In researching luteininzing hormone, I came across this:
“PHILADELPHIA – Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have found that exposure to male perspiration has marked psychological and physiological effects on women: It can brighten women’s moods, reducing tension and increasing relaxation, and also has a direct effect on the release of luteinizing hormone, which affects the length and timing of the menstrual cycle.”
Ewwwwwwwww! Brighten my mood? That’s not what usually happens if I get a dose of my beloved’s smelly arm pit.
It gets worse…“The underarm extracts used in the study came from men who bathed with fragrance-free soap and refrained from deodorant use for four weeks.”
“Half the women received three applications of the male secretions during a six-hour period, followed three controlled exposures to ethanol, used as a control substance, over a six-hour period.”
Ethanol as a control substance? Read, they had to get them drunk!
Researchers must sit in a room doing shots, laughing their asses off thinking of bizarre research projects they can get grant money for. The follow up study will probably involve women willing to perform sex acts on barn animals after being exposed to circus workers scrotum scrapings. Gotta love science.