Skip to comments.Woman's Scent Can Lure Or Repel
Posted on 01/15/2006 4:51:09 PM PST by blam
Woman's scent can lure or repel
Men said the women's odour was most intense during menstruation
A woman's body odour can help her attract men when she is at her most fertile and repel them when she is not, scientists have said. According to a report in the journal Ethology, when a woman is at the most fertile part of the menstrual cycle her armpit odour is at its mildest.
But when she is having a period, and not ready for pregnancy, the smell changes to an acute, repellent odour.
The researchers studied 12 women who wore armpit pads for 24 hours a day.
A number of primate species display changes during their fertile period, but the majority of scientists believed that this was not the case with humans.
The 12 women were restricted from eating certain foods and from using deodorant or hormonal contraceptive.
They provided odour samples on the armpit pads, which were then presented to 42 men, who sniffed them and assessed the attractiveness of the scent.
"Axillary odour from women in the follicular phase was rated as the most attractive and least intense," the study's leader Dr Jan Havlicek, from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, said.
"The results suggest that body odour can be used by men as a cue to the fertile period in current or prospective sexual partners," he added.
A previous study by the same team suggested that women subconsciously prefer the aroma of dominant men when they are at the most fertile stage of the menstrual cycle.
Then the researchers asked 48 men to assess how dominant they felt.
The men then wore cotton pads in their armpits for 24 hours, which were subsequently presented to 65 women.
Those who were ovulating rated the "dominant" men as sexiest, but there was no similar pattern among women at other stages of their menstrual cycle.
Women smell like heaven (when their friend aint visiting). Men smell like apes.
And all this time, I thought it was just a dog thing...
Crap ! You beat me to posting it's picture ! :-P
I've found the scent which best attracts women is the odor of the "One Karat Diamond..."
Men smell like apes.And the French (men and women), smell like garbage.
"who sniffed them and assessed the attractiveness of the scent."
I'm trying to think how much you'd have to pay me to do that........
What the...?I must be missing something here.
Dominent men were designated by refusal to sniff armpit pads.
It's a dish.......
And she says those THREE MAGIC WORDS.
What about these women? Equally brave, IMHO!
***I've found the scent which best attracts women is the odor of the "One Karat Diamond..."***
Too many Playboy cartoons jump into my mind!
A beautiful girl wears a big diamond and says to her friend
"This is the famous HOPE diamond!:" then pointing to an ugly short man, "And this is the curse that goes with it!"
A short bald fat man sets at a bar talking to a sweet young thing He says, " I'm not really this tall. I'm setting on my wallet!"
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