According to Wikipedia, Sex pheromones are pheromones released by an organism to attract an individual of the opposite sex, encourage them to mate with them, or perform some other function closely related with sexual reproduction.
In most animals, the relationship between pheromones and mating is straightforward. Human pheromones, on the other hand, are highly individualized, and not always noticeable. Dr. Cutler’s original studies in the ’70s showed that women who have regular sex with men have more regular menstrual cycles than women who have sporadic sex. Regular sex delayed the decline of estrogen and made women more fertile. This led the research team to look for what the man was providing in the equation. By 1986 they realized it was pheromones.
There’s more on how pheromones affect women’s menstrual cycles. Think back to college, or to growing up if you had sisters. Most women who live with or near other women adjust their menstrual cycle timing to each other. A recent study at the University of Chicago by Martha McClintock exposed a group of women to a whiff of perspiration from other women. It caused their menstrual cycles to speed up or slow down depending on the time in the month the sweat was collected — before, during or after ovulation. This was the first proof that people produce and respond to pheromones.
Whether or not pheromones initially affect sexual attraction, other research has indicated that humans might be using a different set of subtle smell cues to help select our mates. Variation in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), an important set of immune system genes, imbues each of us with a unique “odorprint,” like a fingerprint. Previous research has revealed that human females preferred the musk of sweaty T-shirts worn by men with suitably different MHC genes.
Because scores, if not hundreds, of unidentified odorants comprise an odorprint, Oxford’s Wyatt has argued that it cannot be considered a pheromone in the classic sense. Evidently, the complex cloud of aromas we emit needs a lot more parsing before science closes the book on pheromones
Pheromones or no pheromones, we all know how much importance odor or body scents play in sexual relations, especially to females. You ask a random lady what she first notices in a guy and a lot of them would say his smell, body and mouth. It’s a great turn on and can be the most effective turn offs.
Whether or no pheromones work in humans or not, smell is always be relevant. Pheromones are controlled by your body but how you smell is controlled by you, so take control of it.
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