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Women Love The Way a Sweaty Man Smells

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.

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mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
:rotfl: :rotfl: omg cravinsugar! LOL!!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
:rotfl: :rotfl: omg cravinsugar! LOL!!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
My boyf came home from snowboarding yesterday...I asked him what cologne he was wearing, and he wasn't....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. _________________________________________________________Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
My boyf came home from snowboarding yesterday...I asked him what cologne he was wearing, and he wasn't....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
:rotfl: this does not do it for me tho.
voodanshunny voodanshunny 9 years
the only sweaty man i love is my fiance...lol. cravinsugar, i totally know what you mean about the mowing the lawn bit. oh yeah!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
It's true for me. When my husband gets home from the gym, he's soaked in sweat, BUT he doesn't smell at all. So sexy...More so than me, he's the one who's sexually charged (I call him the raging bull) after coming home from the gym! :ROTFL:
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I had heard this on the news this morning and then begain thinking...sure enough...when hec omes in from mwing the lawn or running or something, even though he is dirty, i can't keep my hands off. grrrr. _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
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