Today I came across some super interesting research about pheromones from the Smithsonian institute.
“You might think—we did—that [smelling] tears might create empathy,” says Noam Sobel, a neurobiologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He and his colleagues had women watch a sad movie scene, collected their tears and placed samples of the unidentified fluid under men’s noses. The tears did not elicit empathy in a standard lab test, but they did reduce the men’s sexual arousal and testosterone levels. Apparently the tears sent a message that romance was off the table. source
So… ladies, if you’re looking for a little nookie, then crying is not the way to get it.
One of the other interesting things about this article is that scientists say they are getting closer and closer to finding a true sex pheromone for humans.
But for those of us “in the know” who’ve used high quality pheromone products we know that even if there isn’t a lot of hard science available that these things work. For girls products with copulins can be particularly potent for producing arousal effects in men.