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If you have ever thought about having sex on “magic mushrooms” or psychedelics, you are not alone.

Many people are intrigued about how psilocybin and other psychedelics may improve their sex lives. Now that myths and taboos surrounding cannabis use are slowly fading away, advocates for psilocybin hope it will soon become more accessible.

What is Psilocybin?

Sign shares how to have safe sex on magic mushrooms.
Sign at Toronto sex show shares tips on how to have safe sex on magic mushrooms.

Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in certain fungi, more commonly known as “magic mushrooms.”

Beyond sexuality, psilocybin has gained media attention for its potential to help treat post-traumatic stress in medical settings.

‘Magic mushrooms’ and sex

While visiting Toronto’s Taboo sex show last month, I also learned about mixing sex and magic mushrooms to maximize the pleasure of the experience.

There I found Alchemy Gold, a Canadian company that sells chocolate and psilocybin together in craft chocolate bars.

Like any responsible seller of shrooms at a sex show, Alchemy Gold’s exhibit also shared a poster on how to have a pleasant trip and safe sex on magic mushrooms. I’ve shared the text from the sign on having sex on magic mushrooms below to make it more accessible for screen readers.

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Sex on Magic Mushrooms: How to Set Your Setting

  1. Full, sober consent is first and foremost. Just like you technically can’t give full legal consent after you’ve had a few drinks, you definitely can’t consider someone saying yes to sex while tripping on shrooms actual consent. It’s essential that everyone consent before you turn on, tune in, and drop out.
  2. Make sure you’re with someone you fully trust. Tripping and fooling around with a one-night stand might sound fun on paper, but if you’re not with someone you’re already familiar and comfortable with, this could quickly turn into a very negative experience.
  3. Set yourself up in a sexy, safe environment.
    Have we mentioned the importance of set and setting yet? Sex on shrooms is best experienced with someone you’re comfortable with, and the experience gets even better when you are in an environment you feel safe in. If you’re doing it at home, throw on some fresh sheets, set some cozy mood lighting, and maybe even light a few candles.
  4. Know your limit.
    Magic mushrooms affect everyone differently, depending on the amount you take, the size of your body, how much you’ve eaten that day, your tolerance level, and more. You might feel more comfortable microdosing, especially if it’s your first time. Stay safe and start slow.
  5. Time the trip correctly.
    Another important element to consider is the timing of it all. Most users who regularly incorporate shrooms into their sex lives report that the experience is best when they wait until after the trip’s peak. Having sex at the peak can be way too intense, especially if you’re overwhelmed by the shrooms’ effects. Instead, the comedown might be the perfect time to get intimate: sensations are softened, and you’re likely basking in the afterglow of a spiritual experience.
  6. Be prepared to experience cosmic lust and make a real connection.
    Shrooms are known for the feeling of connection and oneness” with the world, and this can definitely be felt during sex. This is why it’s so important to do it with someone you’re fully comfortable with. Stay safe, be smart, and proceed with caution, enthusiasm, and an open mind to what can be a truly incredible experience.

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