SEXUAL HEALTH: Scent of (un)attraction

Do pheromones work to attract human beings to each other, or have we evolved past that? PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Pheromones in human beings are a contentious issues, though.
  • In one study, men were asked to smell vaginal secretions from different women, and it was shown that secretions from ovulating women made men’s testosterone levels surge, meaning that men’s bodies may be able to detect and positively respond to ovulating women… but only in the confines of their bedrooms during intimate moments.

After seven years of a relatively harmonious marriage, a big crisis erupted in Joyce’s family. The trouble started when Joyce bought her husband cologne as a gift. He threw it hard against a wall and broke it, then stopped being physically intimate with her.


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