Dear Nick, yes the topic pheromones is of great importance!!!!!
The word "pheromone" comes from the Greek words perein=transmit and
hormon=stimulate. A pheromone is a messenger of stimulation that tells us
when and where we should gather and then separate. It tells us how we should
behave toward the other sex and how we should know whether it is in fact the
other sex. Pheromones tell us how to organize the members of a society in a
structure befitting their dominance; they mark the exact borders of a
territory. They also tell us how we can be sure beyond a doubt that we are
Pheromones regulate power relationships, association and above all - SEX.
Pheromones provide unconscious data from an arsenal of information that can
be decisive for the course of human communication.
Considering the flood of pheromone communication that reaches us directly,
it is no wonder that Western society, cut off from smell perception and
over-deodorized as it is, tries to stimulate sexual attractiveness and
activity with the help of artificial pheromones. This is doomed to failure
because it is like cutting down the forest in order to plant trees.
As human beings (men and women) we have the ability to sense certain
chemical signals emitted by people around us—without being aware of it? We
use a separate set of sensory receptor cells in our nose to receive social
and sexual information from members of our own species.
Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in men's testes. The adrenal
glands of both men and women also produce small amounts of testosterone.
In men, testosterone produces sperm, facial and body hair, deep voices, and
muscle mass and strength.
Testosterone is associated with two behaviors in males: aggressive dominance
of other males, and sexual activity. E.g., male red deer live peacefully
together for most of the year. But in October their testosterone increases
five-fold. They fight for territory. Female red deer select land that has
sufficient food for raising fawns. The males that control the best
territories mate with the most females.
Testosterone is an anti-depressant, in men and women. It increases
friendliness. It reduces anger, depression, fatigue, confusion, nervousness,
That may seem contradictory-testosterone makes males fight, yet makes them
friendly. Testosterone makes males want to mate. If fighting precedes
mating--e.g., gorillas--testosterone makes males fight. But if mating
requires friendship e.g., baboons- testosterone makes males friendly.
Testosterone varies between men more than four times. Football players have
the most testosterone. Ministers have the least.
Bacteria and fungi live on your skin and in your clothes. These organisms
drink your sweat and digest your discarded skin cells. Their excretions make
you smell . That's body odour.
Body odour can provide be interesting signs of a specific state of mind as
well as or of a more serious medical condition.
When our "fighters" fight and sweat, we smell these molecules that live on
their skin, mixed with their sweat. Each human body have a body smell as
unique as their fingerprint - in sweat this is what we smell underneath the
external molecules that live on the surface of the skin.
New research has shown that some individuals are highly sensitive to
smelling a component of body odour which is called androstenone.
Furthermore, if the person can easily smell androstenone then he will decide
whether or not he likes the person based on the smell. What is androstenone?
It is a human pheromone which is a chemical attractant that is found in body
secretions like perspiration. Men release large quantities of androstenone
while women omit small amounts. So men are more likely to be judged by their
smell than women. According to the study, fifty percent of people the
population cannot smell androstenone at all and one half of them can only
catch a whiff and enjoy the scent. Those who can smell androstenone, on the
other hand, do not like the smell and compare it to urine or perspiration.
The study went on to show that there was a correlation between the ability
to smell androstenone and the androstenone-smeller's judgment of the person.
In other words, if someone can smell androstenone on someone else and finds
the smell unpleasant then he will dislike the person, or may be not……….
Attached acouple of artickle on the topic!
SORRY I DID NOT MEAN TO WRITE A BOKK........but the topic is what it is all
about!!!! = INVISIBLE COMMUNICATION