Sydney, Jun 5 (UNI) Men don't need to spend fortune on deoderants and after-shave lotions to woo women as their body sweat can do that better.
According to a recent study, women are attracted to chemicals in a man's underarm sweat that can make her decide if you are the one for her.
The research suggests that underarm sweat contains a complex compound of odourless pheromones that have a powerful subconscious effect on females.
Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, found that the exposure to the pheromone from the male armpit accelerated the release of the luteinizing hormone, which controls menstruation.
The female test subjects said they felt increasingly relaxed as they sniffed the hormone. As mentioned - it's odourless.
The scientists believed the finding may one day lead to the development of new of fertility drugs. They've also speculated that men's fragrances may one day contain male pheromones, which would presumably be irresistible to any woman, the Courier Mail reported.
There's also evidence to suggest that pheromones discourage inbreeding, through part of the human genome called the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which plays a role in sexual attraction as well as combating disease.
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