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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      3 months ago

      Excellent reading.

      Confirmed: 'body odor' is (and has always been) fake news. 👨‍⚖️

      Smells rule. We often talk about "following your heart" but I also think following your nose can be a really good life strategy.

      I hope to propel this to AOTD so we can all talk about how much we love sweat.💦💦💦

      • Karenz
        Scribe
        3 months ago

        When I first read the title, I thought it was, The Weird Science of How Sweat Attracts the Walrus. I had no idea The Walrus was a publication and I was a tad disappointed the article was about humans!!

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      3 months ago

      Very interesting and different read.

      Can very honestly say that the au natural sweat body smell of lover over the fall is a huge highlight and turn-on. In fact when I close my eyes to enjoy those precious moments the smell is one of the first senses of transportation. In fact I have only been with one individual since and while the pleasure was fine the chemical smell of too much cologne and soap was a dealbreaker for me.

      Natural guy smell with perhaps a hint of essential oil fragranced soap/shampoo/conditioner is the way, personally.

      Loved this article.

    • Ruchita_Ganurkar
      Scout
      3 months ago

      It is a quite interesting, exciting story. Uhh, we really don't care how powerful the nose is & it's activity. Many of us must have attracted once to someone just to recognize from where the appealing smell coming, and there comes the consiouseness.

      From birth, we rely on our sense of smell to learn the body odor of individuals we love or need the most. A newborn baby, though helpless and immobile, will scooch preferentially toward their own birth mother’s odor when breast-milk pads from four different women are placed in the four corners of their cradle. Likewise, a mother can identify her own newborn baby by smell just a few hours after birth. (A parent who didn’t give birth can do it too, after seventy-two hours.) Newborn noggins inspire many to inhale deeply. When researchers sampled the body odors from two-day-old newborns and gave them to women (both mothers and non mothers) to sniff, the smells activated the reward center of the brain. One wonders whether our brains reward those who sniff as part of a strategy for helping us learn the odour of our community’s newest member.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        3 months ago

        Great highlight!

        I met my first niece when she was 4 months old (a few months ago) and I believe that we smell-ID'd each other as family very quickly.