Skip to comments.Women 'can sense attraction in men's sweat'
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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I have often thought that if I ever actually knew what women were thinking, it would have caused me to blow my brains out.
This brings a whole new meaning to the term “No Sweat”.
Hell if women knew half the time what they were thinking...!
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.
Mel knows...or at least he did know:
Women can sense when a man needs a bath.
They want.... To be safe.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to start showering...
All those years, when younger, that I tried flowers, dinners and candy, when all I needed was horny sweat. Dang!
Bump for later to grab that gif
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.
How much did this “study” cost the taxpayers???
.....But then again many of us on the male side remember preovulation days amoung our female Classmates in Hight School.
And what does it do for you? Just curious.
Do high school dances still result in an outbreak of “sweaty palms” like they used to?
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?
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.
When you were young or I, for that matter, there were many hints of lust and smell was one of them.
I haven't had any feelings of lust from smelling a sweaty guy, but heck, maybe in a few years I will. Who knows?
Thanks Daffynition. Probably explains what goes on in men's prisons, and aboard ship in past centuries. :')
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An assortment of studies cover this phenomenon:
Nice to see you Victoria...call me Chunga. How are ya?
I never heard of that artist before ...but that’s still a very cool reference. Thanks.
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.
Nice to see ya, Chunga, and Happy New Year as well.
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.
I would keep her in a nunnery until she was 30 y/o if she were my daughter. ;-P
That’s not sweat. Looks like his wig has a bad cold..
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.
Ha! I’ve always warned my oldest son to “stay clear from girls that travel in packs”.
This is going to kill men’s deodorant.
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.
There is some logic to that after watching the women in my dear exes card group discuss each other.
Didn’t gladiators scrape their sweat off and collect it to be sold to rich women?
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.
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.
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