Can Sex Pheromones Bend the Laws of Attraction?

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Science says YES, especially if you are post-menopausal!

Up until recently it has been a mystery why certain humans are instantly attracted to one other. Heart dropping immediate magnetism that cannot be ignored or denied. Now science is backing up the phenomena of love or maybe lust at first site. 

Turns out that the Laws of Attraction might bend a little when influenced by a biological substance called Pheromones. 

Pheromones are natural air-borne chemical hormones the body produces naturally to attract the opposite sex. You can't see them or smell them, yet they can be powerful enough to make a partner sexually attracted to you.

50% Increase in Sexual Attention From Men

According to ABC News, a study in the journal Physiology and Behavior, found that women who had pheromone added to their perfume reported a more than 50 percent increase in sexual attention from men: they were involved in more sexual intercourse, kissing, heavy petting, affection, and slept closer to their partner or date.

Interestingly, when a placebo was added to women's perfume, that group also had increases in all of the above mentioned ... except intercourse.  Seems just the thought that something in the perfume made you sexy worked, but not quite as much.

And now for the really good news.  It appears that the benefit is measurably higher for post menopausal women.  According AthenaInstitute.com, Dr. Winnifred Cutler, institute founder and president and a reproductive biologist and co-discoverer of pheromones in humans, there are theoretically five factors determining the sexual attractiveness of a woman.

  1. Physical appearance and grooming;
  2. Social skills - flirting, bodily grace, confidence;
  3. Sexual motivation and interest in romantic contact
  4. Sexual skills
  5. Excretion of sex attractant pheromones

While post menopausal women can capitalize on their sense of style and social savvy, the loss of hormones and pheromones can leave a large gap in desire. Menopausal women feel less desirable and sexually attractive as they slowly decline with age.  Dr. Cutler's study found that when post menopausal women wore pheromone laced perfumes they got more cuddling, kissing and romantic attention from their men.

In the US Culture, youth wins when it comes to sexual desire from men. Older women are at a disadvantage through no fault of their own. Dr. Cutler goes on to say, "Particularly now, when so many women are not using hormonal therapy, cosmetic pheromones offer something they can do for themselves to increase their sexual attractiveness."

Feeling sexually attractive is like a fountain of youth.

Even if it is all placebo hooray for anything that enhances a woman's self concept and makes her feel more vibrant and attractive to men. As Dr. Cutler says, "I know that romantic attention and affection enhance a woman's life at any age, and can contribute positively to her overall well-being."  And she has 35 years of research and experience to back it up.

Catherine Behan is a Dating, Sex and Intimacy Coach practicing in San Diego, CA. For a free 20 minute chat to explore your Sexual Confidence or lack thereof, click here.

This article was originally published at Breakup Candy. Reprinted with permission from the author.