Known as one of the most unique, potent and beneficial medicinal magic mushrooms you can find, the Penis Envy strain is a well-known variety of psychedelic mushroom that has earned quite a reputation over the years. Its psilocybin content and unique qualities have led to its consistent reference in pop culture, books and movies.
Describing and Identifying Penis Envy Mushrooms
As a strain of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, Penis Envy mushrooms are somewhat similar in their content, but significantly different from other strains when it comes to their appearance. The mushrooms belong to the fungus family of Hymenogastraceae and are known for the distinctive look that earned them their notorious name.
Larger and thicker than most magic mushrooms, this strain is regarded as easy to recognize and spot, having a high contrast color combination of gold and brown, and being characterized by their distinctive penis-like appearance.
Legality and Therapeutic Benefits
Because of their positive effects in the treatment of anxiety and depression (according to a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2016), and their remarkable ability to influence cognition and emotions, potent and sought after Albino Penis Envy mushrooms are also regarded as possible aids in psychotherapy.
The FDA has recently designated magic mushrooms as a “breakthrough therapy” when it comes to cases of depression, and many experts believe that the potency and variety of the Penis Envy strain could make it one of the best strains for such uses.
As for the safety of Penis Envy mushrooms, a 2019 study found that there are no negative effects on cognition or emotional functioning. Quite on the contrary, another study conducted more than 20 years earlier, seems to have found that the mushrooms could even help users achieve improved creativity and mental clarity.
Unfortunately, magic mushrooms are still illegal in most of the country, and it’s important to remain aware of their legal status. While still heavily emphasizing responsible use, however, places like Denver, Oakland and Oregon have decriminalized the mushrooms – including the Penis Envy strain – so they can be used there within certain legal parameters.