Pheromones Affect Sexual Attraction?
Pheromones are produced by human beings. They send signals out to other humans. They are chemical odors that produce strong signals of attraction to the opposite sex. Certain perfumes, colognes and oils also contain pheromones and can result in similar attraction from men to women or women to men. Pheromones are detected in the nose, but they are not like normal smells. They are detected by a sensory organ near the front of the nasal opening called the VNO (vomeronasal organ) that has nothing to do with the normal smelling process. The VNO detects pheromones and then sends a message to the brain, identifying their presence. This sets off a chain reaction that may lead to sexual attraction and sexual activity among human beings. However, research has shown that pheromones have varying impact on individuals. Some may be impacted greatly by detecting pheromones. Others will not be affected that much. Many fragrance manufacturers will choose to infuse their product with pheromones in hope of greater sales and popularity. The impact of pheromone-infused perfume can result in increased eye-contact with a sexual partner, increased sexual attraction with a partner, increased sexual activity, greater passion, and greater self-esteem and self-confidence. Pheromones do affect sexual attraction!