You know how sometimes after a long day, your lady comes home, tired, opens a bottle of wine and wants to cuddle? No, and I don’t mean that as a euphemism to sex, but actually just cuddle up to you and perhaps even, gasp, talk!! And if you do accidently take the cuddling as a cue to have sex (and let’s not kid ourselves, of course you do!), she gets all pissy and says, “You always have to ruin it with sex! Why can’t we just cuddle?!”
Does that behavior boggle you?
Well, here’s a bit of surprising news that might solve this cuddling conundrum for you! From the website of the University of Pennsylvania:
“Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have found that exposure to male perspiration has marked psychological and physiological effects on women: It can brighten women’s moods, reducing tension and increasing relaxation, and also has a direct effect on the release of luteinizing hormone, which affects the length and timing of the menstrual cycle.”
That’s right, lads, you read correctly. Thanks to this study you now have an excuse not to shower, and keep that manly musk about you for the sake of her stress levels. You’re doing it for love after all.
While it’s been known for a while that female pheromones can affect the menstrual cycles of other woman – aka us gals syncing up our cycles when we hang out for a while and other womanly things – this is the first time the effects of male pheromones on the a woman’s mood is being documented.
Obviously they’re now looking into all the compounds that make up male perspiration to see which one might be responsible for women being all happy and shit (and I’m guessing, replicate that compound to be inserted into as many womanly products as possible). They’re also testing if they can reverse the effects and see if female pheromones have an effect on men’s mood.
All I can say is, it’s about bloody time. I’m glad that I now know that when I go in for a good sniff around the region where his neck meets his shoulder, I’m actually doing it because it makes me feel better. And when I’m down on my knees, a good sniff around his balls will actually make me feel so relaxed, that I’ll forget that he’s still watching TV. I kid! I kid!
This does however suggest that there might be more going on in bars on singles night. And perhaps instead of drowning out nature’s own mood brightener with expensive perfume, you instead let your own scent take the lead. Good luck to you sir!