Psilocybin Handbook for Women

The Psilocybin Handbook for Women

By Jennifer Chesak

Check out the premier resource for women interested in harnessing the power of psilocybin, AKA magic mushrooms—from how to microdose and trip sit (yes, that’s a thing) to understanding the latest psychedelic research—all in a decidedly bro-free format.


If you’re looking for mushroom mansplaining, you’ve come to the wrong book. The Psilocybin Handbook for Women is a resource for everyone, although it features information specific to those assigned female at birth—because psychedelics may have different effects and applications across the sexes.

This informative guidebook is packed full with everything you need to know about psilocybin, including its history, potential medicinal and recreational benefits, the latest evidence-based research, how to microdose and trip set, and more. With The Psilocybin Handbook for Women, you’ll also get the answers to some of your most pressing questions, like:

  • Does psilocybin affect women differently?
  • Does it matter where I am in my cycle when I use psilocybin?
  • Can psilocybin help with menstrual migraines, endometriosis, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder?
  • Will psilocybin boost my sex life?
  • Do hormones have an impact on the entourage effect?
  • What the heck is the entourage effect?
  • And more!

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned psychonaut, this research-backed guide will help you successfully navigate the world of magic mushrooms.

Jennifer Chesak

Jennifer Chesak

Jennifer Chesak is an award-winning freelance science and medical journalist, editor, and fact-checker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in Washington Post, Prevention, Verywell, Healthline, Health, Greatist, Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, The Daily Beast,, B*tch, and more. Her coverage focuses on chronic health issues, medical rights, healthcare, harm reduction, and the scientific evidence around health and wellness trends, including cannabis and psychedelics.


Jennifer earned her master of science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill. She currently teaches copyediting, technical writing, and media studies in the publishing program at Belmont University, leads various workshops at the literary nonprofit The Porch, and serves as the managing editor for the literary magazine SHIFT. In her free time, Jennifer, who is originally from North Dakota, can be found covered in mud out on a trail run or in her garden. Find her work at and follow her on socials @jenchesak.

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Released: June 2023
Price: $16.95

ISBN-10: 1646044983
ISBN-13: 9781646044986

5.5 x 8.5
192 pages

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