Human sex pheromones

in humans
No study has led to the isolation of true human sex pheromones, though various researchers have investigated the possibility of their existence.wikipedia
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Sex pheromone

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Sex pheromones are chemical (olfactory) signals, pheromones, released by an organism to attract an individual of the opposite sex, encourage them to mate with them, or perform some other function closely related with sexual reproduction.
No study has led to the isolation of true human sex pheromones.

Attractiveness

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Human sex pheromones may play a role in human attraction, although it is unclear how well humans can actually pick up on the pheromones of another.

Olfaction

olfactorysmellsense of smell
Sex pheromones are chemical (olfactory) signals, pheromones, released by an organism to attract an individual of the opposite sex, encourage them to mate with them, or perform some other function closely related with sexual reproduction.

Pheromone

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Sex pheromones are chemical (olfactory) signals, pheromones, released by an organism to attract an individual of the opposite sex, encourage them to mate with them, or perform some other function closely related with sexual reproduction.

Sex

biological sexsexesanatomical sex
Sex pheromones are chemical (olfactory) signals, pheromones, released by an organism to attract an individual of the opposite sex, encourage them to mate with them, or perform some other function closely related with sexual reproduction.

Sexual reproduction

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Sex pheromones are chemical (olfactory) signals, pheromones, released by an organism to attract an individual of the opposite sex, encourage them to mate with them, or perform some other function closely related with sexual reproduction.

Sociosexual orientation

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While humans are highly dependent upon visual cues, when in proximity, smells also play a role in sociosexual behaviors.

Vomeronasal organ

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Experiments have focused on three classes of putative human pheromones: axillary steroids, vaginal aliphatic acids, and stimulators of the vomeronasal organ.

Testicle

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Axillary steroids are produced by the testes, ovaries, apocrine glands and adrenal glands.

Ovary

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Axillary steroids are produced by the testes, ovaries, apocrine glands and adrenal glands.

Apocrine

apocrine glandapocrine glands
Axillary steroids are produced by the testes, ovaries, apocrine glands and adrenal glands.

Adrenal gland

adrenal glandsadrenalsuprarenal gland
Axillary steroids are produced by the testes, ovaries, apocrine glands and adrenal glands.

Androstadienol

Several axillary steroids have been described as possible human pheromones: androstadienol, androstadienone, androstenone, androstenol, and androsterone.

Androstadienone

Several axillary steroids have been described as possible human pheromones: androstadienol, androstadienone, androstenone, androstenol, and androsterone.

Androstenone

Several axillary steroids have been described as possible human pheromones: androstadienol, androstadienone, androstenone, androstenol, and androsterone.

Androstenol

3α-androstenolandrostenols
Several axillary steroids have been described as possible human pheromones: androstadienol, androstadienone, androstenone, androstenol, and androsterone.

Androsterone

Several axillary steroids have been described as possible human pheromones: androstadienol, androstadienone, androstenone, androstenol, and androsterone.

Menstrual cycle

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The best-known case study involves the synchronization of menstrual cycles among women based on unconscious odor cues, the McClintock effect, named after the primary investigator, Martha McClintock, of the University of Chicago.

Menstrual synchrony

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The best-known case study involves the synchronization of menstrual cycles among women based on unconscious odor cues, the McClintock effect, named after the primary investigator, Martha McClintock, of the University of Chicago.

Martha McClintock

The best-known case study involves the synchronization of menstrual cycles among women based on unconscious odor cues, the McClintock effect, named after the primary investigator, Martha McClintock, of the University of Chicago.

Sexual intercourse

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Sex pheromones facilitate copulatory reflexes in various organisms, but, in humans, the detection of pheromones is impaired and they have only residual effects.