The effects of the Penis Envy magic mushroom, including the sub-strains, like albino penis envy & blue penis envy, are comparable to most other P. Cubensis mushroom strains, but with powerfully increased visual effects and deeply introspective experience. Strong sensations of joy or euphoria, profound introspection, abstract thinking, lasting excitement, and feelings of connection to the world are some of the possible side effects.
Penis Envy (PE) magic mushrooms are a very unique and interesting variety of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, 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.
However, 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 such as Golden Mammoth, Blue Ringer, or Wavy Caps, 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).
You may, after all this time, be wondering why this strain is called “Penis Envy.”
It is simply because when fresh, Penis Envy mushrooms strongly resemble a phallic object, or in other words, the mushroom looks like a penis, and a large one at that (hence the term “envy”).
The visual characteristics of this mushroom variety include a large, thick, and exceptionally dense stem that is typically white in color, and an underdeveloped, bulbous cap that is distinctly more concave (rounded) than most other Psilocybe cubensis varieties. Additionally, the lack of a velum (veil separating cap and stem) often incites a bubbling mutation just below the mushroom cap that can look similar to a foreskin. Penis Envy mushrooms are also one of the densest varieties of magic mushrooms, and while they are typically shorter in height and smaller overall than other species, they still possess significant weight due to their density.