Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Existence and Effectiveness of Human Pheromones as Aphrodisiac

How effective are pheromone products, such as pheromone cologne, as aphrodisiac? According to many research, human pheromones, like that with animals and insects, are also known for its effect in attracting the opposite sex for procreation, or in other cases, for one-night stands.

Existence of Human Pheromones
According to many experts, the existence of human pheromones have been widely debated, in which some scientists had suggested that evolution had removed the use of pheromones due to the fact that humans had developed the ability to talk, making pheromones irrelevant for socialization.

However, many still believes that human pheromones still exist, and that we can affect another human’s social behavior without our knowledge. A popular example is the McClintock Effect by Martha McClintock of the University of Chicago.

According to her studies, a woman’s sweat can affect another woman’s menstrual cycle. This study exposed a group of women to a whiff of perspiration from other women. It was found that it caused their menstrual cycles to speed up or slow down depending on the time in the month the sweat was collected: before, during, or after…… Read more here


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