Do Pheromones work?
Pheromones do work. But it is not an exact science. Pheromones can work for some people, and for others they will not. Just as Pheromones can have an effect (to attract) on certain individuals and others it will have no effect. Studies have shown that Pheromones can have an effect on people based on whether or not they have a functioning VNO (vomeronasal organ). This organ is in the nasal cavity (pit) and can sense the pheromones given off by an individual of the same species. Pheromones are sometimes referred to as the “sixth sense”. This organ sends signals directly to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus controls the body’s thermostat, as well as the body’s neuroendocrine system which controls aspects of reproductive physiology and behavior. It is also true that some pheromones are detected by the main olfactory system (sense of smell) as well. Some scientific studies have shown that 28% to 59% of adult humans still have a functioning VNO, although some scientists believe that these studies have sometimes missed or even misidentified the VNO (vomeronasal organ) and the percentages are much higher. So Pheromones do work!