This post was developed via a partnership with BetterHelp. Having a healthy sex life is important in any relationship and for any individual. You might already feel like you have a decent sex life but are still looking for ways to spice it up even more. On the other hand, you may be very unsatisfied with yours and want to find something that can help. In your quest for something that could help, you may have come across something known as pheromones. Maybe you saw an ad for perfumes filled with them or were offered pills that contained them. If you feel hesitant to give them a try, know that you’re not alone. While there is much research that has been conducted regarding pheromones, there’s also still a lot that is unknown. However, even with all the unknown, it is worth considering how pheromones could be impacting your sex life (for better or for worse). You can learn more below as well as by visiting https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/pheromones/.
What Are Pheromones?
Pheromones are chemicals that have been studied for years. Scientists know that different species of animals release them for a variety of reasons. Once they’re released, another individual of the same species picks them up and is behaviorally affected as a result. One main purpose they serve is sexual attraction, especially during mating season. However, they are also useful for marking territory, sending a threat to another animal, or raising an alarm when there’s danger present. While we know that animals release them, it has yet to be determined whether sexual attraction can be measured through chemical signals like pheromones in humans.
Pheromones and Sex
The sense of smell plays a vital role in arousal, attraction, desire, and sex. Humans are both attracted to and averse to different kinds of smells. Some research shows that humans have pheromones that can increase sex drive. For example, male body odor may release these chemicals which in turn elicit a female response. You may be unconsciously attracted to someone’s pheromones, influencing how attracted you are to them. Just being near that person may make you feel a certain type of way. When people talk about ‘love at first sight,’ it’s possible it’s a result of these chemicals released by one or both parties.
Pheromones are still a bit of a mystery. There is much more research about animal pheromones than human ones, yet scientists still seem to believe that it’s likely they exist in mankind as well. When it comes to perfumes, lotions, pills, and other products that claim to contain these chemicals, it’s ultimately up to you to decide what you want to trust and give a chance. A lot of different things can influence how good your sex life is, and there are a lot of factors you’ll want to consider. Your best course of action if you’re looking to spice up things in the bedroom is to see a counselor or other mental health professional. They can work with you individually or you can go to couples counseling if you have a partner. Every situation is unique and something different will work for each person and couple.