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“I have had over a thousand inquiries over the last week,” said Holliday, clearly agitated.
It had been eight days since the science news aggregator IFLS had drudged up the abstract on orgasm-inducing mushrooms, putting millions of pairs of eyes on Holliday & Soule’s abstract.
I bent down, pressing my hands in the soft mulch on either side of the fungus, and let the air out of my lungs.
Then I pushed my face next to its orange stalk and breathed in as deeply as I could.
Curious, I followed the link in the article to another article, which linked to an abstract for a talk given almost fifteen years ago—but the journal’s site was down and all that I could access was the front page for the abstract. Holliday and Noah Soule—finding scattered stories about the abstract over the years, but nothing more concrete.
The only one which seemed to be based on an actual encounter with the researchers was an article by Ben Sostrin for the newsletter of the Oregon Mycological Society from 2002 titled “Mushrooms and Maui II: Mamalu o Wahine,” the second half of a two part series on Hawaiian mushrooms, which of course I had no access to.
“I talked them into taking me out on their little adventure, and a group of girls on Saturday morning and I went out to Lava Tree State Park and found them. I got three or four calls, and when I plotted them on the map, they were all within about a two- to three-mile radius around Lava Tree State Park.
Wikipedia somehow had the number of test subjects — 16 women and 20 men — but no indication where those numbers came from.
Flustered, I Googled again, finding every mention of this orgasmic mushroom study.
I emailed the society contact to see if I could get a copy, and kept looking.
I searched Google Scholar, but there appeared to be no follow up, no complete manuscript.
I read every blog post, note, and article—dozens upon dozens of them—all apparently based on the exact same minuscule amount of information.