Herbs are known to possess intrinsic medicinal properties that have been harnessed by medical science to relieve mankind of maladies since time immemorial. While smoking hemp can annihilate carcinogenic agents, there’s a weird type of fungus that answers the question “What women want?”

This lesser-known type of fungus possesses the ability to induce orgasms in women upon smelling it!

Yes, as preposterous as it may seem, this fungus (a bright orange mushroom), which appears to grow on Hawaiian lava flows (that are between 600 and 1000 years old), can trigger off spontaneous orgasms in women, when they smell it.


The unnamed Dictyophara species, discovered by John Halliday and Noah Soule, is known to be an intense aphrodisiac when smelled by women

The fungus has a “fetid” smell that plausibly leads women to climax, instantly. Almost half the women (test subjects) who took a deep whiff, experienced spontaneous orgasms. The men, on the other hand, claimed the smell was disgusting.


According to Halliday and Soule, “the hormone-like compounds present in the fungus may have some similarity to human neurotransmitters released during sexual encounters.”

Well, this might put dildo-and-vibrator companies out of business!

Read their findings here.