Rank male organ odor can become a major turn-off to a potential partner, but don’t women like a manly smell? Could it actually be a turn-on for them?
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By John Dugan
Before this goes further, it’s essential to acknowledge a simple truth: there are different strokes for different folks. What is a turn-off for one woman is a hotly-desired turn-on for another and vice versa. That’s why there’s both chocolate and vanilla (and dozens of other flavors), and why different women could react in unique ways to the same kind and degree of manhood odor on the same man at the same time.
The next thing to do is to answer the question, “Why would any woman find a stinky manhood attractive?” Again leaving aside personal preferences, there’s a very simple answer, and it’s one that has received a lot of play online in recent years: that old devil, the pheromone.
For anyone who has been living under a rock for the past couple of decades, pheromones are sensual hormones known to produce a distinctive scent. Lots of movies, TV shows, books and comic books have gotten a lot of mileage out of dropping pheromones into a plot for some easy laughs and/or fan-service sensual scenes. But while pheromone use in pop culture vastly oversimplifies things, it does get the basic gist straight: Pheromones are strong sensual stimuli, albeit one which typically causes an unconscious excitement in a potential partner.
Pheromones are something that men (and women, for that matter) create simply as a matter of course. Their production tends to be more active in times of interest in sensual activity – not surprisingly. And in men, the pheromones most typically are released through sweat. (That’s one reason why hot, sweaty coupling can be especially intense.)
So basically, all a guy needs to do to get a woman interested in him is work up a sweat, especially when he’s ready for some action, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.
It turns out that not all sensual hormone-drenched sweat is equal. Essentially, pheromone-laced sweat that is fresh is appealing; pheromone-laced sweat that is old is repulsive. That fresh hormone – called androstenal – is the kind that appears as a couple is getting interested in each other or as they’re moving through the mechanics of sensual involvement. The stale kind – called androstenone – is the sweat that’s been out for a while and has absorbed a lot of oxygen. That interaction with the oxygen changes the basic make-up, swiftly transforming it from a scent that says “Come and get it” to one that says “Head for the hills.”
As luck would have it, this means that most of the time the sweat that accumulates and dries on the member is going to be filled with the unwanted androstenone. And because the manhood is (usually) kept beneath a heat-creating double layer of underwear and trousers, it’s likely to accumulate an abundance of sweat and male organ odor. (This is one reason why “airing out” the manhood a few hours a day is often a good idea.)