Smell is one of our strongest scents. It’s our first scent activated at birth and is strongly linked to memory. One good whiff can send us back to our grandmother’s kitchen, or an old lover’s arms. So what is about smell that is so strongly linked our sexual experiences?
We know that sex is linked to sexual attraction, but scientists aren’t sure why. A German study found people who are more sensitive to smells are more likely to rate their sexual experiences as pleasant. Furthermore, it was found that women who are more sensitive to smells have more frequent orgasms during intercourse, although this was not true of men.
How can you enhance your sexual experience with scent? There are a number of products which use scent to attract a partner, such as pheromones and aphrodisiacs. Pheromones are chemicals that send subconscious signals to other individuals and can trigger emotional and sexual responses. If you’re looking for the man or woman of your dreams unsuspecting pheromones in your body scent are most likely playing a large and very clever role in mate attraction. According to an article in “Psychology Today,” how our body odors are perceived as pleasant and sexy to another person is a highly selective process. We usually smell best to a person whose genetically based immunity to disease differs most from our own. This could benefit you in the long run, making for stronger, healthier children. Fantasy Gifts NJ offers a variety of pheromone products, including lotions, body mists, perfumes, and even candles.
Aphrodisiacs are foods or scents that are able to activate the arousal mechanism in the brain. People have long claimed many things as aphrodisiacs over time: clams, oyster, spicy foods, herbs and even the ubiquitous Spanish Fly ( Spanish fly, or cantharides, is extracted from dried beetle dung – yuck!). While the FDA has debunked most of these myths, it still doesn’t hurt to try! Sometimes even the placebo effect of indulging in oysters and champagne with your partner is enough to stimulate the mood!