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Male Sweat Can Boost Arousal in Women (In Time for V-Day)
E-News ^ | 12 Feb 07

Posted on 02/13/2007 12:07:24 PM PST by xzins

Male Sweat Can Boost Arousal in Women From Associated Press February 12, 2007 9:26 PM EST BERKELEY, Calif. - 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."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: arousal; female; male; sweat

1 posted on 02/13/2007 12:07:27 PM PST by xzins
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To: blue-duncan; P-Marlowe; jude24; Dr. Eckleburg; Corin Stormhands; wmfights; Alamo-Girl

This definitely works.

I got all sweaty and sidled up to my sweety.

Aroused, she said, "Get the heck outa my face and take a shower."

I wonder if she's just being coy?


2 posted on 02/13/2007 12:08:13 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: xzins

No.

No to BO.


3 posted on 02/13/2007 12:08:38 PM PST by Shyla
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To: Shyla

See....another one already aroused! :>)


4 posted on 02/13/2007 12:09:54 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: xzins; blue-duncan; jude24; Dr. Eckleburg; Corin Stormhands; wmfights; Alamo-Girl
You'll notice this study is from Berkeley CA. Nobody bathes in Berkeley and the women who got aroused in this study are probably the same one who don't shave their legs, underarms or faces.

And where did they find any heterosexual women in Berekely?

I'm really suspicious of the results of this study.

5 posted on 02/13/2007 12:14:23 PM PST by P-Marlowe (What happened to my tagline?)
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To: xzins
This is nothing new.

Archie Bunker would always talk about MeatHead and his daughter's hemoans and shemoans!

Which is not new. A Queen Bee, when aroused, can attact male bees from as far away as a mile because of her phemerones!!!

6 posted on 02/13/2007 12:17:00 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: xzins

Works well doesn't it?????

Nothing like the smell of a stinky man pit.......not!


7 posted on 02/13/2007 12:17:27 PM PST by Shyla
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To: xzins

So between this thread and the last one, you should eat a dinner of chili & eggs with a side of garlic asparagus topped with crushed almonds, then take a couple laps around the block to get all ready for your mate?

Yeah, in her book, that'd earn me a date with a bottle of dish soap and the pressure washer.


8 posted on 02/13/2007 12:18:05 PM PST by Sax
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To: Sax; xzins; P-Marlowe; Shyla

Oh, admit it. At least two of you are thinking twice about it. Not you, shyla. ;o)


9 posted on 02/13/2007 12:31:03 PM PST by Froufrou
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To: P-Marlowe
Nobody bathes in Berkeley,/i>

Nuf' said.

10 posted on 02/13/2007 12:32:18 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If voting really changed things, it would be illegal.)
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To: xzins
I wonder if she's just being coy?

Reverse psychology, definitely.

11 posted on 02/13/2007 12:34:08 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If voting really changed things, it would be illegal.)
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To: P-Marlowe
don't shave...faces...And where did they find any heterosexual women in Berekely?

Do you recall the commie era Czechoslovakian Olympic Women's Team? After the Iron Curtain fell, I hear they all moved to Berkeley.

12 posted on 02/13/2007 12:36:48 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: xzins

"Czechoslovakian Olympic Women's Team"

Weren't they found to be men? Or transgenders?


13 posted on 02/13/2007 12:40:08 PM PST by Froufrou
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To: xzins; P-Marlowe; jude24; Dr. Eckleburg; Corin Stormhands; wmfights; Alamo-Girl

K was brought up in Texas around horses. Maybe that's why it takes flowers and chocolates. If I show this to her I can hear it now. "Don't count on it!!"


14 posted on 02/13/2007 12:40:32 PM PST by blue-duncan
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To: K4Harty; Froufrou

Just what I was thinking.

I'll avoid the shower and just let that attraction waft across the room.

Coy cannot overcome science!


15 posted on 02/13/2007 12:40:57 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: blue-duncan; P-Marlowe; Shyla

Just appear with the glisten of a hard workout on your Chuck Norris, true bowflex bod and she'll not know what hit her.

Putty in your hands.

:>)


16 posted on 02/13/2007 12:44:40 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: Froufrou; P-Marlowe

It may be an apocryphal memory on my part, but I used to swear that I could SEE the hair on the faces of the Czech women's team.


17 posted on 02/13/2007 12:50:31 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: Sax
the pressure washer.

Besides taking the hide off, we've got snow and ice raining on us as I type.

Shock treatment, eh?

18 posted on 02/13/2007 12:52:11 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: xzins; P-Marlowe; Shyla

It's 12 degrees here and we are expecting about 8-10 inches of snow with sleet to follow. Then it's supposed to get cold. If I even think of working on anything but the snow shovel I might as well just stay out in the cold along with the dog. For Valentines Day I even went out of my way to get K new gloves with the slots in the fingers at Home Depot so she could hold the snow shovel better but she didn't appreciate the gesture and still expects me to shovel. Go figure!


19 posted on 02/13/2007 1:01:32 PM PST by blue-duncan
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To: xzins

LOL! Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 02/13/2007 1:02:20 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: blue-duncan; P-Marlowe; Alamo-Girl; Froufrou; Shyla

Expects you to shovel....I never...!

I just fire up the New Holland, drop the blade on the drive, and in about 2 shakes it's done. Then I do all my paths through the woods, my in-law's driveway, and a couple of the neighbors.

I'm insufferable when I get to fire up the New Holland.

No doubt, that's the Tool Time masculine in me that also unleashes those potent fragrances in my sweat.

It's a man's world!!


22 posted on 02/13/2007 1:46:23 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: xzins

Wow, we're a 70 degrees right now. Expecting Severe T-Storms tonight. I heard the folks up in N. FL are on the look out for tornados because of a low pressure front sweeping over the state.


23 posted on 02/13/2007 1:50:55 PM PST by Sax
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To: blue-duncan

LOL.....

We are getting clobbered with snow also. Having a plow truck helps!!!!!! No shoveling for me!!!!


24 posted on 02/13/2007 3:07:06 PM PST by Shyla
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To: Sax

I just spoke with my daughter who lives near sunny 78 degree West Palm.

I feel sorry for those who don't have 4 real seasons.

Don't you?

:>)


25 posted on 02/13/2007 3:38:42 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: Berosus; Cincinatus' Wife; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion; Fedora; ..

Her crinkled up nose and urge to flee say no, but her eyes say, well, they say no too...


26 posted on 02/13/2007 10:22:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
cest lamour...
27 posted on 02/13/2007 10:50:19 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Time to break out the Old Spice, including the whistled theme...


28 posted on 02/13/2007 11:04:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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29 posted on 02/13/2007 11:19:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, February 3, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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