Thursday, February 08, 2007

Men's sweat drives women wild: study

Thursday Feb 8 12:42 AEDT

For women, apparently there's nothing like the smell of a man's sweat.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley said women who sniffed a chemical found in male sweat experienced elevated levels of an important hormone, along with higher sexual arousal, faster heart rate and other effects.
They said the study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, represents the first direct evidence that people secrete a scent that influences the hormones of the opposite sex.
The study focused on androstadienone, considered a male chemical signal. Previous research had established that a whiff of it affected women's mood, sexual and physiological arousal and brain activation. Its impact on hormones was less clear.

A derivative of testosterone, it is found in male sweat as well as in saliva and semen. It smells somewhat musky.

More here....


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dieter said...

Ah so those ads where men are pawed by women after they spay deodorant all over themselves is wrong? Well gents looks like we can save water. lol

Sue said...

Let me put this subject to rest. I suppose I can only speak for myself, but believe me, there will be more women who think like me, (well over three-quarters of women I would say). Women do not like sweaty men, who haven't washed or made an effort. There is nothing worse than sweaty men, well, possibly sweaty women. So don't throw away that soap just yet. he he.