Mushrooms have a myriad of uses from cooking, remedying and now inducing women to orgasm through smell.
Scientists have discovered a special species of tropical mushrooms in Hawaiian lava that can make women orgasm through its odor, according to the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. The bright orange-colored mushroom can be found in recent lava flows dating from 600 to 10,000 years old.
The peculiar female aphrodisiac has been put to a smelling test conducted on volunteers. Researchers John C. Holliday and Noah Soule found that about half of the female participants experienced instantaneous orgasms when smelling the fungus.
The findings indicate that the chemical compounds of the mushroom, an unnamed Dictyophora species, mimic the types of human neurotransmitters that are released during sexual encounters.
On the flip side, the researchers noted that men found the smell repulsive.