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.
Okay I'll go out on the limb here and say that
I like the scent of my husband. I like his sweat scent too, it turns me on. Both of us use Mitchems so we don't have a problem really.
Hey, why does it always have to he a short, fat, BALD man?
no deordorant? yep,that would repel me
Too much information....[sawing rapidly through the limb]
don't take it personally, kiddo. A lot of us women like bald men.
Now I wonder how exactly a man can smell "dominant"? And how smelling a woman's armpit sweat can ever be attractive?
Get off me, Snardius.
Because men tear their hair out wondering why they wound up short and fat
Those Pine Tree car scent things work well. Just weave the string into your pit hair.
From "Diamonds are Forever";
PO- "I'm Plenty."
Bond- "But of course you are"
PO- "Plenty O' Toole"
Bond- "Named after your father perhaps"
[sawing rapidly through the limb]
Actually, a receding hairline is caused by thigh-wear which is worsened by repeated contact with the headboard.
are you kidding? I have no armpit hair. I take care of it all.
What do you think I am?
Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade - Unavailable for comment.
"Actually, a receding hairline is caused by thigh-wear which is worsened by repeated contact with the headboard."
You can say that will all confidence. Don't gloat, my dear.
***Bond- "Named after your father perhaps"***
I hope it wasn't B.O. Plenty from the Dick Tracy comic strip!
Would that mean that 'Peter O'Toole' had two daddies? :~0
Or...Diamonds, because you thought oral sex was worth $5000...