Boffins want couples to get mashed on mushrooms to see if it boosts sex life
Boffins are looking for loved-up couples to get mashed on mushrooms and LSD to see if it boosts their sex lives.
Imperial College in London, one of the best universities in the world, wants to see if hallucinogenic drugs give romantic pairs more satisfaction in the sack. Its scientists are leading the global charge into the effects of trippy substances on sex, addictions and depression, with many projects headed up by sacked former drugs tsar Professor David Nutt.
They posted an advert on X, formerly Twitter, looking for recruits to take part in the wacky sexperiment. It would involve being quizzed by scientists just before indulging in a psychedelic session.
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They would then speak to participants two days, four weeks and three months afterwards to see what the lasting effects of the drugs were. The advert reads: "The effects of psychedelics in humans are notoriously unpredictable.
"This study aims to better understand the effects of having a MDMA/psychedelic experience with your romantic partner and the subsequent changes that may ensue afterwards, from reported intimacy to sexual satisfaction.
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"To take part in this survey, you must be at least 18 years of age, have a good understanding of the English language, currently be in a romantic relationship, and already have plans to have a psychedelic experience in the future together with your romantic partner."
Imperial College is headed up by the world’s best experts in psychedelic substances. One of its most famous professors is David Nutt, who led the government’s drug strategy until he was fired in 2009 for pointing out that horse riding causes more deaths than MDMA.
He has since led dozens of experiments into the clinical benefits of hallucinogens. The professor boasted: "My claim to fame is I’ve probably given more different kinds of drugs to human beings than anyone alive."
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