Archive for October, 2010
Conditioned sexual arousal to odor
Here’s a link to an article abstract that indicates that pheromones condition sexual arousal to occur in the presence of other sensory input from the social environment (e.g., odors). However, because the sexual arousal is conditioned to occur, the researchers indicate that pheromones are not the cause of the arousal.
Pheromones, by definition, effect hormones that affect behavior. I don’t think most people would argue that pheromones are causing the arousal, because — in this case — the abstract mentions the hormone response. (more…)read more October 31, 2010 • 10:42 AM
Scent of Eros pheromone-enhanced fragrance products
Created by James Vaughn Kohl, an internationally known clinical laboratory scientist and pheromone researcher, Scent of Eros products are the personification of his extensive research into how and why men and women react to human pheromones.
Scent of Eros for men and Scent of Eros for women are available from Luvessentials.com
- Scent of Eros (for Men) contains a pheromone mixture with a great musk fragrance in an easy to carry and ready-to-use roll-top bottle. The mixture increases flirtatious behavior in women and increases their self-reported level of attraction to the man wearing it
- Scent of Eros ( for Women) contains the copulin formula premixed with a light floral fragrance and ready to use in its easy to carry roll-top bottle. The copulin formula caused testosterone increases in men and also increased their ratings of photos and voices of women.
If you have any doubts about the effectiveness of these products, search the internet for “James V. Kohl” or “Scent of Eros” and you will find a wealth of information explaining pheromones and how they can and do enhance desire.
To his credit, Kohl has received awards for his journal publications in neuroscience and in social science. He has published a book; a book chapter; and is the co-author of journal articles in:
“Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality” (full text)
“Neuroendocrinology Letters” (full text)
“Hormones and Behavior” (abstract)
Unlike other researchers who have divested themselves from scientific pursuits and lost the respect of their peers, Kohl and his colleagues continue to present findings from their research during scientific conferences that include:
The Society for Neuroscience;
The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology;
The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality;
The International Society for Human Ethology
Full disclosure of the formula, methods, and findings allow for replication of results and further the science of human pheromones.read more October 02, 2010 • 6:44 AM
Men perspire, women glow
October 8, 2010 Women have to work harder than men in order to start sweating, while men are more effective sweaters during exercise, according to new research published in the journal Experimental Physiology.
Although this information is presented in new research, the hormone-dependent sex differences in perspiration and in body odor production were detailed in 1995 in my book “The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality.”
“Men produce more and stronger body odor than women because androgens are the predominant sex hormone in males.” (p. 143)
October 20, 2010 • 5:53 PM
Pheromones and signature mixtures
Comparing visual to olfactory/pheromonal input
Three recent journal articles examine what some people might believe is a reduced human sense of smell compared to other animals. 1) Opposites attract: MHC-associated mate choice in a polygynous primate. 2) Human Ability to Recognize Kin Visually Within Primates.
A news article helps to bring home the point. So does the fact that other primates recognize differences in genetic diversity by using their 3) sense of smell and pheromones. If, as is frequently stated, humans have a reduced sense of smell compared with other species, we should be unable to recognize and differentiate among olfactory/pheromonal stimuli from other humans.
The fact that we have the same abilities as other animals strongly suggests that olfactory/pheromonal stimuli condition our response to visual input that’s consciously associated with the visual appeal of another person.read more October 13, 2010 • 5:36 PM
A woman's nose knows body odor
It may be wise to trust the female nose when it comes to body odor. According to new research from the Monell Center, it is more difficult to mask underarm odor when women are doing the smelling.
Unpublished research* also suggests underarm odor is rated more positively when perfumed, but that the perfume does not merely mask the body odor. Instead, some aspect of body odor quality appears to be preserved. This fact supports the concept of human pheromone-enhanced fragrances ( i.e., perfume-body odor interaction).
* Lenochova, P., J. Havlicek, et al. (2008). Do perfumes mask or interact with body odour? International Society for Human Ethology. Bologna, Italy.read more October 18, 2010 • 9:28 AM
The link to the NY Times article below is a means to help convey the importance of odors, whether or not they are consciously perceived. Simply put, pheromones affect behavior whether or not we smell them.
“A single picture, a few choice words and, yes, a slight odor can elicit a surprisingly intense reaction.”
October 23, 2010
All Politics Is Olfactory
By PETER LIBERMAN and DAVID PIZARRO
Comparative biology of pheromonal communication
For those who are interested in the science of human pheromones, which includes cross-species comparisons, the reviews in this special issue may be important.
Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology