No Sense Of Smell Equals No Sex Life
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A woman's sense of smell is best when she is ovulating, most likely so she can sniff out the best mate, as we have already discussed. But women on birth control don't get this sensory power increase, and while scientists can't prove it conclusively, they think this might make women less likely to do it. They know that women on the pill are less able to smell out a symmetrical (and therefore stronger) mate. This might help explain why some women report a reduced sex drive while on the pill. We also know that the parts of the brain that control ovulation and the parts that control smell are located near each other. While they might not be as affected sexually by scent as men are, a reduction in what they do smell seems to turn women off. So don't even bother trying to hook up with a woman during cold season.
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Think about what you're bringing back to your co-workers at the office, if nothing else.
Men who can't smell have a similar problem. Just like some people are born blind or deaf, some people are born with no sense of smell. Women born without this sense often don't ovulate, but their sex lives seem to be OK, regardless. But men who can't smell may have greatly reduced sex lives. A small study found that men who suffer from isolated congenital anosmia have up to five times fewer sex partners than men with all five senses.
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Someone somewhere is having less sex than this guy.
The researchers theorize that this might be because being unable to smell yourself makes you uncomfortable in social situations (what if you stink?) but it could also be because being able to smell your potential partner is a bigger part of sex than we thought.
Either way, women rate what a guy smells like as the most important thing when it comes to choosing a date. So if you keep striking out, at least try to cover up your genetically incompatible natural scent with something that smells nice.
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