remind themselves that the emotions are temporary.
For most, Penis Envy Mushroom strain effects will have you experience level 4-5 trips that take you to a different dimension for hours. A report from data collected in the 2010 NSDUH study shows that, compared to other drugs, hallucinogens — which, according to the NSDUH, include LSD, PCP, peyote, mescaline, psilocybin mushrooms, and MDMA (ecstasy) — were used by about 1.2% of the population of people 12 years of age and older within the past month. Interestingly too, prescription “psychotherapeutics” are reportedly used illegally at a rate nearly 6 times that of hallucinogens. With new data and revelations being made, there is still much to learn about the potential healing effects attributed to psilocybin mushrooms. Such as those found in the Penis Envy Mushroom strain.