Law of Attraction vs. Human Pheromones :: Smells, Odors, and You
Law of Attraction vs. Human Pheromones
Every week I get a lot of questions involving relationships. Some people will find these questions shallow, but that is not the point. The answers to these questions ARE important to those that clients that have asked them. In many cases, they have nobody around them they can trust. So they present them to me. Here are examples of just some of the questions I get:
- How can I have a better relationship?
- How can I attract the opposite sex?
- How can I attract a partner with a high sex drive?
- How can I have better sex?
Due to the personal nature these questions offer, I will not be answering them directly in this forum. Instead I am offering some scientifically based information for you to think about. It may or may not assist you with your situation, but the information is valid nonetheless.
How do pheromones affect you?
Pheromones – Elixir or Myth?
Most people find the mysterious ways that our bodies work an intriguing subject. Where would we be without our olfactory sense? Opposites attract; at least where electromagnetism is concerned. But what about attraction between two people? Romantic passion stays active for about two weeks. Is two weeks also the amount of time required to get accustomed to the other person’s pheromones?
Is attraction a matter of chemistry?
Many scientists believe that sexual attraction between animals is driven by pheromones. It has been observed in some experiments that pheromones form the bases if communications among species and colonies of ants. The horrible odor of skunks is a particularly potent pheromone. The perfume industry has capitalized on pheromones as a means to attract the opposite sex.
Biology, chemistry, genetics and psychology all promote opposing views. Some scientists even deny the existence of human pheromones. But findings from Swiss researchers at the University of Bern are making that difficult. In their experiments, women sniffed men’s cotton shirts. The women preferred smelling shirts of men with genetic profiles that were different yet shared some similarities.
Does personality figure in sexual attraction?
“I thought he/she was this kind of person.” Could pheromones drive initial attraction in failed relationships? According to research conducted on interpersonal attraction and personality, a person’s sense of self-security and perception of the other person were found to be strong determinants for attraction. Attraction definitely plays a role in beginning a relationship, but it’s not enough to build long term relationships.
So should I stop trying to become attractive?
Work on all aspects of your health: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Would you want to spend time with a person who feels insecure? Probably not! But putting on an act to attract someone will ultimately cause disappointment to both of you. Only when you are true to yourself can you harness your attractiveness to others.