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Women 'can sense attraction in men's sweat'
The Telegraph ^ | 27 Dec 2009 | staff reporter

Posted on 01/03/2010 2:49:32 PM PST by Daffynition

The smell of a man's sweat differs according to what mood he is in and women can pick up on changes that indicate attraction, according to new research.

The study, led by Dr Denise Chen, assistant professor of psychology at Rice University, in Texas, America, involved introducing two types of male sweat to 19 women in their 20s - one type was labelled 'normal', the other 'sexual'.

The sweat was gathered from a selection of men who had polyester pads attached to their armpits.

The 'normal' sweat was gathered during a 20-minute session in which the men were asked to watch educational videos.

They were then asked to watch 20 minutes of an erotic video, during which the 'sexual' sweat was gathered.

The female participants were exposed to these different scents while researchers monitored their brain activity.

The women did not realise it but their brains not only recognised the scents but responded to them.

Dr Chen said the 'sexual' sweat lit up different regions of the participants' brains.

She added her results suggested the female brain is capable of recognising the smell of a man who is attracted to her.

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(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Education; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: sweat
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1 posted on 01/03/2010 2:49:35 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: SunkenCiv
Verily. We now know this study to be true.


2 posted on 01/03/2010 2:50:58 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition
Yup......They do have a nose.

I have often thought that if I ever actually knew what women were thinking, it would have caused me to blow my brains out.

3 posted on 01/03/2010 2:53:18 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Daffynition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7OGrf9wbnI&feature=related


4 posted on 01/03/2010 2:54:17 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Daffynition

This brings a whole new meaning to the term “No Sweat”.


5 posted on 01/03/2010 2:56:06 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Cold Heat

Hell if women knew half the time what they were thinking...!


6 posted on 01/03/2010 2:56:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Daffynition

Want to hear a story?

Years ago my 9 yr old daughter went to her first NHL game with her dad.

When they got home I was quizzing her on what a good time they had, when I asked about her favorite part of the game she said it was “when the players took off their helmets and they were all sweaty”....no kidding she said that.

To this day she loves hockey players.


7 posted on 01/03/2010 2:59:05 PM PST by roses of sharon (This is a feral government, broken from the civilizing constraints of the Constitution.)
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To: Cold Heat
I have often thought that if I ever actually knew what women were thinking, it would have caused me to blow my brains out.

Mel knows...or at least he did know:


8 posted on 01/03/2010 2:59:28 PM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Cold Heat

9 posted on 01/03/2010 3:02:01 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Hell if women knew half the time what they were thinking...!

Point taken..............

10 posted on 01/03/2010 3:06:13 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Daffynition
LOL.....He had a epiphany!
11 posted on 01/03/2010 3:08:06 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Daffynition

Women can sense when a man needs a bath.


12 posted on 01/03/2010 3:11:15 PM PST by Nick Danger (Free cheese is found only in mousetraps)
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To: capt. norm
I know the great mystery of the universe. I know what women want.

They want.... To be safe.

13 posted on 01/03/2010 3:11:32 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Daffynition

Looks like I picked the wrong week to start showering...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

14 posted on 01/03/2010 3:26:30 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Daffynition

All those years, when younger, that I tried flowers, dinners and candy, when all I needed was horny sweat. Dang!


15 posted on 01/03/2010 3:28:39 PM PST by dog breath
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To: Daffynition

Bump for later to grab that gif


16 posted on 01/03/2010 3:30:35 PM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Daffynition
The female participants were exposed to these different scents while researchers monitored their brain activity.

What kind of females were those, trannies?  Man oh man, if I smell a guy's sweat, I would say, take a shower, please!  No way would I get close to a sweaty guy, much less think of doing anything else with him.

17 posted on 01/03/2010 3:31:21 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Daffynition

How much did this “study” cost the taxpayers???


18 posted on 01/03/2010 3:32:26 PM PST by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: Daffynition

19 posted on 01/03/2010 3:40:17 PM PST by Slinky911
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To: Victoria Delsoul

.....But then again many of us on the male side remember preovulation days amoung our female Classmates in Hight School.


20 posted on 01/03/2010 3:50:25 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Little Bill

And what does it do for you? Just curious.


21 posted on 01/03/2010 3:52:17 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Do high school dances still result in an outbreak of “sweaty palms” like they used to?

;^)


22 posted on 01/03/2010 3:55:19 PM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Daffynition

Women have always liked a little sweat on a man... it’s sexy as hell.

Why else do you think Hollywood photographers always spray down their male subjects with water bottles?


23 posted on 01/03/2010 3:57:18 PM PST by Drea
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To: elcid1970
I don't know.

But to tell you the truth I get nervous when I meet someone I don't know.

I don't know if my hands sweat, but I do get nervous, and I can't think well.

But I can dance well, so that makes for my deficiencies, lol.

24 posted on 01/03/2010 4:00:48 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul
I am beyond old, it was just an observation a shard of memory, and maybe a comment on the stupidy of people.

When you were young or I, for that matter, there were many hints of lust and smell was one of them.

25 posted on 01/03/2010 4:05:04 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Little Bill
Hey Bill, I love older people, because of their experience and wisdom. I was just being funny.

I haven't had any feelings of lust from smelling a sweaty guy, but heck, maybe in a few years I will. Who knows?

26 posted on 01/03/2010 4:10:17 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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27 posted on 01/03/2010 4:11:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year!)
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To: Slinky911
This particular photo is from a Swiss study from at least six years ago—perhaps longer. The finding was that women preferred certain "indicator scents" that their mates "DNA'd" to their offspring for optimal survival against disease.

An assortment of studies cover this phenomenon:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22swiss-study%22%2C+sweaty%2C+smelled%2C+armpits%2C+%22science-news%22&aq=o&oq=&aqi=

28 posted on 01/03/2010 4:14:14 PM PST by Does so (ObamaCare...I pay for medical-marijuana claims by millions of Americans?)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Stay out of Bar rooms on warm nights alcohol and pheromone's, I hope I spelled it right, don't mix.
29 posted on 01/03/2010 4:21:30 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
But to tell you the truth I get nervous when I meet someone I don't know.

Nice to see you Victoria...call me Chunga. How are ya?

30 posted on 01/03/2010 4:22:13 PM PST by Chunga (Any IDIOT who says Obama would be better for the country than McCain is a disgrace - Mark Levin)
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To: Nachum

I never heard of that artist before ...but that’s still a very cool reference. Thanks.


31 posted on 01/03/2010 4:26:24 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Little Bill
I have already taken your advice to heart, Bill.

I don't go to bars and I don't mix.

Well, I've been to bars a few times but I didn't accept anyone's invitation. I did have a good time, lol.

But no, I don't go usually go to bars by myself.

32 posted on 01/03/2010 4:27:40 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Chunga

Nice to see ya, Chunga, and Happy New Year as well.


33 posted on 01/03/2010 4:28:07 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: capt. norm

34 posted on 01/03/2010 4:28:17 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: dog breath

Which would explain why we have no children. My husband never sweats, not that he hasn’t done work to get sweaty, it’s just that there isn’t much. He’s TOO clean, I guess.


35 posted on 01/03/2010 4:35:21 PM PST by madison10
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To: roses of sharon

I would keep her in a nunnery until she was 30 y/o if she were my daughter. ;-P


36 posted on 01/03/2010 4:36:21 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Nick Danger
And he thinks I nag him too much about that.


37 posted on 01/03/2010 4:38:47 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: The Comedian

That’s not sweat. Looks like his wig has a bad cold..


38 posted on 01/03/2010 4:40:38 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Daffynition
Where it began, I can't begin to know when
But then I know it's growing strong
Oh, wasn't the spring, whooo
And spring became the summer
Who'd believe you'd come along

Hands, touching hands, reaching out

Touching me, touching you

Oh, sweet
pheromones

Good times never seem so good...

39 posted on 01/03/2010 4:41:22 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("'Diversity' is one of those words designed to absolve you of the need to think." Mark Steyn)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
I have noticed over the years that women travel in gaggles, as in a gaggle of girls. This was first, to my knowledge , pointed out in Hand Books of Deportment in the Middle ages, it was not flattering but standards were high in those days.

I first noticed this, as a young man, when I observed the sudden restroom syndrome. This was when our heart throbs all retired to the ladies room to discuss the how the date was progressing and to share other womanly observations, on the excuse that one of their gaggle had to relieve their bladder.

40 posted on 01/03/2010 4:55:56 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Daffynition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl_F74xBvkk


41 posted on 01/03/2010 5:01:25 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Daffynition

Another :)


42 posted on 01/03/2010 5:01:53 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Little Bill

Ha! I’ve always warned my oldest son to “stay clear from girls that travel in packs”.


43 posted on 01/03/2010 5:11:47 PM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: Daffynition

This is going to kill men’s deodorant.


44 posted on 01/03/2010 5:12:48 PM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Little Bill
LOL, yeah, I guess women feel more confident when doing things in a group.

For instance, when I went to a bar about 2 years ago, I couldn't go alone. So I got a few friends to come with me. I felt more secure having my friends there with me.

I guess it's part of our female nature. We are weaker than you guys, and I have always said that.

That doesn't mean we are dumber, it's just that physically we are not as strong as men. And I'm glad that's the case. I can't image females being stronger than males. Unless we are talking about Rossie O'Donnell, lol, but I do prefer a strong male (not a sweaty one) over anything else.

45 posted on 01/03/2010 5:14:44 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: dog breath

46 posted on 01/03/2010 5:17:48 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: Aggie Mama

There is some logic to that after watching the women in my dear exes card group discuss each other.


47 posted on 01/03/2010 5:19:39 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Daffynition

Didn’t gladiators scrape their sweat off and collect it to be sold to rich women?


48 posted on 01/03/2010 5:21:53 PM PST by marsh2
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To: Victoria Delsoul
No way would I get close to a sweaty guy, much less think of doing anything else with him.

Seriously? I mean, it depends on the guy and the situation, etc., but generally I think a guy who shows some exertion can be pretty darn sexy.

49 posted on 01/03/2010 5:23:25 PM PST by workerbee (My cat would be a better president than the Resident!)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Perhaps you should read a bit about pheromone studies:

“All male pheromones are not equally attractive, and some of the myths stem from an understandable confusion over their names. The male pheromone androstenone is not the same as androstenol. Androstenol is the scent produced by fresh male sweat, and is attractive to females. Androstenone is produced by male sweat after exposure to oxygen – i.e. when less fresh – and is perceived as highly unpleasant by females (except during ovulation, when their responses change from ‘negative’ to ‘neutral’).”

I dated a guy for several years who happened to sweat a lot. But he never, ever “smelled” in the sense of having BO. He was very self-conscious about it and showered frequently throughout a day.

When he walked into the room, I was the one who started to sweat ...he was an expert in tantric intimacies. ‘Nuff said.


50 posted on 01/03/2010 5:26:59 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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