Pheromones: What is there to Know?
Pheromones are chemicals that are released from animals and humans. These chemicals are attractants that tell other animals a wide range of things. Things such as type of animal, sex of the animal, social group that the animal is assigned to of course, if the animal is in heat or not. These pheromones are found in bugs as well as aquatic life as-well. These chemicals are freed by the body by excretions. The term pheromones came about in 1959 defining it as chemical substances excreted by animals to trigger reproductive behavioral response from a recipient of the same species.
Pheromones in People are Largely Not Understood
A few researchers have claimed to be able to reduce human excretions from arm hole sweat and vaginal secretions and turn them into marketable products. These products are widely available in adult novelty stores claiming in order to bring your partner into a wild craze. Some other researchers claim that science has not yet advanced enough to make this concept a real reality. They claim that these products are just a marketing tool to sell customers products according to false advertising. One thing that is agreed upon is that the human body does produce and excrete pheromones.
- The first controlled scientific studies were conducted in 1986 to be able to determine if humans did indeed produce pheromones.
- This test did conclude that humans do produce these chemicals.
- It was the first time that this theory was actually proved.
- 2005, there were 4 lessons of pheromones recognized.
- These 4 were territorial markers, mother-infant, menstrual synchrony and sex-attractant pheromones.
- Ever since then, scientists have discovered a fifth class.
- This class is sulfated steroids.
- Territorial markers are considered in order to ward off others.
- They can attract same species and same sex but are considered repellents to other species.
Mother-Infant recognition helps the offspring to know who the mother is and also identify it with feeding.
Menstrual Synchrony is Probably One of the Most Commonly Known Class
This is where a group of females who have different menstrual cycles are placed together. But after a short period of time, all of the females will start to have their cycles shortened or lengthened for no apparent reason. Eventually all of the females will have their cycles at or perhaps very near to the same time, even though they started their cycles far apart.
Sex-Attractant Pheromones are the Ones that Marketers Capitalize on in the Adult Industry
These pheromones are just what they sound like. They attract the opposite sex and give the sense in order to want to mate. These are also considered natural way of reproducing. Most animals only mate in order to reproduce. So this is very key to species survival.
Sulfated Steroids are a Social Representation of the Animal that Produced It
This one is still being heavily researched. It is made by females and is thought to give off the current level of anxiety in the animal. It is also found to give detailed report of the reproductive phase that the animal is in. This is why males do not produce this chemical.
Human pheromones: are we the scented ape? - Dr Tristam Wyatt
Pheromones are powerful sex attractants in moths, dogs and many other animals but what about humans? Sadly, despite what you see advertised on the ...