This Orange Mushroom Will Get You Off

People are constantly searching for ways to make sex even better than it already is. But what if I told you the key to great sex isn’t through mastering a certain new position or being more adventurous in the bedroom? What if I told you the secret to having good sex is in what you eat — and I'm not talking about your run-of-the-mill aphrodisiacs, like oysters or avocados. A new discovery has found that one particular mushroom induces the female orgasm instantly after one sniff. How’s that for food porn?

According to a report by IFL Science, an orange mushroom, recently discovered in the Hawaiian lava flows, reportedly “secretes an odor that gives women instantaneous orgasms.”

If you’re thinking that’s total BS, think again. According to a 2001 study published in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, John Halliday of Next Laboratories in Hawaii and Noah Soule of Aloha Medicinals actually tested the mushroom’s aphrodisiac effects on 16 women and 20 men. While each volunteer took a deep whiff of the mushroom, researchers recorded their level of arousal. As the study found, nearly half of the women reported to experiencing spontaneous orgasms from just a sniff. Meanwhile, the men, on the other hand, found the smell to be “absolutely disgusting.”

Because female orgasms are just as important as the male’s, here are five things you should know about this weird orgasm-inducing Hawaiian mushroom.

1. It's Shaped Like A Penis

According to the Daily Mail, it’s also bright orange in color.

2. It Was Discovered Growing On Lava Deposits

The mushrooms formed on lava flows and date back from about 600 to 1,000 years ago.

3. But It Was Officially Discovered To Have Aphrodisiac Effects Back In 2001

The study conducted by Halliday and Soule was the first to actually test and record the effects the mushroom had on inducing female orgasms.

4. Its Odor Triggers Orgasms

While the mushroom releases a “fetid odor,” in other words, an extremely disturbing smell, it’s the reason behind the increase in female arousal. According to researchers, “hormone-like compounds present … may have some similarity to human neurotransmitters released during sexual encounters.”

5. It's Still A Big Mystery

The mushrooms belongs to a genus of Dictyophora mushrooms, which are also known as “veiled ladies” due to their distinct net-like heads. However, the species is still unknown.

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