Bad News For Women Who Want Those Orgasm-Inducing Mushrooms

A 14-year-old report that recently resurfaced on the Internet alleges to have found mushrooms that caused women to spontaneously orgasm growing atop thousand-year-old lava fields on the Big Island of Hawaii.

John Holliday and Noah Soule’s findings were published in 2001 in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, according to the blog IFL Science.

Then, after so many years of obscurity, the report resurfaced online and went viral — and this week, it caused women everywhere to clamor for magical mushrooms.

But could these mushrooms really give off a scent that leads to a happy ending?

Girl, in your wet dreams.

(The link to the original article is currently down, but the report’s title is still included in the site’s table of contents. You can view an archived version of the official study here.)

Don Hemmes, professor of biology at the University of Hawaii and author of Mushrooms of Hawaii, told The Huffington Post that he knows the article very well, but doesn’t think much of it.

“I think it is flawed on many levels,” he said.

The mushrooms referenced in the study are known as netted stink horns and also grow in China, he said, adding that they can be used as an ingredient in soups and bought in airport gift shops.

Science Alert, an educational blog, also says “there are a bunch of problems” with the study’s claims.

In their original study, Holliday and Soule performed a “smell-test” on the “unnamed Dictyophora species” of bright orange fungus with an unspecified number of male and female volunteers, claiming that “nearly half of the female test subjects experienced spontaneous orgasms while smelling this mushroom.”

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