Penis Envy (PE) magic mushrooms are a very unique and interesting variety of Psilocybe cubensis mushroom, with an equally unique and interesting history. This “strain” is colloquially known as the most potent Psilocybe cubensis magic mushroom variety, but unfortunately due to the current legality surrounding shrooms, there are no easily accessible test results to confirm exactly how much more potent this variety is.
Several anecdotal reports have claimed that the experience elicited by consuming Penis Envy mushrooms is much more intense, visual, and euphoric than other magic mushrooms of the Cubensis species, and some have even analogized the experience to that which is elicited by other considerably “stronger” psychedelics like DMT or LSD. It’s theorized that this stronger effect is due to both a higher concentration of psychotropic alkaloids, and a higher ratio of psilocin/psilocybin (psilocybin metabolizes into psilocin, once it’s been consumed).
PE mushrooms also have a fascinating origin story that has become somewhat of a legend in the psychedelic space, involving several high-profile names (like Terence McKenna), international smuggling, genetic mutations, prescription drug dealing, robbery, and murder!
Because they are significantly more potent, and because they are notoriously difficult to cultivate (as they possess characteristics which result in light/ineffective sporulation) this variety has become especially rare and desirable. As Psilocybin mushrooms gain popularity, Penis Envy is sure to become known as the preeminent variety to choose if you are looking for an exceptionally euphoric, distinctly visual, and profoundly introspective mushroom experience.