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Study: Men's perspiration boosts sexual arousal in women(I'm sweating as I post this,,Wink Wink! 8-)
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/10/07 | AP

Posted on 02/10/2007 3:29:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge

A chemical in male sweat can boost mood, brain activity and sexual arousal in heterosexual women, according to a new study released just in time for Valentine's Day.

The study offers the first direct evidence that humans secrete a scent that can affect the physiology of the opposite sex, said researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Their findings were published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience.

"This is the first time anyone has demonstrated that a change in women's hormonal levels is induced by sniffing an identified compound of male sweat," said study leader Claire Wyart, a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. "There is much more going on than we think when we are smelling body odor."

The study conducted last year involved 48 undergraduate women who took 20 sniffs from a bottle containing androstadienone, a compound found in male perspiration and other bodily secretions.

The researchers measured the women's levels of the stress hormone cortisol and compared them to the women's responses to a control odor. Cortisol levels in the women rose within about 15 minutes of inhaling the androstadienone scent and remained elevated for more than an hour, UC Berkeley researchers found.

They also discovered that blood pressure, heart rate and breathing increased, mood improved and sexual arousal was boosted.

While the compound can make women feel more positive and sexually aroused, it's still unclear how it affects their behavior, Wyart said.

"Humans are more complex," she said. "You cannot expect them to have stereotypical responses like rodents."


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Sweaty Good.. Sweaty and Stinky, Not so good.
1 posted on 02/10/2007 3:29:48 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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androstadienone

The study conducted last year involved 48 undergraduate women who took 20 sniffs from a bottle containing androstadienone, a compound found in male perspiration and other bodily secretions.


2 posted on 02/10/2007 3:31:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hmm. Instead of flowers or chocolate this V day I think I'll just bottle up some of my sweat. I know she'll be thrilled!


3 posted on 02/10/2007 3:32:04 PM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: saganite

You cheap bastard, You!

Let us all know how it works out. ;-)


4 posted on 02/10/2007 3:32:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why do you think I spend 10-hours a weeks at the gym?


5 posted on 02/10/2007 3:34:20 PM PST by Perdogg (Happy 2007.11)
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To: NormsRevenge
sexual arousal was boosted

And how did they measure that?

6 posted on 02/10/2007 3:34:45 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

I think it was a blind study, they used a laser ruler.


7 posted on 02/10/2007 3:35:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: saganite
"I think I'll just bottle up some of my sweat. I know she'll be thrilled!"

I'll take a whiff too!


8 posted on 02/10/2007 3:36:04 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: NormsRevenge

You cheap bastard, You!


Hey, I resemble that remark! Actually I'm going to pick up some Belgium chocolate since I'm in Brussels. Maybe I'll sweat a little when I give her the chocolates. ;^)


9 posted on 02/10/2007 3:36:37 PM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: billorites

The moral of this story?

No pain, no gain.


10 posted on 02/10/2007 3:37:24 PM PST by soupcon
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To: NormsRevenge
This was discussed on a Dallas Radio station yesterday. A lady called and states it was true if the male was 25 and a hunk but disgusting if the man was 40ish with a plummer's crack.
11 posted on 02/10/2007 3:38:39 PM PST by WesternPacific
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To: NormsRevenge

Okay, so as a female I will address this matter. Ahem.

Well sure a guy's smell can be a turn-on. And I'll tell you how I know. First, a caveat, a guy's smell does NOT mean the stinky stuff...just his natural smell.

So how do I know this? Let that guy be gone, either permanently or temporarily from his lady's life and his smell is still in the bed!

I could smell the guy smells for weeks, even months, after a break-up...in one case the actual death of my spouse.

It always smells good too. It smells just like HIM. Yeah...a guy has his own smell and my nose could always identify it.

Humans are animals after all. I don't know why studies like this surprise anyone, frankly.


12 posted on 02/10/2007 3:39:15 PM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: saganite

It's Flowers over chocolate here.. and a meal,, if I can get her to cook, that is. ;-)

Belgium has Good chocolate , for sure. Have a safe trip back,, Valentine's Day loometh!


13 posted on 02/10/2007 3:40:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: saganite
since I'm in Brussels.

Pick me up some sprouts while you're there.

14 posted on 02/10/2007 3:43:22 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: saganite

Check Sigma catalog [of Sigma-Aldrich]. It might be there, and in concentrated form.


15 posted on 02/10/2007 3:45:37 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Fishtalk

Humans are animals after all. I don't know why studies like this surprise anyone, frankly.

Yup, I agree, smell and such do get ingrained in our surroundings.


btw, our cat sleeps with us.. :-)


16 posted on 02/10/2007 3:47:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge
A chemical in male sweat can boost mood, brain activity and sexual arousal in heterosexual women

This is why I never wipe off the stairmaster when I'm done with it -- to get chicks, duh. :O)

17 posted on 02/10/2007 3:47:22 PM PST by jdm
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To: ElkGroveDan

Trade you some sprouts for some Elk steaks.


18 posted on 02/10/2007 3:48:15 PM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: jdm

never wipe off the stairmaster when I'm done with it -- to get chicks
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maybe you should consider renting it out to 'lonely' skinny fellars that don't sweat much.


19 posted on 02/10/2007 3:49:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wasn't that the whole idea behind that '70s perfume Musk? How many of you bought bottles of that stuff? As if people didn't get sweaty enough at the disco. It was stinky.


20 posted on 02/10/2007 3:54:12 PM PST by rabidralph (Hoo-ray, Beer!)
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To: saganite

It's raining in The Grove today. The elk are all bedded down between the SUV's and the bungalows.


21 posted on 02/10/2007 3:56:03 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: Fishtalk; billhilly; SJackson; george76; Diana in Wisconsin; proud_yank; Rb ver. 2.0

This is no surprise to women is it? This was discussed on FR about a year ago, and several women affirmed this is true.

Anyway, I've been thinking about changing careers, and this has given me an idea. They have doe pee to attract bucks, why not bottle this and sell it?


22 posted on 02/10/2007 3:56:23 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: rabidralph

That's right, I remember that stuff. gguckk. I'm a CoolWater guy these days myself... ;-)


23 posted on 02/10/2007 3:57:32 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: girlangler
Male sweat's good for a lot of things. From 2003...

Male Perspiration Brightens Women's Moods - Study

24 posted on 02/10/2007 3:59:20 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: girlangler

It could become more profitable than snake venom, Go for it!

God Bless America,the FRee market and the entrepreneurial spirit inside all of us, and on our skin too.. Woo Hoo! 8-)


25 posted on 02/10/2007 4:00:49 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: mewzilla

Thanks! This was no secret, uh? lol


26 posted on 02/10/2007 4:01:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

And to quote my beloved wife: YUCK!


27 posted on 02/10/2007 4:02:54 PM PST by hardworking (Vote for Hillary and show your support for pathological liars.)
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To: girlangler

It isn't the sweat that turns the women on. It is the honey do lists that bring on the sweat.


28 posted on 02/10/2007 4:04:39 PM PST by billhilly
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To: girlangler

"They have doe pee to attract bucks, why not bottle this and sell it?"

I'll do the Marketing, YOU can do the "harvesting," LOL!

I've always gone for men that were more cerebral than sweaty. Though on second thought there was this young, hard-working Cabana Boy in my past that was rather well tanned and "glistening." *WINK* :)


29 posted on 02/10/2007 4:07:34 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: rabidralph
I bought some Hai-Karate on eBay about two years ago. Didn't work. Must only work with chicks back in the 70s. Anyone got a time machine? :O)
30 posted on 02/10/2007 4:09:46 PM PST by jdm
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To: NormsRevenge

31 posted on 02/10/2007 4:12:32 PM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: NormsRevenge

"I'm a CoolWater guy these days myself... ;-)"

Mmmmmmm. I love that scent! Have you tried 'Grey Flannel' by Geoffrey Bean? It's an oldie, but a goodie; I'm gettin' all "sweaty" just thinking about it. *SWOON* That stuff sends me to the Moon!

Try it out on your Special Lady. Any Nordstrom's sales clerk worth her salt will give you some free samples. (Of cologne!) ;)


32 posted on 02/10/2007 4:13:58 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh Norm, you sexy thang.


33 posted on 02/10/2007 4:14:25 PM PST by freekitty
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I buy the CoolWater on cruises duty free, it last quite awhile, haven't tried Grey Flannel, Thanks! I'll have to make a Nordstorm pitstop. lol


34 posted on 02/10/2007 4:16:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: freekitty

Thangs! :-)


35 posted on 02/10/2007 4:17:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Tell me something that most of us didn't know.


36 posted on 02/10/2007 4:19:31 PM PST by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL

Romans used to recover male sweat and market it.

Nothing under the sun is new.


37 posted on 02/10/2007 4:21:17 PM PST by ASOC (The phrase "What if" or "If only" are for children.)
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To: NormsRevenge

News? Hasn't anyone heard of pheromones and studies on them before?

In fact, years ago, Jovan used to sell a men's colonge called 'Andros" or something similar that the company claimed was pheromone based.

I bought a case. I'm now down to my last bottle.


38 posted on 02/10/2007 4:26:16 PM PST by wildbill
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To: NormsRevenge

You won't regret it! :)


39 posted on 02/10/2007 4:33:30 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: wildbill

pheromones? Oh Yes.. drives the little insects and critters wild. Mother Nature definitely knows how to rev things up.

I should have dropped this in chat, it's kind of a slow 'news' day tho. ;-)


40 posted on 02/10/2007 4:34:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: Fishtalk

I know a lot of women who, when their man is away, admit that they smell his shirts or his pillow. Always struck me as a little primal from a gender that is "sugar and spice" and all that.


41 posted on 02/10/2007 4:35:40 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: NormsRevenge

Last weekend I had to fly to Sioux Falls to take care of a personal matter. I went to T.F. Green, cleared security, boarded the plane to Chicago, and took my seat. As I began to settle in, I glanced up and saw the most beautiful woman walking down the aisle. She headed straight for me and got into the seat next to mine.

I said, “Hello.” And helped he put her carry-on bag into the overhead compartment. She asked where I was headed. I told her I was bound for Sioux Falls to take care of some business. I then asked her if she was traveling for business or pleasure.

She turned, smiled, and said, “Business, I’m going to the Annual Nymphomaniacs of America Convention in Chicago.”

I swallowed hard not knowing what to say. Here was the most gorgeous woman I had ever seen sitting next to me and she was going to a meeting for nymphomaniacs! I struggled to maintain my composure. I asked as calmly as I could, “What’s your
business role at the convention?”

“I am the lead lecturer,” she responded. “My lecture is based on information I learned in my own personal experiences that debunk some of the popular myths about sexuality.”

“Really?” I asked. “And what kinds of myths have you debunked?”

“Well,” she explained, “one popular myth is that African-American men are the most well-endowed of all men, when in fact it is the Native American Indian who is most likely to possess that trait. Another popular myth is that Frenchmen are the best lovers, when actually it is the men of Scottish descent that are the best. I have also discovered that the lover with the absolutely best stamina is the Southern Redneck.”

Suddenly the woman became a little uncomfortable and blushed. “I’m sorry,” she said, “I shouldn’t really be discussing all this with you. I don’t even know your name.”

“Let me introduce myself. I am Tonto, Tonto McTavish” but all my friends call me Bubba.”


42 posted on 02/10/2007 4:36:37 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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I am Tonto, Tonto McTavish” but all my friends call me Bubba.”

I bet you are.. LOLOL


43 posted on 02/10/2007 4:38:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: ElkGroveDan
The elk are all bedded down between the SUV's and the bungalows.

By golly, you've found it!

I knew there was something left out of that new civic center complex.... Just couldn't put my finger on it.

Elk Barns!

44 posted on 02/10/2007 4:39:30 PM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: saganite

And my husband found it hard to believe that I was most attracted to him when he came back from a week in the field (Army) :-)


45 posted on 02/10/2007 4:42:41 PM PST by quiet_reverie (http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/19476/donna.html)
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To: neodad
sexual arousal was boosted And how did they measure that?

Maybe they used a sexual arousal meter? Mfg by Sieman's Corp, I think????

46 posted on 02/10/2007 4:45:21 PM PST by ErieGeno
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To: jdm

Try some Old Spice, next time.


47 posted on 02/10/2007 4:47:48 PM PST by rabidralph (Hoo-ray, Beer!)
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To: Fishtalk
a guy's smell

I'm lost right there, but then again, I'm a guy. The smell of other guys makes me want to hurl. Literally.

48 posted on 02/10/2007 4:48:23 PM PST by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
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To: everyone

When a guy works hard, he sweats. So get off the couch, y'all. That's what we like to see.


49 posted on 02/10/2007 4:50:51 PM PST by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. Now I try to be amused.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wait a sec. You're telling me girls LIKE it when the big fat sweatty guy in the tank top sits next to them on an airliner? I refuse to accept that.


50 posted on 02/10/2007 4:56:01 PM PST by joebuck
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