Hawaiian scientists released a study in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms that found that nearly half of the female participants experienced an instantaneous orgasm when they smelled a bright, phallic-looking mushroom, according to PopSugar.
The scientists believe that the reason for this finding is that some of the hormone-like compounds found in the mushroom are similar to the neurotransmitters released during sex.
"There are significant sexual arousal characteristics present in the fetid odour of this unique mushroom," the study reads. "These results suggest that the hormone like compounds present in the volatile portion of the spore mass may have some similarity to human neurotransmitters during sexual encounters."
Despite these interesting findings, further experiments must be conducted in order to give the results more validity as the study only consisted of 16 women and 20 men, a relatively small number to draw conclusions from.
The mysterious mushroom species, which was discovered 600 to 1,000 years ago on lava deposits, is still unnamed and thought to belong to the genus Dictyophora, a family of mushrooms with a unique appearance that consists of a net-like head, according to the Daily Mail.
The male participants showed no reaction to the mushroom and reported a foul odor, according to Metro.