In this article, I am going to talk about research on pheromones and human sexuality. Now you're probably wondering what the heck is a pheromone? Human pheromones are found in deodorant, perfume, and as well as soap. You are probably wondering how can pheromones come from humans. Let me explain.
What Are Pheromones
Pheromones are a chemical that elicits behavior or develops responses from others of the same organisms. They elicit sexual, reproductive and emotional behaviors. Pheromones from humans come from six places. They come from the armpits, the nibbles of both sexes, the genital regions, the lips, eyelids, and outer ear.
There has been a lot of research on pheromones. This is especially important in humans because we do have an abundance of secretions that naturally occur. Not only do we have these naturally occurring secretions, but we are also the only species that uses artificial aromas such as perfume or cologne. They not only increase our own personal attractiveness but also what we look for whenever we're looking for a sexual partner or significant other. Learn more at http://astrobiosociety.org
Pheromone College Experiment
So we wanted to see if college students agree with our hypothesis that pheromones do play a role in our sexual behavior. The goal of our survey was to receive input from these college students on whether or not they think that a cologne with pheromones plays a role in their own sexual decision making.
Somebody send out a survey to 20 correspondence through email electronically and these are the results that we got. In the survey we conducted, we ask six simple questions. We started by asking what their sexual orientation was and we saw that 63 percent of the participants were attracted to females and only 33 percent of males. We've been asked if the order was a determinant in who you think you would engage in sexual behavior and of course we agree. Only 32 percent disagree, meaning that they do take pheromones into consideration when engaging in sexual behavior or inquiries.
Pheromone Survey Results
We also asked whether somewhere that wore perfume or pheromone cologne became more attractive to them. And we had the majority with 54 percent agree and 38 percent strongly agree. And again, only eight percent disagree. This means that they do take into pheromones into consideration when choosing who they would engage in sexual behavior. The last question we asked was whether when picturing the perfect significant other, whether the aroma was in their top five features to consider. And we had a tie between strongly disagree and agree with 21 percent and the majority strongly agree and disagree. Learn more about pheromones at http://sundowndivers.org
Overall we felt that our results ultimately supported our hypothesis that pheromones do have a role in human sexuality. We saw that the majority of our respondents would agree that scent aroma or as we're now calling them pheromones, do have a role in whatever they're choosing a sexual partner or significant other. We definitely thought it was interesting because we don't normally think of smell as something that you first look at whenever you're trying to find a sexual partner. We did find it interesting that the majority of our participants in the people that we asked do consider this as a crucial factor in someone that they're looking for. Learn more at http://infospeak.org
My name is Mark and I have been experimenting with pheromones since 2008.