Pheromones play an active role in the courtship processes that span the animal kingdom, and presuming that humanity is a part of that kingdom, it would only make sense that it could play some role — even if miniscule — in human mating as well.
It seems that recent research agrees with this assertion.
The study conducted last year involved 48 undergraduate women who took 20 sniffs from a bottle containing androstadienone, a compound found in male perspiration and other bodily secretions.The researchers measured the women’s levels of the stress hormone cortisol and compared them to the women’s responses to a control odor. Cortisol levels in the women rose within about 15 minutes of inhaling the androstadienone scent and remained elevated for more than an hour, UC Berkeley researchers found.
They also discovered that blood pressure, heart rate and breathing increased, mood improved and sexual arousal was boosted. (Read more at: SFGate)
While previously I’d assumed the idea behind purchasing pheromonesÂ wasÂ foolish,Â perhapsÂ theÂ ideaÂ deservesÂ someÂ meritÂ (anyÂ ofÂ youÂ outÂ thereÂ wantÂ toÂ shareÂ yourÂ experiences?).Â Androstadienone is, in fact, available commercially. In the event that you need a little more.