Skip to comments.Male Sweat Can Boost Arousal in Women (In Time for V-Day)
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."
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?
No to BO.
See....another one already aroused! :>)
And where did they find any heterosexual women in Berekely?
I'm really suspicious of the results of this study.
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!!!
Works well doesn't it?????
Nothing like the smell of a stinky man pit.......not!
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.
Oh, admit it. At least two of you are thinking twice about it. Not you, shyla. ;o)
Reverse psychology, definitely.
Do you recall the commie era Czechoslovakian Olympic Women's Team? After the Iron Curtain fell, I hear they all moved to Berkeley.
"Czechoslovakian Olympic Women's Team"
Weren't they found to be men? Or transgenders?
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!!"
Just what I was thinking.
I'll avoid the shower and just let that attraction waft across the room.
Coy cannot overcome science!
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.
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.
Besides taking the hide off, we've got snow and ice raining on us as I type.
Shock treatment, eh?
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!
LOL! Thanks for the ping!
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