The gym has long overtaken the supermarket as the place for men and women to hook-up. Hell, I get more attention from women at the gym than I ever did in nightclubs. It’s always been my theory that when men work-out we release more pheromones (the stuff that makes women go Ga-Ga) through sweating and vigorous movement. Pheromones have no odor, if you stink up like an oxen it may counteract the benefits. So you stinkers out there should still stock up on the deodorant and maybe even consider taking a shower before a workout if you wanna be a lady-slayer in the gym
This Sunday Sex Sizzler shows that some research may back up some of my theories. So if you’re not sweating at the gym, not only are you not getting much of a workout, you may not be getting any poontang either.
Male Sweat makes Women Hot
Don’t cover up your natural body odor with overpowering colognes and aftershaves. Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley found that male sweat contains chemicals that trigger sexual arousal and excitement in women. The odor of sweat increases production of the adrenal hormone androstenedione (made famous by home-run slugger Mark McGwire), which triggers physiological and psychological changes in women that turns them on. Twenty-one women sniffed from a jar containing either male sweat or baker’s yeast while watching a relaxing nature video. The researchers monitored heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, skin temperature and fidgeting while the women watched 5-minute videos that were funny, sad or erotic followed by a 10-minute neutral video. Mood, sexual arousal and stress hormones (cortisol) were greatest after the women sniffed the male sweat. The take-home message from this study is that sweat turns women on more than baker’s yeast. (Journal of Neuroscience, 27: 1261-1265, 2007)
Posted on July 1st, 2007 by Leo
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