Navigation Links
Women's Natural Scent Most Attractive to Men

Male hormonal response strongest during female ovulation, study finds

MONDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Women who want to attract a man's attention shouldn't wear perfume, new research suggests.

Florida State University psychological scientists Saul L. Miller and Jon K. Maner found that male testosterone levels are influenced by natural odors emitted by females, particularly during ovulation, which is when women are most fertile.

In the study, women wore T-shirts for three nights during various phases of their menstrual cycles. Male study participants smelled either the T-shirts worn by the women, or T-shirts that hadn't been worn by anyone. To check testosterone levels, the researchers collected saliva samples before and after the men smelled the T-shirts.

Miller and Maner found that men who smelled T-shirts worn by women during ovulation had higher levels of testosterone than those who smelled shirts worn by non-ovulating women or men who smelled the unworn shirts. When asked to rate the odors of the shirts, men said those worn by ovulating women were the most pleasant.

The researchers said their findings, released online in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the journal Psychological Science, are the first to suggest that men's testosterone levels may be affected by natural odors that indicate a woman is fertile.

This biological response may trigger mating-related behaviors by males, the study authors concluded.

More information

The American Pregnancy Association explains ovulation.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Association for Psychological Sciences, news release, January 2010

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Womenshealthchannel Enhancements Support Pregnant Teens
2. Scientists Develop Natural Protection for Stored Foods
3. Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions
4. SIV infection of natural hosts provides new insights into HIV disease complexity
5. Big Relief for Tiny Itch Mites Found in All Natural Spray Remedy
6. Natural aorta grafts have few side effects for infection-prone patients
7. Fitness Champion Natalie Waples to be Spokesperson for Natural Nutrition International Direct Marketing Campaign
8. New Herbal Water Creating Taste Sensation: Ayalas Herbal Water Has No Calories, No Preservatives and No Artificial Additives. Just All the Natural Benefits of Herbs!
9. Natural Protein Could Help Spot, Treat Liver Cancer
10. The Village Company Unveils Natural Bath and Body Solutions for Everyday Ailments
11. All-Natural Organic Yerba Mate and Organic Aloe Vera Exfoliating Soaps will Help Save Your Skin(TM)
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... NY (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... Spine, Sports & Orthopedic Rehabilitation P.C.went to NASDAQ to educate the personnel on ... specific traction therapy for the spine, a nonsurgical procedure. The benefits come from ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... World Patent Marketing ... Jar, a container patent that allows for easier packing and organizing of items into ... worth $90 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... ... Royal River Natural Foods — a locally-owned, independent natural health store in Freeport, ... supplement creatine, along with resistance training for a year, had more new bone at ... is part of the December 2015 issue of Natural Insights for Well Being®, which ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... coalition of obesity groups has filed a discrimination claim against the U.S. Department of ... coverage in their Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans are breaking the clause in the ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , ... December 01, 2015 , ... Califia Farms ... announced that its iconic bottle has won top honors in Beverage World Magazine’s Global ... Company also announced that it has been selected as a 2015 U.S.A. Taste Champion ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... Virginia , 1 de diciembre de ... en tecnología para cuchillas de precisión, develó ... programa de identidad de marca. El nuevo ... el diseño y la ingeniería de productos ... la diferencia". ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Breg, Inc ., a premier provider ... it has been awarded three contracts by Novation, a ... will have access to improved pricing for Breg,s portfolio ... goods dedicated to advancing orthopedic care.  ... population, rising prevalence of chronic conditions and the health ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , December 1, 2015 ... market research report "Nucleic Acid Labeling Market by Product ... Translation, Random Primer, In Vitro Transcription, Reverse Transcription, End ... by MarketsandMarkets, The global market is expected to reach ... in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 8.65%. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: