Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Orgasmic Mushrooms

Phallus indusiatus

"On the island of Hawaii in the Central Pacific, there has long been the rumor of a bright orange colored mushroom with peculiar properties. Found growing only on recent lava flows approximately 600 – 10,000 years old, this variety of mushroom has the reputation of being a potent female aphrodisiac when smelled"

In a small test, male and female volunteers were asked to breath in the fungus’ aroma. The smell triggered “spontaneous orgasms” in nearly half of the female volunteers, suggesting that the mushroom released “hormone-like compounds” similar to “human neurotransmitters released during sexual encounters”.