Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, better known as the Penis Envy, are considered to be one of the greatest and most potent magic mushroom strains out there. It’s got a funny name, for sure. But what lies beneath this endowed facade is a potency that cannot be underestimated.
The Penis Envy strain is not one for the faint of heart. This hard-hitting shroom can knock out even the most experienced psychonauts. Right off the bat, we don’t recommend these bad boys for first-time users.
That being said, this strain’s intense psilocybin production should not deter those seeking a stronger effect than their typical shrooms. With steady and proper preparation, even you can conquer the Penis Envy.
So where does one begin? Getting the recommended dose right is crucial when consuming penis envy shrooms. We’ll go over all the right practices so that you can too get the transformative experience you deserve.
What are Penis Envy Mushrooms?
Before we mention our recommended dosage protocol, here’s a little more information about the strain.
Penis Envy (Psilocybe cubensis) is a popular mushroom strain that has been a firm favourite with hardcore psychonauts for decades. It gets its unusual name from its unique shape. The Penis Envy mushroom has a long stem topped with a large cap, which is reminiscent of the shape of a penis.
They are also one of the largest species of magic mushrooms around. It is believed they were initially discovered in Cuba in the early 1900s and have since been grown intensively to achieve an even greater hallucinogenic effect.
Another reason for its widespread popularity is its particular strong hallucinogenic effect and feel-good high. It has a very high level of potency, known for providing users with an unforgettable experience they want to repeat.
The psychedelic experience one gets from taking Penis Envy Shrooms is one of kind. It’s more than just your classic psychedelic trip for sure. People often say that the high is an intense mystical experience, one that helps them reconnect with their inner spiritual selves.
Penis Envy Appearance
The Penis Envy can take a joke, seriously. With this strain, you’ll be filled with fifth-grade-level innuendoes for days to come. For the uncultured, this psilocybin-rich shroom’s physical form does in fact resemble the male genitalia.
The penis mushroom has all the same structures as the human male penis. You’ve got a thick shaft and a bulbous head. Unlike other strains of the Psilocybe genus, the bulbous head of the Penis Envy does not spread wide open even at maturity.
The Penis Envy is one of the harder strains to cultivate, primarily because of poor yield and high maintenance requirements. Mycologists suggest that slow growth results in higher concentrations of active ingredients within the fruiting body.
Home-based growers will need to have a hefty amount of spores to begin to see viable results. The strain grows best in dark and very humid environments. Maintenance is a must as this strain’s unique genetic line makes it vulnerable to contamination. Cultivation is indeed tough and the wait is long, but those who press on are rewarded with large fruits that should be more than enough for most people.
Effects of Consuming Penis Envy Mushrooms
The strong potency of Penis Envy provides many of the expected psychoactive effects of mushrooms including:
- a light body high
- intense euphoria
- visual hallucinations
- appreciation for surroundings
- deep feelings of love
- appreciation of art
- philosophical wonder and introspection
Other common effects include intense visual distortions, color enhancements, and animation of everyday objects. Those who are about to take Penis Envy for the first time should expect deep shamanic experiences, accompanied by an overwhelming sense of being one with an entity.
Users can expect to feel the effects between 20-60 minutes after ingestion. This can vary depending on the dosage and amount of food in the stomach. The effects can be expected to last between 5-10 hours.
How does it work?
Two compounds are directly responsible for the high you get when taking Psilocybe cubensis shrooms: psilocybin and psilocin.
Psilocybin is the psilocin’s immediate precursor. Both are indole compounds and quite similar to serotonin — the neurotransmitter responsible for our feelings of happiness and well-being. As a matter of fact, the two compounds bind so well to serotonin receptors in the central nervous system that they induce effects similar to that of the neurotransmitter.
Psilocybin is converted into psilocin by a process known as dephosphorylation through various enzymes. This occurs in the digestive system, particularly within the liver and kidneys.
Psilocin is a short-lived substance, the effects lasting only about an hour. It’s actually the psychoactive compound that’s responsible for the shroom “trip”. A shroom strain with higher psilocin-to-psilocybin ratios (e.g., Penis Envy, Golden Teacher) tends to be more potent than a mushroom strain with more psilocybin.
How long before the “trip” happens and how long does it last?
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the trip lasts for about 4 hours for an average dose. Your mileage, of course, may vary. This also depends on how much you’re dosing.
Given the incredible potency of the Penis Envy, what you experience with it does not apply to other strains. For example, it will generally take more time before you begin feeling the psychoactive effects of a less potent mushroom.
Another difference is that for the Penis Envy, the effects tend to dissipate much quicker. This is due to its high psilocin-to-psilocybin ratio. The psychoactive component is more readily consumed by the body.
Possible Side Effects
Given that the Penis Envy is super potent, some people may experience adverse side effects that include:
- feeling sick or nauseous
- headaches and body aches
- experiencing rapid heart rate
- having feelings of tensions
In the case of a bad trip, these negative effects are even compounded. It is also accompanied by disturbing hallucinations, intense feelings of anxiety and helplessness, panic attacks, and paranoia.
Magic shrooms affect the brain’s ability to process sensory information. It’s not advised to take a higher dosage when you’re about to perform an activity that requires full attention, like driving or operating heavy machinery.
It’s also best to avoid using psilocybin on its own without having a “trip sitter” or responsible person with you. It’s not safe to use the drug by yourself as it can make your brain less aware of what is going on around you.
Benefits of Penis Envy Shrooms
Magic mushrooms like Psilocybe cubensis are often lumped together with other psychedelic drugs like LSD and MDMA, but they have a few unique benefits that make them different.
The primary benefit of magic mushroom is that it has been shown to treat depression while having only mild side effects compared to traditional medication for depression. It also shows promise in treating anxiety and addiction issues as well as PTSD.
Magic mushrooms may be able to help with mental conditions such as depression, PTSD, and the like by renewing a sense of hope.
Studies on psilocybin show there’s a link between the drug and relief from symptoms of anxiety and depression. And we know some psychiatrists prescribe psilocybin for some patients who don’t improve after trying more conventional treatments.
In small doses, magic mushrooms can produce a mild euphoria or have an energizing effect that lasts about three to four hours. In larger doses (more than two grams), hallucinations and more intense distortions in perception may occur as well as a distortion of time and a feeling that one’s sense of self is altered.
People often report having deeply spiritual experiences while ‘tripping’ on magic mushrooms, which may explain why some people say they can help treat depression. These experiences have been linked to the drug helping individuals feel more open, creative, and curious about the world around them in the long term.
Penis Envy Dosage
The Penis Envy is known for being quite the potent variety of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms. We highly advise new users to stay away from this one. This strain’s intensity makes it particularly unsuitable for the inexperienced. If you’re really adamant about taking on the Penis Envy, you should work your up in terms of tolerance over time.
The following factors, which are universal across all mushroom varieties, will affect your dosage requirements:
- The amount of food eaten before ingestion
- Age of mushrooms
- Storage methods
- Tolerance levels of the user
- Level of high wanted
Penis Envy Dosage Amounts
Since Penis Envy mushrooms elicit stronger reactions, you can’t just follow the regular dosage guidelines for other strains. A few grams more than intended can put you in dangerous territory.
Unlike with other mushroom strains, you’ll need to strictly follow the general Penis Envy dosage:
- Micro – 0.1g to 0.5g
- Mild – 0.5g to 1.0g
- Medium – 1.0g to 2.0g
- Strong – 2.0g to 3.0g
Your dosage will greatly affect the kind of experience you’ll be having. For example, a micro dose is great for day use as it can significantly boost creativity and alertness. But once you break into the mild territory, you’ll begin to feel a little trippy.
A medium dose is where things get exciting (or bad). You’ll start to hallucinate patterns and shapes anywhere between 1.0g to 2.0g. At the strong level, these hallucinations become extremely vivid to the point where reality seems to just melt away. You begin to associate senses with one another like sight and sound — a phenomenon known as synaesthesia.
A word of caution: You shouldn’t be taking over 3.0g of the shroom unless you’re really experienced. Anything beyond this amount will give you what bonafide psychonauts refers to as a “nasty trip”. There are those who can take this head-on, but even they should proceed with caution.
Types of Dosages for Penis Envy Shrooms
Penis Envy mushrooms are a popular strain of magic mushrooms known for their potency and intense effects. They contain high levels of psilocybin, a psychoactive compound that can cause intense hallucinations and altered perceptions of reality. But the effects of Penis Envy mushrooms can vary depending on the dosage. Below, we will discuss the different types of dosages for Penis Envy mushrooms and their effects.
Microdosing refers to taking a small, sub-perceptual dose of mushrooms. Typically, this is around 0.1-0.5 grams of dried mushrooms. Microdosing can provide many benefits, including increased creativity, focus, and mood enhancement. It can also improve productivity, reduce anxiety and depression symptoms, and improve overall well-being. You can choose to microdose if you want to experience the benefits of mushrooms without extreme psychedelic effects.
A low dose of Penis Envy mushrooms usually ranges from 0.5-1.5 grams. You may experience mild psychedelic effects such as visual distortions, heightened senses, and mood enhancement at this dosage. This dose is often used for recreational purposes because it can provide a relaxing and euphoric experience. This dose may also be beneficial if you have anxiety or depression.
A moderate dose of Penis Envy mushrooms usually ranges from 1.5-3 grams of dried mushrooms. At this dosage, you can experience more intense psychedelic effects, including hallucinations, changes in perception, and altered states of consciousness. This dosage is often used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes because it can provide insight and introspection. It may also benefit you if you deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction.
A high dose of Penis Envy mushrooms usually ranges from 3-5 grams of dried mushrooms. You can experience intense psychedelic effects at this dosage, including ego death, spiritual experiences, and profound hallucinations. This dosage is often used for intense spiritual experiences, as it can provide a deep connection with the universe and the self. However, this dosage is unsuitable for inexperienced users or those with mental health conditions.
Factors that Affect Dosage of Penis Envy Shrooms
If you are considering taking Penis Envy mushrooms, you should understand that the appropriate dosage can vary depending on several factors. Some of the main factors that can affect the proper dosage for you are:
One of the factors affecting the appropriate dosage of Penis Envy shrooms is your body weight. Generally, those with a lower body weight may require a smaller dosage than those with a higher body weight. This is because the effects of the mushrooms are more pronounced in users with lower body weight.
Your tolerance to Penis Envy mushrooms can also affect the appropriate dosage. If you have taken the mushrooms before and have developed a tolerance, you may require a higher dosage to achieve the desired effects. However, if you are new to Penis Envy mushrooms, starting with a lower dosage and gradually increasing it to avoid adverse effects is best.
Your level of experience with psychedelic substances can also affect the appropriate dosage. If you are new to psychedelic substances, it is best to start with a low dosage and work your way up gradually. But those with more experience with psychedelics may be able to handle higher dosages.
The effects you are looking to achieve can also affect the appropriate dosage. For example, if you want a milder experience, a low to moderate dosage may be applicable. On the other hand, if you want a more intense experience, a higher dosage may be necessary.
How to Consume Penis Envy
When it comes to eating (or drinking) Penis Envy, you’re only limited by your personal preferences and the kind of experience you seek. Some like to eat the shrooms raw (we don’t recommend this). Others like to have it with tea or coffee to mask the flavors. Nevertheless, you should enjoy these psychedelic shrooms the way you want them to.
Eat the shrooms raw
The perfect way for the essentialist and traditionalist. You can never go wrong with chewing and eating magic mushrooms as they are. It’s not the tastiest way to do so, but it sure is a foolproof way that requires no other equipment.
To get the most out of the raw experience, you’ll want to chew them well. The saliva in your mouth contains enzymes that can help release the psychoactive compounds present in those dried shrooms.
You should begin to feel the psychedelic effects within 45 minutes or so. Again, the onset is variable and depends on a variety of factors —the most important one being prior food consumption.
We don’t recommend that you eat a full meal before consuming the shrooms. However, you shouldn’t take these shrooms on an empty stomach as well. Doing so will only amplify the effects to an extent where they can be overwhelming.
Make shroom edibles
With a little culinary know-how, you can turn foul-tasting shrooms into delicious confectionaries. You can also opt to buy a pre-made one, but they’re still pretty hard to come by.
Popular edibles include psilocybin-infused chocolate brownies and mushroom jerky. If you plan to experiment with a recipe, you gotta take into account the heat level. Remember, psilocybin can break down at high temperatures. An easy reminder: go low and slow.
Make shroom capsules
Capsules are the preferred method for those who plan to micro dose instead. For starters, a microdose involves you taking 0.2g to 0.5g on alternating days.
But why do it in the first place? Microdosing enthusiasts claim that it helps with clarity and energy without having to experience the full range of Penis Envy’s hallucinogenic effects.
Because the micro dose is low on body load, it’s suitable for intake even during the daytime when you’re most probably heading to work. In fact, people use it in this way to be more focused and productive in their everyday life.
Making your own capsules is relatively easy, but you do need some equipment. You’ll need a capsule machine, empty capsules cases, and a coffee grinder. Simply grind your shrooms and enclose them within the capsule.
We recommend that a capsule contain no more than 0.5g. Any more than this value can lead to more “fun” than you had initially intended when you made those pills.
Drink it with tea
Shroom with tea? It does sound like a crazy idea, but it’s actually one of the most popular delivery methods for shrooms.
Why is it so popular? By brewing your mushroom with tea leaves, you’re essentially masking the somewhat earthy (and likely unpleasant) taste of the shrooms themselves. Steeping the shrooms in hot water also takes away some of that taste.
Brewing your own shroom tea is really easy to do! Just follow these simple steps for the perfect cuppa:
- Boil your desired amount of water in a pan
- Chop up your shrooms into small pieces, making sure you still keep to the dosage guidelines. You may also use a coffee grinder for this step.
- Steep your tea leaves in the hot, together with your shrooms for about 3 minutes
- Simmer but do not boil for about 10-15 minutes
- Takes off the heat, cool, and enjoy your drink
Try a Lemon Tek
A lemon tek is like a shroom shot. It’s believed that high acidity accelerates the breakdown of psilocybin into psilocin, eventually leading to more intense trips. And what better acid to catalyze this reaction than lemon juice?
If you’re looking for a tastier, zestier, and more potent trip, then the Lemon Tek is for you. Though it’s tasty, we don’t recommend this delivery method for the regular user as it can be a little overwhelming.
Follow our recipe to make the perfect Lemon Tek:
- With a coffee grinder, grind your dried mushrooms until you get a fine powder. Alternatively, you can opt to you chop your shrooms very finely (won’t yield the same increase in potency). Set aside.
- Squeeze the juice of 1-2 lemons. Set aside.
- Pour the lemon juice into the pulverized or chopped shrooms. You should have enough juice to submerge the solid contents.
- Let sit for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent clumping.
- Pour the drink into a shot glass.
- Take the shot!
- You can opt to empty out the content with just a swirl of water around the glass. Drink the diluted mixture too.
How to prepare for your first Penis Envy dosage?
Once you’ve calculated the proper dose, it’s time to take it. To get the best psychedelic experience, you’ll want to make a few preparations beforehand. No one wants to experience a bad trip, so these steps are a must before and during the trip itself.
Setting up to the mood
Unlike other drugs, the effect of magic mushrooms is largely dependent on your surroundings. The setting is so important that it’s usually what dictates whether you’ll experience a good trip or a bad one for the night.
Setting up the mood for your magic mushroom trip is of utmost importance. It’s always best to start with a positive, safe, and peaceful environment where you are free from distractions or disturbances.
It also helps to be in a place that inspires creative and spiritual thinking. Being in nature is one of the most common choices for people who want to take shrooms while away from home!
While many people prefer to trip at home, it’s also possible for you to take psilocybin mushrooms in the comfort of your room. However, this is not recommended if you are taking magic shrooms by yourself as they could pose some risks without proper supervision!
Vision quests are great, but they can make you feel extremely famished and dehydrated. During a shroom trip, it’s of utmost importance that you drink enough water to keep you hydrated.
Bring a “trip sitter” with you
It’s important to make plans for other people who will help you during your mushroom trip should you need it. The “trip sitter” can be friends you know well and trust with responsibility or a stranger who has been instructed on what to do if something goes wrong. Either way, it’s also best to have someone at bay when taking shrooms so that you’ll have company to reassure you when the trip gets a little too intense.
The Penis Envy variant of the Psilocybe cubensis mushroom is highly prized by even the most hardcore psychonauts. It’s even considered to be one of the best mushrooms out there.
And it’s easy to see why the Penis Envy mushroom is a firm favorite with mushroom users all over the world. Its strong effects coupled with a reliable euphoric high is a huge pull for many people.
The strength of Penis Envy makes it more suitable for experienced users rather than those new to mushrooms, with users reporting much stronger effects at a lower dosage. Starting low is the key and then building up to your preferred level.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Penis Envy different from other mushroom strains?
Penis Envy is a unique and potent strain of magic mushrooms. It is known for its distinct appearance, with thick stems and small caps. One of the main differences between Penis Envy and other mushroom strains is its high potency. It contains more psilocybin, the active ingredient that produces the psychedelic effects, than most other strains. This means that users may experience a more intense and profound trip. Another difference is its slower growth rate, which makes it more challenging to cultivate. However, its high potency and unique characteristics make it popular among experienced mushroom users.
What is the recommended dosage for Penis Envy mushrooms?
The recommended dosage for Penis Envy mushrooms can vary depending on various factors, including tolerance, experience, body weight, and the desired intensity of the trip. However, starting with a low dose of around 1 gram is recommended for beginners to assess their sensitivity and gradually increase it over time. For experienced users, 2-3 grams is typically enough to induce a moderate trip, while higher doses of up to 5 grams or more may result in intense psychedelic experiences. It’s crucial to exercise caution when taking Penis Envy mushrooms and always follows dosage guidelines to avoid potential adverse effects.
How long does it take for Penis Envy mushrooms to take effect?
Penis Envy mushrooms typically take around 20 to 30 minutes to start taking effect. However, the exact timing may vary depending on factors such as the individual’s metabolism, dosage, and the method of ingestion. The effects of these mushrooms can last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, with the peak of the experience occurring around 2 to 3 hours after ingestion. Thus, starting with a low dosage and gradually increasing it until you reach your desired effect to avoid unpleasant experiences is essential. Ensuring you are in a safe and comfortable environment while using these mushrooms is also crucial.
What are the side effects of taking Penis Envy mushrooms?
The consumption of Penis Envy mushrooms may result in potential risks or side effects. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, anxiety, paranoia, and confusion. High doses can cause more severe side effects, including hallucinations, delusions, and psychosis. In rare cases, consumption can lead to long-term psychological effects, including flashbacks and HPPD (Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder). It’s important to note that taking these mushrooms can be dangerous for individuals with a history of mental health disorders or those using certain medications. To minimize the risks, start with a small dosage and have a trusted companion present during the experience.
Can I microdose with Penis Envy mushrooms?
Yes, it is possible to microdose with Penis Envy mushrooms. Microdosing involves taking a small amount of the substance to experience subtle effects without the full psychedelic experience. The recommended microdose for Penis Envy mushrooms is typically around 0.1-0.3 grams. It is essential to start with a small dose and slowly increase it to avoid adverse effects. Microdosing with Penis Envy mushrooms may help boost creativity, productivity, and well-being without inducing strong psychedelic effects. However, exercising caution and always consulting with a healthcare professional before taking any new substance is essential.