This news comes to us just in time for Valentine's Day... Do you like the way your man smells after he has been sweating?
You may not think you do but apparently there's nothing like the smell of a man's sweat. Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley said women who smelled a chemical found in male sweat experienced elevated levels of the important hormone cortisol, along with higher sexual arousal, faster heart rate and other effects.
The study focused on androstadienone, considered a male chemical signal. A derivative of testosterone, it is found in male sweat as well as in saliva and semen. It smells somewhat musky. Cortisol is secreted by the body to help maintain proper arousal and sense of well-being, respond to stress and other functions. For comparison's sake, the the women also smelled baking yeast, which did not trigger the same effects. Jeez, it has been so long but I can't remember the last time baking yeast got me going...
Hmm. So this Valentine's Day, get your man into the gym. Go for a run together. Hop. Skip. Whatever. Just try doing what it takes to get him sweating -- After all, a sweaty man may be the answer to all your Valentine's dreams come true.