January 13, 2010
Men Like Smell Of Ovulating Women

The hormones released during ovulation would probably make a powerful perfume.

Results revealed that men who smelled tee shirts of ovulating women subsequently had higher levels of testosterone than men who smelled tee shirts worn by non-ovulating women or men who smelled the control shirts. In addition, after smelling the shirts, the men rated the odors on pleasantness and rated the shirts worn by ovulating women as the most pleasant smelling.

The authors note that "the present research is the first to provide direct evidence that olfactory cues to female ovulation influence biological responses in men." In other words, this study suggests that testosterone levels may be responsive to smells indicating when a woman is fertile. The authors conclude that this biological response may promote mating-related behavior by males.

Men are genetically programmed to go for fertile women. No surprise here.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2010 January 13 11:22 PM  Brain Sexuality


Comments
M said at January 14, 2010 1:26 AM:

I wonder what implications widespread usage of the pill will have on olfactory sensitive mating habits. No ovulation, no ovulation-smell.

William O. B'Livion said at January 14, 2010 8:10 AM:

Follow this logic chain:

1) A some of the quasi-legal drugs that athletes use to "enhance performance" work by artificially elevating testosterone levels.
2) Smelling the t-shirts of women who are ovulating elevates testosterone.
3) There is a market for this. Instead of t-shirts you can use t-shirt shields, have the women exercise to elevate the level of pheromone.
4) If this market took off, would congress make smelling women's arm pits for the purposes of performance enhancement (well, athletic performance) illegal?

Jonathan said at January 14, 2010 1:46 PM:

"No ovulation, no ovulation-smell."

For most guys that really isn't a problem ;)

Charles Dunkinspeilallovertheplace said at January 14, 2010 7:45 PM:

Or, for those of you who are not as inclined to attribute every human action to evolutionary theories, maybe the ovulation t-shirts just smell better. Call it "moon breeze" and put it in a designer bottle.

chimp lady said at January 14, 2010 7:51 PM:

@M, in other words, more women on pills, more men interested in men; they all smell the same to you.

PacRim Jim said at January 14, 2010 8:53 PM:

Sound like it would make a good perfume in San Francisco.

Morgan said at January 15, 2010 11:22 AM:

A little more explicit test with tampons is cited in Sperm Wars-- although it just mentions pleasantness and not elevated testosterone.

TheLastBrainLeft said at January 15, 2010 11:34 AM:

What do ovulating women smell like? I sleep next to one every night and the only smells I notice are well, not worth mentioning here.

ebt said at January 15, 2010 11:42 AM:

Is this the origin of the expression "to be egged on"?

Beldar said at January 15, 2010 12:38 PM:
TheLastBrainLeft said at January 15, 2010 11:34 AM:

What do ovulating women smell like? I sleep next to one every night and the only smells I notice are well, not worth mentioning here.

Ovulation naturally occurs about once a month, and the egg typically lives for 12-24 hours after leaving the ovary.

So, TheLastBrainLeft: Doesn't your wife or significant other get angry at you for rotating through so many other women? And even with thermometers and calendars and such, how does your harem time things that precisely?

JayDee said at January 15, 2010 1:18 PM:

Fortunately, for the survival of the species, ovulating women also tend to like the smell of men.

Jake said at January 15, 2010 1:31 PM:

I think people are confusing menstruation with ovulation. Ovulation typically takes place about two weeks before menstruation. Not sure what ovulation "smells" like.

D said at January 15, 2010 2:25 PM:

"Fortunately, for the survival of the species, ovulating women also tend to like the smell of men. " Jaydee

see, the problem is that guys smell the same all the time, but women only like that smell for a few days...

Beldar said at January 15, 2010 2:30 PM:

Jake, according to this study, ovulation smells like a tee-shirt that's been worn by a woman who's ovulating. I'm not sure what that's supposed to be either, even if I break out my oenophile thesaurus ("hints of cinnamon and black cherry, with a slight lavender after-fragrance") or my recollections of high school ("volleyballer's gym bag without the ammonia overtone"). Presumably (if the study has any validity), the tee-shirts that have been worn by women during other (non-ovulating) parts of their cycles (including menstruation) lack that unique je ne sais quoi from the hormones associated with the actual release of the egg, and smell like some other kind of sweat.

TheLastBrainLeft said at January 15, 2010 3:41 PM:

Allright, Beldar.

Correction: I sleep next to he same woman every night ...

Peg C. said at January 15, 2010 4:15 PM:

The whole thing with pheremones is they work on the subconscious level. Women do not consciously smell different to you at different times of the month. However, women's sense of smell changes during the month due to hormonal fluctuations. I'd argue that men sometimes smell good to women and sometimes smell bad. The good likely coincides with ovulation.

Female pheromones work on women, too, as studies of women living together show (menstrual cycles sync up, etc.). I can smell female hormones in a public ladies' room (I actually find them very strong and rather unpleasant).

The prevalence of estrogen from birth control pills in the public water supply is actually very worrying. An argument can and has been made that it is feminizing generations of men, causing frogs to become hermaphroditic and male genitalia in certain species to be abnormally small. But since women rule everything now and we're so chickified, no one cares and nothing will be done. Great world we live in, huh?

bobb said at January 15, 2010 6:23 PM:

Where can I get some of those tee-shirts?

T said at January 15, 2010 7:32 PM:

Did everyone check out 'The Misandry Bubble'?

http://www.singularity2050.com/2010/01/the-misandry-bubble.html

Mind-blowing...

Bob Badour said at January 15, 2010 9:22 PM:
Not sure what ovulation "smells" like.

Apparently, ovulation smells good.

Bob Badour said at January 15, 2010 10:05 PM:
I'd argue that men sometimes smell good to women and sometimes smell bad. The good likely coincides with ovulation.

Men smell better or worse to a woman depending on pregnancy. Men with immunity markers to a woman's smell better when she is pregnant, and men with dis-similar markers smell better when not pregnant. I expect the non-pregnant preference may be enhanced during ovulation too.

I speculate birth control, by simulating pregnancy, causes women to choose men they find incompatible when they decide to have children.

el polacko said at January 15, 2010 10:22 PM:

this 'study' must have been conducted by women. i don't know a single guy who gets off on the smell of a woman...that's why perfume was invented.

Bob Badour said at January 15, 2010 10:38 PM:

I don't know what men you know. Maybe they are all gay?

I cannot stand perfume. Nothing smells better to me than the smell of a clean woman without added fragrances or perfumes.

Paul said at January 16, 2010 12:01 PM:

Those men are just being egged on.

Alejandra said at April 3, 2010 12:10 PM:

I smell. Several days a month I exude a strong smell (and not precisely during ovulation). It's not like fish or sweat or poor hygiene. I would think men would find this appalling, but au contraire, not only do I get attract a good share of men, but my past relationships "smelled the life out of me", I've caught my fiancée with my undergarment on his face. His rationalization: you smell like sex. Which is why this is driving me nuts, i shower up to twice a day, carry female sprays and baby wipes. I don't know how normal it is, or if to embrace it... any feedback?

paul said at May 29, 2010 7:36 AM:

I can attest to this phenomenon. I reacted to the extreme while my nephew's wife was ovulating and it caused spontaneous erections even tho at first I didn't even like her; after a few doses of this, I fell in love with her against my own will. True story!!!

Victoria said at November 20, 2010 4:46 PM:

At last to group of scientists of New Zealand studying secrets of national medicine, and effective ways of influence on abnormality of husbands which on a planet is the main reason of mass divorces, was possible to show secret of mysterious properties of a female intimate secretion.
Carefully investigating steady potential possibility and high sexuality of men of the equatorial zone using on quality aphrodisia female close liquids and their smells.
And as having studied centuries-old family traditions in necessity of influence on a man's organism sexual secretion of the ripened and very young women, it was possible to scientists on an example Guarani’s married women (Ecuador), India and New Zealand, to draw a definitive conclusion.
Gathering between female sexual bends and breaking up to simple particles in conveniently warm conditions under the influence of the same particles of ammoniac urine, the female physiological secret together with vaginal trfnsudant considers qualities active psychosexual pheromone with abstinentis properties.
But the highest activity with charmingly grasps properties for a man organism those components which possess abstinentis properties.
It compels not so much wives, during the difficult periods for the family, how many any charm to use exclusively direct oral contact of the husband or the charmed man to genitals not less than three maidens prepared for this purpose specially or women.
Exclusively at direct oral contact, the man's saliva envelops and dissolves in itself active elements evaporating pheromone directly in the genitals which are not washed away intentionally of women, excepting evaporation of these components at an exit outside and direct contact to environment.
Thus by scientists it is fixed that it is literally for 10-15 seconds of stay out of densely close lips of genitals of the woman, the radio part pheromone, depending on quantity and a consistence of the generated weight, is capable disappears on 40 %. And for a minute, on 80 % and more.
In 10-15 minutes from the remained weight there can be only a moist stain publishing, as a rule, only an is pleasant-raising smell, involving men.
The same data has been checked up and completely confirmed on experiences among many animals.
(It is taken from annual bulletin the International Academy of Sciences for 1998.)

Vanessa said at November 30, 2010 9:59 PM:

Intimate female smells and their shorts use not only for a love spell, but even for strengthening of family marriage. These means are used for husbands at many people. I faced it especially in India. About it it is much written.

Gabriella said at December 8, 2010 2:34 PM:

Yes. I about it have learned one year ago, both this very interesting and useful opening. Still I read that it uses for a love spell and influence on man's sexuality and a potentiality.

Adina said at December 30, 2017 6:51 PM:

Că băieții și oamenii noștri fură fetele chilotei murdare și că practic toate combinațiile toaletele „MF“ în pereții despărțitori este într-adevăr ca o sită pentru a trage cu ochiul (în cazul în care o arata, gauri invizibile solide) - aceasta este cu siguranță un fapt. Sunt interesat în acest sens opinia națiunilor civilizate și țări. Și anume, japonezii, care au legalizat se presupune că astfel de lucruri în cadrul legii. Doar nu pot înțelege ce este de a transporta și de modul în care să trateze. Cum se pozne de sex masculin, perversitatea sau unele nevoi. Dacă toate acest lucru este adevărat, ceea ce este o astfel de nevoie? Răspunsul nu a vrut să obțineți de la fanii noștri dar numai de japonezi reale, cărora întrebarea în japoneză. „Dragă japoneză. Vă rugăm să dea un răspuns? "親愛なる日本。私に正確な答えを教えてください

鴎 said at December 30, 2017 8:51 PM:

日本人が人間の邪悪を合法化しようと思っているほど愚かで頭がおかしいと思うのは残念です。そして、男性の女性の臆病者の盗難の例と女性の性器を考慮する必要性の悪い例を参照するかどうかは、あなたの思考能力、教育、そして深刻な問題を理解したいという欲求によって決まります。私は最初にこのトピックに関する何世紀も前の論文に知り合うことをお勧めします。そのような出来事は遠い時以来、各家庭の重要なニーズであったことを彼らから学びます。私は女性としてもあなたを理解していません。男性が女性の親密な匂いに興奮している、あるいは女性の性器を治療することに興味があるということで、あなたが見ることができる信じられないほどまたは恥ずかしいものは何ですか?例えば、私たちはこの唯一の健康的な夫の徴候に日本の女性を見ます。それは私たちの妻であり、愛人ではなく、愛して感謝しています。そして、それはすべてこれを理解するでしょう。最初に、あなたが男性のセクシュアリティと行動があなたによって記述された男性の行動によってどのように影響を受けるかを理解するでしょう。これに対処して、私の答えはほとんど必要ありません。しかし、尋ねられたら、私は答えようとします。あなたが尋ねたすべてのこと、私たちは本当に法的に、夫婦の利益のために、そして許容範囲内でのみ行っています。分泌物を伴う再販の女性用パンツの購入は、紫外線による必須の前処理であるため、健康上の危険はありません。結婚した男性は、必要な時に女性自身の性器だけを目の当たりに見ることができ、女性はそのようなトイレを無料で使用する機会が与えられ、特別な兆候が見られるトイレ。彼女自身のパンティーを販売したり男性に与えたり、自分の性器を私たちから見せたりすることは、恥ずべきことではありません。女の子や女性は既婚男性にも自分の性器がないpodmytuyuが、通常は彼の法律上の妻の存在下でなめることが可能になります。偏見と偏見を捨て、あなたは不自然な何も表示されません。不合理な破壊的な嫉妬を取り除く、そのような衝動の夫にあなたの反応を調整し、即座に行動し、人間の態度ではないだけの変化に気づいたが、すべてインチ 結局のところ、でも科学実験中の複合体のない女性、その性質は、さえ非常に興奮し、彼女の夫は異なる女性の性器を検討しているときならば、特に彼は誰かの下着を強調するために傍受したりなめたときにことを証明しました。私を信じて。その後、あなたの夫は、もはやあなたの体ではない何かを追求するために、他の女性に少しでも必要と欲望を感じないだろう。

鴎 said at December 30, 2017 8:52 PM:

日本人が人間の邪悪を合法化しようと思っているほど愚かで頭がおかしいと思うのは残念です。そして、男性の女性の臆病者の盗難の例と女性の性器を考慮する必要性の悪い例を参照するかどうかは、あなたの思考能力、教育、そして深刻な問題を理解したいという欲求によって決まります。私は最初にこのトピックに関する何世紀も前の論文に知り合うことをお勧めします。そのような出来事は遠い時以来、各家庭の重要なニーズであったことを彼らから学びます。私は女性としてもあなたを理解していません。男性が女性の親密な匂いに興奮している、あるいは女性の性器を治療することに興味があるということで、あなたが見ることができる信じられないほどまたは恥ずかしいものは何ですか?例えば、私たちはこの唯一の健康的な夫の徴候に日本の女性を見ます。それは私たちの妻であり、愛人ではなく、愛して感謝しています。そして、それはすべてこれを理解するでしょう。最初に、あなたが男性のセクシュアリティと行動があなたによって記述された男性の行動によってどのように影響を受けるかを理解するでしょう。これに対処して、私の答えはほとんど必要ありません。しかし、尋ねられたら、私は答えようとします。あなたが尋ねたすべてのこと、私たちは本当に法的に、夫婦の利益のために、そして許容範囲内でのみ行っています。分泌物を伴う再販の女性用パンツの購入は、紫外線による必須の前処理であるため、健康上の危険はありません。結婚した男性は、必要な時に女性自身の性器だけを目の当たりに見ることができ、女性はそのようなトイレを無料で使用する機会が与えられ、特別な兆候が見られるトイレ。彼女自身のパンティーを販売したり男性に与えたり、自分の性器を私たちから見せたりすることは、恥ずべきことではありません。女の子や女性は既婚男性にも自分の性器がないpodmytuyuが、通常は彼の法律上の妻の存在下でなめることが可能になります。偏見と偏見を捨て、あなたは不自然な何も表示されません。不合理な破壊的な嫉妬を取り除く、そのような衝動の夫にあなたの反応を調整し、即座に行動し、人間の態度ではないだけの変化に気づいたが、すべてインチ 結局のところ、でも科学実験中の複合体のない女性、その性質は、さえ非常に興奮し、彼女の夫は異なる女性の性器を検討しているときならば、特に彼は誰かの下着を強調するために傍受したりなめたときにことを証明しました。私を信じて。その後、あなたの夫は、もはやあなたの体ではない何かを追求するために、他の女性に少しでも必要と欲望を感じないだろう。

鴎 said at December 30, 2017 8:53 PM:

日本人が人間の邪悪を合法化しようと思っているほど愚かで頭がおかしいと思うのは残念です。そして、男性の女性の臆病者の盗難の例と女性の性器を考慮する必要性の悪い例を参照するかどうかは、あなたの思考能力、教育、そして深刻な問題を理解したいという欲求によって決まります。私は最初にこのトピックに関する何世紀も前の論文に知り合うことをお勧めします。そのような出来事は遠い時以来、各家庭の重要なニーズであったことを彼らから学びます。私は女性としてもあなたを理解していません。男性が女性の親密な匂いに興奮している、あるいは女性の性器を治療することに興味があるということで、あなたが見ることができる信じられないほどまたは恥ずかしいものは何ですか?例えば、私たちはこの唯一の健康的な夫の徴候に日本の女性を見ます。それは私たちの妻であり、愛人ではなく、愛して感謝しています。そして、それはすべてこれを理解するでしょう。最初に、あなたが男性のセクシュアリティと行動があなたによって記述された男性の行動によってどのように影響を受けるかを理解するでしょう。これに対処して、私の答えはほとんど必要ありません。しかし、尋ねられたら、私は答えようとします。あなたが尋ねたすべてのこと、私たちは本当に法的に、夫婦の利益のために、そして許容範囲内でのみ行っています。分泌物を伴う再販の女性用パンツの購入は、紫外線による必須の前処理であるため、健康上の危険はありません。結婚した男性は、必要な時に女性自身の性器だけを目の当たりに見ることができ、女性はそのようなトイレを無料で使用する機会が与えられ、特別な兆候が見られるトイレ。彼女自身のパンティーを販売したり男性に与えたり、自分の性器を私たちから見せたりすることは、恥ずべきことではありません。女の子や女性は既婚男性にも自分の性器がないpodmytuyuが、通常は彼の法律上の妻の存在下でなめることが可能になります。偏見と偏見を捨て、あなたは不自然な何も表示されません。不合理な破壊的な嫉妬を取り除く、そのような衝動の夫にあなたの反応を調整し、即座に行動し、人間の態度ではないだけの変化に気づいたが、すべてインチ 結局のところ、でも科学実験中の複合体のない女性、その性質は、さえ非常に興奮し、彼女の夫は異なる女性の性器を検討しているときならば、特に彼は誰かの下着を強調するために傍受したりなめたときにことを証明しました。私を信じて。その後、あなたの夫は、もはやあなたの体ではない何かを追求するために、他の女性に少しでも必要と欲望を感じないだろう。

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