Natural pheromones play a big role in your sex life and they can increase your sex appeal and social interactions. A human pheromone is a sexual scent of attraction and the whole concept is widely researched and debated.
The relationship between pheromones and mating in the animal world is well-documented. Human pheromones, however, are not always noticeable. Dr. Winnifred Cutler, a biologist and endocrinologist, claimed to discover human pheromones in 1986. Her research showed that pheromone materials exist in a person’s arm pits, recognized only after overbearing underarm sweat is removed.
Natural Pheromone Types
In the insect and animal world, several types of natural pheromones have been identified. Five common pheromone types include the following:
- Territorial Pheromones This natural pheromone helps identify the territory of a particular animal. Dogs, for example, mark their territory with pheromones present in their urine.
- Trail Pheromones Trail pheromones mark a path for a particular animal. For example, ants secrete natural pheromones to mark a path that will guide other ants and help them return to their nest.
- Alarm Pheromones This natural pheromone type sends warning signals to other animals. When an animal is being attacked by a predator, it will release natural compounds that warn other members of its species with a “fright or flight” response.
- Sex Pheromones Sex pheromones are the most studied pheromone type. These natural pheromones greatly influence the sexual behavior of animals, sending mating signals and helping to detect potential mates.
- Human Pheromones This natural pheromone type is said to enhance a person’s sex drive. Some companies market human pheromones as aphrodisiacs.
Natural Pheromone Enhancement
Some people think natural pheromone production can be enhanced physiologically. For example, testosterone levels are said to have an effect on human pheromone levels. Men can optimize testosterone in the following six ways:
- Zinc Supplements Immunity-boosting zinc supplements are said to work metabolically with testosterone. They are one pheromone enhancement option.
- DHEA Supplements Some sources suggest taking a DHEA supplement with the zinc supplement. DHEA is a naturally occurring steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland. But too much can be dangerous, so do your research before adding this to your supplement regimen.
- Herbal Supplements Certain herbal supplements are thought to enhance pheromone production. These include tribulus, yohimbe and ginkgo biloba. Again, it’s important to do your research before adding herbal supplements to your diet.
- Essential Oils Certain essential oils, such as sandalwood, are said to kill odor-causing bacteria. Some people use sandalwood oil instead of their usual deodorant in their armpits to enhance their natural pheromones.
- Pheromone Friendly Bathing Practices While men with body odor should definitely shower well, some people find certain bathing techniques better than others for preserving and enhancing natural pheromones. This includes washing with hot water and no soap, if body odor is not a problem. Additionally, some people prefer to sweat out toxins with a sauna.
- Regular Exercise Of course, regular exercise is always a good idea. Exercise increases testosterone levels, which produce more natural pheromones.