Pheromone: A Natural Aphrodisiac or A Joke?
What’s that you smell?
If it makes you feel relaxed and confident, it could be a pheromone.
It's pronounced “fer-O-mOn” and defined as, “A chemical substance that is produced by an animal and serves especially as a stimulus to other individuals of the same species for one or more behavioral responses.”
You’ll note it doesn’t say a stimulus for a sexual response. But that’s what people claim it does. Wear aphrodisiac cologne made out of pheromones and the ladies around you may be all over you.
But is that true?
Pheromones are a naturally occurring chemical compound found in all insects, animals, and humans. “Pheromone” is Greek from the word Pheran - to transfer and Horman - to excite.
But what do they excite?
Pheromones are hormones naturally produced by all of us. They are detected by a small organ in the nose, known as the VNO or "vomeronasal organ."
In the animal world, pheromones are detected over long distances. They help animals mark territory, recognize mates, and signal sexual interest. For example, female dogs in heat leave their "scent" and can attract male dogs over a mile away.
Products generally contain one or all of the following: Androsterone, Androstenol, Androstenone, and Copulins.
Androstenone, or "none" for short, gives you the macho, dominant male aura.
Androstenol or "nol" makes you seem nice, friendly, and approachable.
Androsterone or "rone" is widely considered to be the middle ground between the two above. Many people refer to “rone” as similar to Androstenone without as much of the male macho aura.
Copulins are found in products designed for women. Copulins are produced naturally by women during their time of ovulation. Copulins are geared towards attracting men.
But again, do pheromones in products such as men’s colognes actually work?
Do they actually make women desire the person wearing them?
For well over 20 years, universities, scientists and the media worldwide have done research, experiments and studies on the power of pheromones. They have been reported and featured on 20/20, Dateline, CNN, Hardcopy, and in medical journals, newspapers and research articles.
ABC News did an experiment on television where they took a set of identical female twin sisters, dressed them up in the exact same outfits, hair style, etc., and placed them in a nightclub. They had them switch places throughout the night so nobody realized they were two different people. The only difference between the two was one wore witch hazel while the other wore pheromones. The Results? The twin wearing witch hazel had 11 men approach her while the one wearing pheromones had 30 men approach her.
At University College in London, an experiment showed that after being briefly exposed to androstenol, females had more social interactions with males.
Still, despite all of the research, the results are not conclusive.
According to the book, Nature’s Aphrodisiacs, pheromones aren’t even aphrodisiacs. In themselves, they don’t excite any sexual interest whatsoever. When you wear them, you feel better about yourself, which makes people desire to be around you.
And according to some manufacturers, if pheromones are put in an alcohol base---as are most colognes---then the pheromones are killed.
More controlled tests are needed. Currently we are testing such products this concentrate from http://www.NexusPheromones.com/clicks/clickthrough.html?a=mrfire
Meanwhile, there’s no harm in wearing an “aphrodisiac cologne” with preferably Androsterone in it. If it makes you feel confident, it could very well turn on the ladies around you.
Check back often for our findings.
A natural aphrodisiac with pheromone that we are checking out is from Nexus.
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