by Nick Knight .

VIOLENCE. Sissel Tolaas response to questions about pheromones.


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,

and irritability.

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




Speak soon!


Love SisselXXX