JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

Educational reading ...

... from my copy of Bonk, specifically the chapter on the effect of scents on arousal. Most interesting ... according to studies, men's colognes not only don't turn women on, it actually has an obvious opposite effect ("Men's colognes actually reduced vaginal blood flow.") The other big olfactory turnoffs for women: "the scent of cherry and of "charcoal barbeque meat."". From personal experience, I certainly agree with the first one ... most colognes marketed to men smell absolutely revolting to me, even in small and diluted doses, and smelling the other two would make me hungry rather than horny (which fits right in with another statement in the book, about throwing cheese in front of mating rats would distract the female but not the male). :p

And I'm sure you want to know what the lab unearthed as the #1 turn-on scent for women: "a mixture of cucumber and Good 'n' Plenty candy."

(note: these results were from studies that measured physiological responses --increased blood flow, lubrication, heart rate, etc.-- and not from the women's spoken opinions ... apparently there can be quite contradictory results when the two are compared)

All-in-all a fun book ... light and fluffy, but the entertaining and well-written kind of fluff that gives you lots of info and leads for pursuing more and deeper details on interesting aspects. What I think of as science sampler reading. :-)
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