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Men Are Naturally Drawn To The Scent Of A Woman Who’s Turned On, Says This Study. Okay, But Do They Also Know Consent?

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I am going to put it out there. Indian men have no game. Actually, we as Indians, have no game. Throughout our growing up years, our parents refuse to let us go on dates. In fact, if you talk to a lot of boys, that’s also considered indecent. Boys are too afraid to approach a girl and girls worry they will be considered “easy”. So when we grow up and are not monitored by our parents, we just don’t know how to flirt smoothly. For instance, a colleague of mine has this major crush on a guy and she doesn’t even know how to talk to him.

Even with our poor flirting skills, we are able to make romantic connections. Sometimes, we go on dates and feel this chemistry that goes beyond verbal communication. You know you’re turned on and you can see it in his eyes too. Of course, he likes you and all that but where is this sexual tension coming from? A research suggests that our olfactory senses can be credited for this.

According to a research by Arnaud Wisman, Ph.D., a psychologist at the University of Kent, men can process the scent of sexually aroused women and are naturally drawn to them. Researchers asked 17 women to bicycle followed by watching a few minutes of the erotic film 9 Songs. Each time their sweat was swabbed and sent for testing. A few days later, these women were shown a documentary on building bridges and again the process was repeated. One more experiment with a little variation in sexual content was also carried out. Wisman then put 91 men in a test and asked them which scent they preferred. Most men preferred the scent of sexual arousal.

The research paper revealed that “men evaluate the axillary sweat of sexually aroused women as more attractive, compared to the scent of the same women when not sexually aroused.” But not just that, the research also suggests that being exposed to such sexual chemosignals increased the men’s sexual arousal too. “This research suggests that these signals released along with corresponding visual and auditory expressions of sexual interest can produce a stronger overall signal that increases sexual motivation,” reads the research paper.

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However, it should be noted that these men showed more motivation to mate with women who gave out sexual cues. So you can’t really rely on sexual chemo-signals alone and expect your sweat to do all the work. You have to be out there, dropping hints and getting it on and preferably wearing deodorant.

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