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Male Sweat Brightens Women's Moods

Posted by catmint on March 17, 2003, at 3:08:22

PHILADELPHIA (March 14) - Sweating it out over a big date this weekend? If you're a guy, that could be just the ticket, according to a human biology study released on Friday.

Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania said they found male perspiration had a surprisingly beneficial effect on women's moods. It helps reduce stress, induces relaxation and even affects the menstrual cycle.

"This suggests there may be much more going on in social settings like singles' bars than meets the eye," said Charles Wysocki, an adjunct professor of animal biology at Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine.

In a study to be published in the journal Biology of Reproduction, researchers collected samples from the underarms of men who refrained from using deodorant for four weeks. The extracts were then blended and applied to the upper lips of 18 women, aged 25 to 45.

The women rated their moods on a fixed scale for a period of six hours. The findings suggested something in the perspiration brightened their moods and helped them feel less tense. Blood analyses also showed a rise in levels of the reproductive luteinizing hormone that typically surge before ovulation.

Wysocki, a study co-author, said the research could point to a "chemical communication" subtext between the sexes that enables men and women to coordinate their reproductive efforts subliminally.

There was no sign women were sexually aroused by male perspiration. In fact, the women never suspected they had men's sweat under their noses and believed they were helping to test alcohol, perfume or lemon floor wax.

"The study was done in quite a sterile environment. It's not strange that they were not thinking sexual thoughts," said Wysocki. "In a more sensual setting, exposure to these odors might facilitate the emergence of sexual mood or feelings."

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers said the study could lead to new fertility therapies and treatments for premenstrual syndrome if the active agent in male perspiration could be isolated.

03/14/03 13:02 ET

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Re: Yuck (nm)

Posted by Dr Eamerz on March 17, 2003, at 9:31:24

In reply to Male Sweat Brightens Women's Moods, posted by catmint on March 17, 2003, at 3:08:22

 

Not MY mood.....Puts me off actually (nm)

Posted by tina on March 17, 2003, at 9:43:53

In reply to Male Sweat Brightens Women's Moods, posted by catmint on March 17, 2003, at 3:08:22

 

Re: Male Sweat Brightens Women's Moods

Posted by shar on March 17, 2003, at 22:22:09

In reply to Male Sweat Brightens Women's Moods, posted by catmint on March 17, 2003, at 3:08:22

Rewriting history...I'd say it this way:


The women rated their moods on a fixed scale for a period of six hours. Blood analyses also showed a rise in levels of the reproductive luteinizing hormone that typically surge before ovulation.
The findings suggested {something} brightened their moods and helped them feel less tense.

.....seems like a chicken/egg issue to me. Could it be the hormone surge that changed the women's mood?

I always wonder about studies like this.

Shar

> PHILADELPHIA (March 14) - Sweating it out over a big date this weekend? If you're a guy, that could be just the ticket, according to a human biology study released on Friday.
>
> Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania said they found male perspiration had a surprisingly beneficial effect on women's moods. It helps reduce stress, induces relaxation and even affects the menstrual cycle.
>
> "This suggests there may be much more going on in social settings like singles' bars than meets the eye," said Charles Wysocki, an adjunct professor of animal biology at Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine.
>
> In a study to be published in the journal Biology of Reproduction, researchers collected samples from the underarms of men who refrained from using deodorant for four weeks. The extracts were then blended and applied to the upper lips of 18 women, aged 25 to 45.
>
> The women rated their moods on a fixed scale for a period of six hours. The findings suggested something in the perspiration brightened their moods and helped them feel less tense. Blood analyses also showed a rise in levels of the reproductive luteinizing hormone that typically surge before ovulation.
>
> Wysocki, a study co-author, said the research could point to a "chemical communication" subtext between the sexes that enables men and women to coordinate their reproductive efforts subliminally.
>
> There was no sign women were sexually aroused by male perspiration. In fact, the women never suspected they had men's sweat under their noses and believed they were helping to test alcohol, perfume or lemon floor wax.
>
> "The study was done in quite a sterile environment. It's not strange that they were not thinking sexual thoughts," said Wysocki. "In a more sensual setting, exposure to these odors might facilitate the emergence of sexual mood or feelings."
>
> Funded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers said the study could lead to new fertility therapies and treatments for premenstrual syndrome if the active agent in male perspiration could be isolated.
>
> 03/14/03 13:02 ET
>
> Copyright 2003 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. All active hyperlinks have been inserted by AOL.

 

Depends on the man...

Posted by missliz on March 18, 2003, at 1:00:33

In reply to Re: Male Sweat Brightens Women's Moods, posted by shar on March 17, 2003, at 22:22:09

Icky sweaty dough boys don't count- they're talking about alpha male pheromones, and yes those do cheer a girl up. I love the right sweaty guy. Or guys. Makes my brain go ping.

missliz

 

Re: Depends on the man... missliz

Posted by wendy b. on March 18, 2003, at 7:54:15

In reply to Depends on the man..., posted by missliz on March 18, 2003, at 1:00:33

> Icky sweaty dough boys don't count- they're talking about alpha male pheromones, and yes those do cheer a girl up. I love the right sweaty guy. Or guys. Makes my brain go ping.
>
> missliz


yeah, made total sense to me! (like: they needed a study to verify this?...) oh well, some people don't know what they're missing!
:-]

W.

 

Re: Depends on the man... wendy b.

Posted by Dr Eamerz on March 18, 2003, at 8:05:20

In reply to Re: Depends on the man... missliz, posted by wendy b. on March 18, 2003, at 7:54:15

Aaaahhh pheromones
Hi Wendyloo!

 

Re: Depends on... Dr Eamerz

Posted by wendy b. on March 18, 2003, at 8:09:22

In reply to Re: Depends on the man... wendy b., posted by Dr Eamerz on March 18, 2003, at 8:05:20

> Aaaahhh pheromones
> Hi Wendyloo!

hey dreamerkitten,

i always love meeting you on posts like these...! email if you want, would love to hear from you..., or, i'll try you?

wendyloo

 

Re: Depends on... wendy b.

Posted by Dr Eamerz on March 18, 2003, at 10:17:25

In reply to Re: Depends on... Dr Eamerz, posted by wendy b. on March 18, 2003, at 8:09:22

i always love meeting you on posts like these...! email if you want, would love to hear from you..., or, i'll try you?

You may darling..I got rid of all emails in the midst of paranoia.
I've nothing to say though...and just to keep this post med related_what meds are you popping now?
I'm still on horse pills well just weight gaining cheescake craving pills-Naaahhhhsqueltcherstrawberryhhh-(that's a horsey eating cheescake sound)

 

Yes Indeedy! Yum! LOVE my man's scent! (nm) catmint

Posted by fairnymph on March 18, 2003, at 11:58:42

In reply to Male Sweat Brightens Women's Moods, posted by catmint on March 17, 2003, at 3:08:22

 

Re: Yes Indeedy! Yum! LOVE my man's scent!

Posted by shar on March 19, 2003, at 21:50:24

In reply to Yes Indeedy! Yum! LOVE my man's scent! (nm) catmint, posted by fairnymph on March 18, 2003, at 11:58:42

I love "fresh" sweat-scent, but the stuff they used in the study was 4-weeks-without-deoderant old. Don't think that would really appeal.

Shar

 

Re: Yes Indeedy! Yum! LOVE my man's scent!

Posted by missliz on March 20, 2003, at 13:37:51

In reply to Re: Yes Indeedy! Yum! LOVE my man's scent!, posted by shar on March 19, 2003, at 21:50:24

You never know- this is an old study (or a redo) of an old subject and what they find is that pheronomes are like perfume, they do bottle and store. Also, different guys scents will appeal to different women, the chemical structure involved carries a LOT of information at a really deep sub sub concious level. Know how good perfume is like a drug? ( I buy new scent when I'm depressed, If I can find one that works. Shores me up) The smell of men will do the same thing. Even weeks later.

missliz


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