Friday, February 09, 2007

The Sweet Smell of ... Sweat?

Hmmm.... then why do the deodorant do such big business?

(From Reuters)
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.

Apparently, it also elevates mood and contributes to an overall sense of well-being.

Can't say that sour oniony smell ever did it for me quite like that. Give me a man fresh out of the shower, still smelling of shampoo and his own sweet (clean) self. That will get my heart rate going, among other things. :)


  1. I've heard about that study too. My husband only uses deoderant when we go out at a get-togeether and then only in summer. The smell doesn't turn me on, but it doesn't turn me off either. We probably worry too much about body odor. (In case you're wondering, I do wear deoderant, lol.)

  2. LOL - well, as long as it doesn't turn you off, then I guess it's working for you. *g*

  3. Is this the same chemical that smells like sandalwood? :-)

  4. Ewwwww. I'm with you: man freshly-showered, Irish Spring-scented is yummy!

  5. Lol - there was a good discussion about Irish spring and the smell of sweat over at Lynne's blog too. :)

  6. The smell of sweat isn't a turnoff for me, personally. As long as hubby showers daily and isn't ripe ... doesn't both me.

    I seem to be in the minority here.


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