Science & Health

Sex on Mushrooms

As more people experience psychedelics and use them for deeper connections, there is an emergence of using psychedelics for better sexual connections as well. We explore safely using psychedelics or sexual health and how these plant medicines can impact our libido, naturally. We also highlight some brands working within the sexual healing space with plant-powered products for better pleasure.

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Lydia Mcclendon
November 7, 2023

In the world of exploration and personal transformation, there's a buzz that's been spreading for the past few years: magic mushroom are having a resurgence, blooming into 2023.

Psychedelic mushrooms have been captivating the curious and seekers of all kinds, promising a journey of self-discovery and connection for centuries. 

Whether you’re looking for improved focus, deeper understanding, more joy, or a break from the mundane; mushrooms can help you heal, thrive and change—with a huge shift in perspective—in macro and micro formats. Beyond meaningful microdoses and mind-expanding trips, these fantastical fungi have also found their place in the world of romance, intimacy, and relationships. Today, we'll embark on a journey to explore how psychedelic mushrooms can positively impact sex and relationships, with a beat that's upbeat, relaxed, and friendly.

Mushrooms For Deepening Connections

Psychedelic mushrooms, specifically those containing psilocybin, have a rich history in human culture and spirituality. Traditionally used in shamanic rituals and ceremonies, these enchanting fungi have been a source of spiritual insight and connection for centuries. Now, with the resurgence of interest in psychedelics, they are being looked at through a new lens, one that explores their potential to enhance relationships and intimate experiences.

Research suggests that psychedelic mushrooms can significantly influence emotional openness, empathy, and creativity— qualities that can translate wonderfully into the realm of love and connection. In a world often marked by stress, distraction, and disconnection, these natural substances offer a path to something deeper, and genuine.

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The Chemistry of Connection

When it comes to the heart of the matter, chemistry plays a crucial role, both literally and metaphorically. Psychedelic mushrooms, with their psilocybin content, interact with the serotonin receptors in our brains. This interaction can lead to a flood of positive emotions and a heightened sense of connection. Couples who embark on a psychedelic journey often find themselves more in tune with each other's thoughts and feelings, breaking down the barriers that might have developed over time.

A study conducted by the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands in 2016 found that psilocybin can intensify emotions, and users reported feeling emotionally closer to those around them. These enhanced emotions can make for a beautifully intimate experience between human beings.

Psychedelic Passion

It can be common to experience a plateau in passion and intimacy, no matter what stage of life you’re in. Psychedelic mushrooms have the potential to reignite the spark that might have dimmed over the years. With lowered inhibitions, increased empathy, and heightened sensory experiences, couples can explore their desires and fantasies in a safe and loving environment.

One study reported that psilocybin led to increased feelings of intimacy and desire. The researchers concluded that when used in the right context, these substances could be a valuable tool for couples looking to reignite their passion.

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Consent, Communication, and Connection

It's crucial to emphasize that the use of psychedelics in the context of, and especially in, sexual relationships should always be consensual. Communication is key to having a positive experience for both parties. Both partners should openly discuss their desires, boundaries, and intentions before embarking on a psychedelic journey and engaging in sexual activity.

Respecting each other's boundaries and feelings during the experience is essential. Consent doesn't end when the trip begins; it's an ongoing process. The altered state of consciousness that psychedelics induce can make one more sensitive and vulnerable, and clear communication becomes even more vital. Moreover, it's equally important to create a safe and comfortable environment for the experience. This includes physical safety, as well as emotional safety. Trust, openness, and love should be the guiding principles in any experience.

New Frontiers in Wellness

As the world of wellness continues to evolve, a new breed of brands is emerging, catering to women seeking holistic and natural solutions. These brands are combining the power of adaptogens, psychedelics, and wellness to offer a unique blend of self-care and self-discovery.


Blue Lotus Flower is an ancient traditional medicine making its way back into the main stream thanks in part to brands like Good Psyche. Empowering you to get back to your pleasure & purpose, Blue Lotus can be a useful tool for deepening connections. 


Psychedelic Water recently launched a new product, and with it a renewed interest in portable products you can use anywhere. They offer easy to dose herbal supplements that offer better mood, more relaxation, and better vibes. Boosting your mood can have a direct impact on your sexual wellbeing, with more openness, better comort and a deeper sense of self.


Micropause is an innovative new adaptogenic product for the pre- and menopausal crowd. Their products bridge the gap between functional medicine and wellness, with a side of powerful plant magic to make menopause manageable again. Whether that's for furthering self-pleasure or reigniting with your partner again, goingthrough the motions of life doesn't have to be miserable when you have plant power on your side.


KA! Empathogenics has burst onto the functional wellness scene with both beautiful marketing and a fantastic product. KA! offers a non-psychedelic product that has people buzzing over its uplifiting and enlightening effects. KA! has been highlighting the connection between their product and pleasure, showing how Kanna can help deepen our understanding of ourselves with a little plant magic.

The magic of psychedelic mushrooms extends far beyond a state of altered consciousness. It has the potential to positively impact sex and relationships, unlocking the doors to deeper intimacy and connection with yourself and others.  With the right set and setting, clear communication, and a sprinkle of love, couples can explore the profound and beautiful journey that these fungi offer. So, take a deep breath, embrace the unknown, and let the love and connection flow.

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Lydia Mcclendon

Lydia Mcclendon is a freelance writer and editor within the world of psychedelics, plant medicine, parenthood and the intersection of working in marketing for a taboo industry. She has written for a wide variety of publications, worked within editorial coordination, and loves the creativity and chaos that creative content brings.

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