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A mushroom that can make women orgasm just from smelling it? The Doctors investigate the rumors of this so-called “fungasm”!
A report from 2001 recently caused headlines when it went viral claiming a mushroom, known to grow in Hawaii near the volcano on the Big Island, could bring about a spontaneous orgasm from just its scent.
The original report claimed that “nearly half of the female test subjects experienced spontaneous orgasms while smelling the mushroom” which was allegedly caused by the mushroom’s spores having “some similarity to human neurotransmitters released during sexual encounters.”
Before you book your ticket to Hawaii and begin climbing to the top of the volcano to search for the titillating toadstool, ER physician Dr. Travis Stork warns, “There’s pretty good evidence that this doesn’t make you orgasm,” saying how the study was deeply flawed and falsely borrowed elements from Hawaiian myth and folklore, that historians have debunked.
He goes on to say that outlandish studies of this nature are usually “meant to sell supplements.”
Adding, “You’re not going to buy some magic mushroom and start having an orgasm, but learning your body and partner’s body… and [having] communication [can help].”
According to studies, 75 percent of women do not reach orgasm through intercourse alone, but The Doctors strongly warn against looking to things like the Hawaiian mushroom, or similar products, as means to achieve it.