There are a lot of things people ask about pheromones. The following are the most frequently asked questions about pheromones:
What are Pheromones?
These are chemicals that are secreted in our sweat, tears and urine and are known to influence the behavior of the opposite sex. Mammals and other animals also secrete pheromones and they use these as a means of communication and as natural sexual attractants to find mates. Pheromones also affect the mating habits of human beings and numerous studies show that these behavior-altering chemicals are the driving force behind every sexual attraction. They are strong enough to influence how often people have sex and with whom.
There are many types of pheromones but the most common is the sex pheromone which acts as natural sex attractants. Pheromones are produced by the skin’s apocrine sebaceous glands. The glands are usually associated with sweat glands and they develop during adolescence.
Do men and women produce the same types of pheromones?
There are pheromones that both men and women produce and there are pheromones which are identified by scientists to be masculine and there are those which are feminine. The chemical androstenone is known as the male pheromone. This pheromone is responsible in conveying the animal magnetism of a man as well as increasing a woman’s luteinizing hormone (LH) causing her to have a heightened sexual responsiveness to the man emitting the scent.
The compound copulin is identified as the female pheromone. This pheromone has the ability to increase a man’s sex drive and cause him to have a heightened sexual responsiveness to the woman emitting the scent.
What are VNOs?
The Vomeronasal Organ or VNO is found in the nose but it doesn’t work to detect regular scents and smells instead, the VNO senses the pheromones that are traveling through the air alerting the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that affects a person’s emotions and produces emotional responses. The response it produces towards pheromones comes subconsciously.
Do we give off pheromones naturally?
Yes, our bodies produce pheromones naturally and each one of us has his own ‘odor print’.
If we are producing pheromones naturally, why is there a need for pheromone colognes and perfumes?
There are people whose body produce more pheromones than others and besides, our daily activities help weaken our own pheromones. Such activities include bathing or showering. Using deodorants and antiperspirants and applying lotions on our skins also help mask our pheromones. The clothes we wear are also a problem. Because of these, there is a need for people to enhance their attractiveness and sex appeal by using pheromone sprays and such products.
How long do pheromones last?
Pheromones last longer than colognes or perfumes but once they are applied directly on the body, they break down faster or get washed away. Your body temperature, body chemistry or sweating affects the length of time it takes for the pheromone to break down. Sometimes, it could depend on the product you used.
Are pheromones synthesized from human pheromones as effective as naturally occurring ones?
Synthesized pheromones are often found to be more potent than the naturally occurring pheromones especially when they are optimized to have behavior-altering properties.
Are all pheromone products the same?
No, some may be similar to each other but they are not all the same. There is a variety of different product options for consumers like pheromone perfumes, colognes, sprays, oils and concentrates. These products may contain a pheromone or a mixture of two or more pheromones. There are scented and unscented spray versions and there are products for men only, for women only and pheromones for both men and women.
Is there a correct way to apply pheromones?
You can apply pheromones the same you do a perfume – on your wrists, throat, chest and behind your ears. When you apply pheromones directly on your skin though, they tend to get washed away by sweat easily or broken down by bacteria. You can make the scent last longer by applying the pheromone product on your clothing.
Are these pheromone products safe?
Yes, since pheromones are naturally occurring and products make use of the extracts from these chemicals and they are worn on the skin or clothing, they are perfectly safe.
What results can I expect from pheromone products?
Results vary per individual. Some see instant results while others have to wait before effects are seen or felt. Many users of pheromone products report that they get more smiles and have more eye contact from members of the opposite sex. The product also helps increase their self-esteem.