Pheromones are substances secreted by organs, which affect the reproductive behavior of an organism of the same species. We are not aware of their presence, but these substances stimulate intensively the body. Although some discussions about human pheromones are controversial, they are studied for decades on insects.
Physical attraction is determined by several external factors, such as the social behavior, appearance and attitude. However, the reproductive endocrine system has a major influence on this process, being responsible for sexual desire and libido.
There are over 100 apocrine glands present on every square inch of skin. These glands produce pheromones and other chemical substances that make us feel attracted by individuals of the opposite sex. Pheromones are volatile cells, so we can't feel or touch them.
The discovery of these stimuli, invisible and odorless, known as pheromones, provided new natural ways to improve sexual life. In addition to existing therapies, human pheromones can catalyze certain therapeutic processes.
For example, female moth abs presents a gland that produces pheromones. The male moth, excited by this signal, flies as far as 48 miles to find the female and reproduce. Since 1959, scientists have synthesized pheromones of insects, using them in agriculture. There are certain plants that secrete substances with similar effects to those produced by human pheromones. Pheromones can help you to forget about depression, improving your mood.
Researchers have shown that these subliminal scents - pheromones - influence the animals' development, the way in which they are attracted one to another and the way they feed their descendents. Recently, scientists have discovered that the same thing happens to people. These odors can accelerate puberty, influencing the menstrual cycle in women, and even the sexual orientation. Pheromones tell us subconsciously who the family members are. Subliminal smells influence very much our sex life, the brain development and the way we learn.
In men, pheromones are almost constant in time but in women, this process depends on the menstrual cycle phases. Studies have shown that pheromone secretion during ovulation reaches the maximum concentration, making the woman to seem very attractive. Also, young women have a more intense secretion of pheromones, located especially in vagina. Pheromones seem to affect the general impressions of people and their assessment.
Some of the most powerful pheromones are released through human body sweat. Pheromones may be used to make you more attractive for those around you, regardless of your sexual orientation. Almost 10% of men secrete sexual pheromones that attract women. Although pheromones existence has been proved, the way in which our body processes them remains a mystery. These substances have a major role in fecundity, libido and sexual receptivity, being also responsible for our feelings. It was discovered that certain treatments based on pheromones can be used successfully to keep under control the prostate activity in men, preventing the occurrence of prostate cancer.
The effect of pheromones becomes less perceptible as a result of using various perfumes and deodorants. According to an article published by Psychology Today, the way in which our body is perceived as being attractive or sexy to another person is very selective. Pheromones are an integral part of sexual attraction. They are the reason why we are attracted by certain persons, being a natural aphrodisiac, characterized by experts as the sixth sense of man.
Therefore, the ritual of seduction is useless in the absence of olfactory stimulus. Researches worldwide have conceived various fragrances and perfumes containing pheromones. It was discovered that the natural essence of musk is very similar to human pheromones, as its composition is close to that of testosterone, the male hormone.