There is little doubt that if you have explored the differences in potency between different strains of psilocybin-containing mushrooms, you have heard about penis envy. It is somewhat common knowledge that the penis envy strain of magic mushrooms, is unique in that, along with being shaped like a penis, it is more potent than the average Cubensis mushroom.
What makes this magic mushroom so different than the others? Let’s dive in a bit and give you a better idea about the buzz surrounding this variety of P. Cubensis.
It is supposedly the most potent of the psilocybe cubensis variety, but there is no hard science that supports that conjecture.
Anecdotal evidence has supported the claims that this variety is much more intense, visual, and euphoric than other cubensis species. It is supposed to be a similar experience to that produced by stronger psychedelics like DMY or LSD. A higher count of psychotropic alkaloids is said to be the reason, as well as a higher potency of psilocybin and psilocin.
A Character Out of History
As a very unique and fascinating variety of psilocybe cubensis, Penis Envy has just as unique and fascinating a history.
The mycologist John Allen hypothesized that the original penis envy magic mushroom was probably found on the Amazon by Terrence and Dennis McKenna in the early ‘70s. Hamilton Morris (a journalist) claimed that the Amazonian variety was taller and thicker than the American version. The McKenna’s supposedly found and sampled a “colossal” patch of mushrooms growing deep in the rainforest. At the time, although magic mushrooms had been made illegal, their spores weren’t because they contained no psilocybin or psilocin. Smuggling the innocuous prints into the USA, Terrance McKenna returned with them to Colorado.
Then there is the story of psilocybe cubensis mycologist Steven Pollock, as claimed by Hamilton Morris. Pollock was mailed some of the original Amazonian prints from the McKennas and isolated the Penis Envy Strain. He mailed Rich Gee, a mycologist and print vendor, a spore print labelled ‘Penis.’
Eventually, John Allen found Rich Gee selling spore swabs of Penis Envy. A user on Shroomery said they had a print from Terrance McKenna’s collection. Possibly as a result of Rich Gee claiming to have supplied him with a print directly from Terrance McKenna.
A few things are certain. There are some pretty well-known names associated with this P. Cubensis variety. Another thing for certain, their genetics made them a lot stronger than an average cubensis mushroom, and, well, shaped it like a penis. With a rich and sordid history involving smuggling, genetic mutations, prescription drug dealing, robbery, and murder, this variety of psilocybe cubensis is one for the history books.
The Recommended Dose of Penis Envy
We want to make sure that you understand the Penis Envy dosage protocol, for the best experience possible. Penis Envy is a particularly potent variety of magic mushrooms. It is not for the beginner. As with all magic mushrooms, there are several factors that determine the effect they will have.
- Food eaten before ingestion
- The desired level of high
- The tolerance level of the user
- Consumption method
- Age of the mushroom
General Penis Envy dosages:
Micro: 0.1g to 0.5g
Mild: 0.5g to 1g
Medium: 1g to 2g
Strong: 2g to 3g
Buy mushrooms online from Zoomies. As far as Penis Envy, we don’t recommend 3gs for beginners, and experienced psychonauts should proceed with caution.