Do pheromones work? In this article, we will answer whether pheromones work in humans. As we move into a more scientific mode and guide you through the anatomy of pheromone perception. We’ll take a brief but fascinating tour through the human brain and discuss theories of how pheromone perception fits into the complex workings of the other five senses.
Sex, Love, and Lust
Next, we lighten things up a bit and delve into the irresistible topics of sex, love, and lust, followed by a discussion that sheds light on even more wonders of pheromones. We’ll discuss pheromone-laden products like perfume and then look at the future of pheromones as the leading scientists and we see it.
During the course of our research, we unearthed a wealth of information that we have used to ground the reader in the basics of pheromone research and development. As we sat down and outlined Love Scents, we realized it would benefit from a combination of true-life stories and hard science, and we have intertwined those threads whenever possible.
Fortunately, our scientific collaborator, Dr. David T. Moran, is one of the leading pheromone experts in the world. His involvement in this book helped us greatly and opened doors to information that might have been difficult or impossible to obtain had our way not been paved.
We spent several years researching pheromones and collecting material related to the study of human interaction. We went to libraries, universities, medical schools, bookstores, and computerized databases to find everything we could that either focused on pheromones or was related to the topic. Our searches proved fruitful and provided us with a breadth of material that gives this book a significant and broad scope of coverage.
Pheromones in Humans
Before we begin, the following questionnaire will help you think about the chemical conversations in your life. If you are currently not involved in an intimate relationship, recall a past encounter or relationship when answering the following questions. Keep in mind that the word relationship does not always imply a sexual liaison. In this context, it could also refer to a friendship or an acquaintance.
- When I met my partner/friend, I was aware of an instant, undeﬁned chemistry ﬂowing between us.
- I have had encounters in which I became aware immediately that my response to the person in front of me was “off” for some reason
- My partner/spouse and I have a strong sexual attraction, and the chemistry seemed to exist from the moment we met.
- I have had experiences where I felt strongly that my intuition, gut feelings, or what] have referred to as my “sixth sense” came into play.
- I have ignored a gut feeling or intuition about someone only to discover later that my instincts were correct.
- I am often aroused and excited when in the presence of my sexual partner: 0 Agree Very
- In general, I would avoid a relationship with someone if I felt our chemistry wasn’t in sync:
- I have ended or would end an intimate relationship that lacked chemistry.
- I have declined or would decline job offers and other career advancements and opportunities based on the strength of my gut feelings and intuition.
- For some unexplained reason, I feel sexier and more receptive during the warmer months of the year.
If your answers are mostly “Agree Very Strongly”: You are tuned into the powers of your sixth sense and the silent communication of pheromones. You are cognizant of the impact of pheromones on your everyday life, and you consider the role of chemistry seriously in all of your relationships.
If your answers are mostly “Agree Somewhat”: You are aware that chemistry is present in your life and you pay attention to it, but you could become more tuned into how pheromones and your sixth sense engage you in chemical conversations with other people.
Your Sixth Sense
By consciously evaluating events and situations in your life, which will then help you to hone your sixth sense and discover the true power of pheromones. If your answers are mostly “Disagree ”: You have much to learn about pheromonal communication. To become better able to decode the chemical conversations in your life, you might want to keep a diary of your encounters with other people, documenting your first impressions and how they made you feel.
After a while, you’ll begin to notice the subtle moments that occur in your interactions with your fellow humans. Now, read on. The meeting of two personalities is like the Contact of two chemical substances: If there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Do pheromones work?
A happily married man meets a woman at a party and within minutes is imagining her in his bed. He is shocked by his immediate rush of feelings. What’s happening? He wonders. She’s not as beautiful as my wife and yet I can’t keep my eyes-or my thoughts-off her. An employee at a large corporation feels uncomfortable in the presence of a certain division manager and makes every effort to avoid her peer. Her intensely visceral reaction is a mystery. This person hasn’t done anything to me, and we don 7 even really know each other, the employee tells herself.
Pheromone Responses and Hits
So what could be causing this response? What do these two scenarios have in common? They describe what can happen in the presence of pheromones, chemical signals that tell us important things about the people we encounter every day. Pheromones can ignite an instant and perhaps even startling attraction, quietly advise us to avoid a threatening or overly aggressive person or bond us to our best friends.
Pheromones are odorless molecules that are produced in the body and enter the world by wafting off the skin. They also ﬂoat up from the recesses of the sweat glands and linger in strands of hair. Each unleashed pheromone molecule is packed with information about your sexual desires, your level of aggression, the attributes of your immune system, and more. Every pheromone carries your one-of-a-kind chemical “signature,” which is as unique as the swirls of your fingerprint.