Skip to comments.Women’s preference for dominant male odour: effects of menstrual cycle and relationship status
Posted on 07/08/2005 5:52:44 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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(1) Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles
(Gangestad &Thornhill 1998; Rikowski & Grammer
(a) Odour stimuli
(b) Subjects and experimental procedure
|Received 14 March 2005 Accepted 4 April 2005
2005 The Royal Society
Figure 1. Mean (Gs.e.m.) correlation coefficient between
Figure 2. Correlation between standardized ratings of odour
However, it is possible that the
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This has some evolutionary implication.
Can't anything be private anymore? What was the purpose of posting this article?
The French know all about this.
"dominant male odour"
I am king.
Mark for later.
I believe Dr. Lector wrote the definitive study.
How-much-do-you-smell ping! ;^)
You don't want one of those, they can be a real b!tch to ride.
I hope to God that this had no tax monies involved with this 'science.' In any event, being the exemplar working class filth on this forum, I concur with the findings. Chicks dig a sweaty workman with a low-slung tool belt.
Trying to prove that women are just animals attracted by odor?
Ah the smell of OLD SPICE in the morning.
i must smell good because i have no shortage of women who want my credit cards!
This is very old news. No less an authority than National Geographic covered this decades ago.
A odor that I being a male find offensive is the small of old fish.
Just remember that they only come in red.
One big problem with this study is that no truly dominant male would wear cotton pads in his armpits for 24 s much less 24 h.
So that some of us who are interested in psychology and biological anthropology can read it? I would have missed it if the poster hadn't put it up, and I appreciate the opportunity to read it. If you're not interested, don't read it.
What's the phrase..."follow your nose..."
In other words, Woman's answer to this vexing question of what they like in a man is, "It depends."
In a way, this is progress. In the seventies they had a survey, asking women, "What do you most like to see in a man?" and the #1 answer was, the top of his head.
I have know some woman who always talk endlessly about "nice guys" most of the time, but when she tries to go out to the downtown for a major fun once in a while, she always shacks up with a 'bad boy.'
Now I know what drive her behavior.:-) If you ask women like her, they always attribute to some mystical thing men never get. They are right in a way. It is due to their menstrual cycle reacting to male pheromone. Nothing metaphysical, though.:-)
Didn't you post that article on Dog Poop Girl?
Yes, I did.
A very unusual day's reading!
Very interesting reading (but not surprising).
No wonder the biggest draws in Chick lit is the Uber-Alpha males (with a sweet tender side, of course ;) )
Very true. Armpit cotton pad wearers are definitely a turn-off.....
...and the monthly maintenance will drive YOU nuts!
But alternatively, it has been suggested that...
I don't believe it for a moment. The idea that women are influenced in their choice of men, by this or that odor at this or that time, is worse than quackery. It's quackery with "proof," and I suspect the intent is further to reduce humans to the status of dumb brutes.
I always thought the attraction depends on what the guy drives.
Human has a tendency to cover up part of their low-level behavior with generous dose of mysticism. This kind of low-level mechanism powerfully constrains what is called "rational choice." It is even happening in economics. In the case above, they established a tangible mechanism.
What are you doing with your credit cards in your armpit?
Oh, well, if economists have observed it, it must be so! I guess I'm in that part of the cycle where everything smells like BS.
In another week I'll have keener grasp of it and call it not BS but argumentum ad verecundiam.
thanks for the ping.
Girls Just Want to Be Mean
The New York Times Magazine | 02/24/2002 | MARGARET TALBOT
Posted on 02/22/2002 5:54:58 PM PST by Pokey78
Bet if you reran the test with exactly the same people, the results would be different. Unfortunately, it can't be done, because a prejudice has already occurred.
I'd classify this as WORTHLESS, STUPID RESEARCH.
I guess work on the "Scenternet" will have to begin soon.
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