In the grand and funky pantheon of life’s pleasures, two experiences often top the list: great sex and mind-expanding trips. And, like chocolate and peanut butter or Jay Z and Beyoncé, you might wonder if combining these two titillating titans of sensory delight makes for an even better experience.
Well, buckle up, my little psychedelic cupids. We’re about to take a saucy romp through the sexy, sometimes surreal, and always surprising world of sex on shrooms.
What is Sex on Shrooms Like?
Having sex on shrooms might be akin to going skinny-dipping in a pool of rainbow Jello while Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon echoes through the cosmos. Or it could be like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube in zero gravity while a troop of technicolor squirrels reenacts “Romeo and Juliet” on a nearby branch. It’s unpredictable, whimsical, and somewhat hilarious.
Tripping balls while balling (or is it tripping while… you get it) might lower inhibitions, allowing you to release preconceived notions and expectations about sex. This could lead to a transcendental tryst that transcends dimensions or turn into a giggle fest as you both marvel at the inexplicable hilarity of human bodies. Let’s just say, it’s not the right moment to reenact your favorite scene from 50 Shades of Gray – unless that scene involves uncontrollable laughter or philosophical ruminations on the nature of desire. All things considered, sex on shrooms could go a lot of different ways.
Sex on psilocybin was a very transformative experience for me. I spent the evening with my partner soaking in all the sounds, feelings, tastes, and emotions, within our little bubble and I felt every wall crumbling under the weight of our trip together. I felt the ideas pressed upon us by society melt away as our feminine and masculine selves blended effortlessly. However, I was not a woman and he was not a man; we were just us. I felt his bright pink, fiery feminine energy flowing through my body as my soft blue masculine energy dusted over him. Neither of us had any expectations of the other or our own selves. We simply were existing, not to please or to gain pleasure, but just to exist. It’s so heavy thinking about how much gender roles affect our everyday interactions and it was so freeing to shed those weights.—Anonymous veteran mushroom goddess
Do Shrooms Make You Horny?
So, do magic mushrooms transform you into an insatiable and irresistible psychedelic Aphrodite or Adonis? Not necessarily. However, they could potentially enhance your sensual awareness, transforming a lover’s touch into an electric symphony or a simple kiss into a cosmic voyage. Remember that scene in Avatar where they connect their… ponytails? Imagine that level of intense connection, but potentially without the CGI and definitely without the unobtainium.
While shrooms might not kick your libido into overdrive, they can peel back layers of inhibition and self-consciousness, leaving you open to explore new sensual horizons. Ultimately, sex on shrooms might make some people horny, but that doesn’t mean it’s like flipping a switch for everyone.
Sexuality is the glory of the living experience. Ecstasy is the contemplation of wholeness. That’s why when you experience ecstasy—when you contemplate wholeness—you come down remade in terms of the political and social arena because you have seen the larger picture.—Annie Sprinkle, How Psychedelics Informed My Sex Life and Sex Work
How to Prepare for Sex on Shrooms
Ready to add some spice to your lovemaking with a sprinkle of psychedelic magic? Hold your horses, cosmic Casanova! Like planning the perfect dinner date or choreographing an epic dance-off, there’s more to sex on shrooms than simply popping a cap and going all in.
Here’s the 411 on how to make sure your amorous psychedelic adventure is one for the ages. Buckle up, lovebirds, it’s time for a crash course in shroom-tactic seduction!
Know Your Dose
First things first: know your dose. As with any psychedelic venture, gauging your shroom intake accurately is vital. If you bite off more than you can chew (quite literally), you might find yourself more preoccupied with the fractal patterns on your partner’s skin than the whole “sex” thing. On the other hand, too little and you might wonder why you’re not feeling any different aside from a mild case of mushroom mouth.
It’s a good idea to start small if you’re new to this. The “Goldilocks zone” of shroom dosing can be a tricky one to find: you’re after a dose that will give you that mental loosening, that sense of connection and enhanced sensation, without catapulting your brain into another universe where the concept of sex might seem as baffling as string theory. Learn more about dosing before slipping into the sheets for a sultry weekend of sex on shrooms.
“I think going to the Grave without having a Psychedelic Experience is like going to the Grave without ever having Sex. It means that you never Figured out what it is all about. The Mystery is in the Body and the way the Body Works itself into Nature.”—Terence McKenna
Talk Consent and Boundaries
While a shroom trip can be a wildly exciting rollercoaster, you and your partner must be buckled up for the ride. Make sure you’ve had a thorough and open discussion about consent and boundaries before you even glance at the shrooms. This is not the time for surprises!
Be sure you’re both comfortable with the idea and discuss what you both want from the experience. This might seem like a mood-killer, but it’s the most important step in ensuring a positive, enjoyable experience. Plus, knowing you’re both on the same wavelength can enhance intimacy.
Set and Setting
The importance of set and setting – your mindset and environment – cannot be overstated when it comes to trips, and that includes erotic escapades under the influence of psilocybin. Before you have sex on shrooms, talk about the location. Choose a safe, comfortable, and private setting for your shroom-enhanced love fest.
Consider the overall vibe of your space: is it soothing, inviting, and secure? Soft lighting, comfortable bedding, and a lack of potentially trip-altering distractions (think phones, buzzing appliances, unexpected visitors) can help make your sensual shroom journey smoother. And, as much as we all love our pets, it’s a good idea to have Fido stay at a friend’s place or tucked away safely in another room – no one wants a cold nose interrupting at an inopportune moment!
Few things feel better than getting high and getting laid.—David Jay Brown
Preparation and Timing
Just like a date with your lifelong celebrity crush, timing is everything. Remember, shrooms aren’t like a switch; they can take 30-60 minutes to start showing effects, and those effects can last several hours. Plan your dosage accordingly, and be sure you have enough time to enjoy the experience without feeling rushed or anxious.
If you’ve planned for a night of shrooming and swooning, remember to prep some basic necessities. Keep some water (tripping can be thirsty work), some light snacks (you won’t be running a marathon, but energy is essential), and a chill playlist to set the mood. When it comes to background music, consider the Beatles’ mantra: “Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.”
Remember, the goal here isn’t to power through a sexual decathlon. It’s to relax, open up, and connect with your partner on a deeper level. Take things slow, follow these tips, and always be mindful of each other’s feelings and comfort levels.
People tend to link “sex and drugs” because both are condemned by society. Nevertheless, throughout the ages, human beings have continually searched for more ecstasy, more sexual satisfaction, for solutions to their sexual problems, and for aphrodisiacs. Psychoactive substances have been used in most cultures because they can be keys to unlocking the mysteries of life. Of course, as each mystery is unraveled, a bunch of new ones appear. Both sex and psychedelics are ultimately about consciousness, about self-discovery, and going beyond everyday reality to that magical place somewhere over the rainbow, where we feel Divine and we experience some truth. Granted, both sex and psychedelic drugs are generally used unconsciously by most people. We need to work on that.—Annie Sprinkle, How Psychedelics Informed My Sex Life and Sex Work
Getting Freaky With Fungi
The question is whether to shroom or not in the bedroom. Like any great performance – from Hamilton on Broadway to that one Spice Girls reunion concert – the results can be magnificent or mildly mortifying, but always memorable.
It could be an ecstasy-inducing expedition of carnal exploration that makes you feel like you’ve discovered a new color or invented a new number. Or sex on shrooms could be a hilariously disastrous endeavor that ends with both of you wrapped in a duvet, giggling like school children at the word “boobies.”
The key to enjoying sex on shrooms is releasing expectations, being open to the experience, and understanding that, whether you’re getting down in a psychedelic state or simply in a state of undress, the aim is to have fun, connect with your partner, and make memories that will last a lifetime, or at least until the trip wears off.
But remember, as much fun as it is to compare your naughty bits to various exotic fungi or speculate on what it would be like to have sex in zero gravity (shrooms can give you some really out-there ideas), always prioritize safety, consent, and respect. After all, we’re all just here to love, learn, and occasionally giggle at how strange it is to be a human being having a cosmic experience in a physical body.