What are pheromones?
Pheromone in Greek means "transmitter of excitement." Pheromones are volatile chemical compounds that are capable of acting outside the body. They are probably present in all organisms: in animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, as well as in humans. However, pheromones only work between individuals of the same species. Thanks to them, we send stimuli that positively affect communication with the environment and increase our attractiveness in the opposite sex.
According to researchers at the Vienna Institute of Urban Ethology, human body odors contain information that determines a person's emotional condition. When our olfactory receptors pick up the "smell" of pheromones, the human mind will recognize them as a specific scent, which will cause subconscious reactions in other people in any situation.
Pheromones are likely to be most effective when used as a decoy, as well as in social interactions, wherever mutual trust is needed, effective negotiation, or working out satisfactory solutions - at home, at work, at a party with friends, or at an official meeting.
The whole process is therefore very effective because it takes place below the conscious level - below our awareness - at the level of instincts. The recipient modifies his behavior, thanks to the influence of the substance, without sensing the smell of the pheromone at all and without knowing about its effect.
It is believed that if we did not use cosmetics (soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc.) our pheromones would be more intense.
Male and female pheromones
Both pheromones secreted by the body or those produced synthetically are an attribute of attractiveness, attract the opposite sex and cause positive reactions to our person. Pheromones belong to the group of steroids, which are found in the human body in the form of adrenal cortex hormones and female sex hormones - estrogen and male sex hormones - androgen.
- Androstenol (5α-androst-16-en-3α-ol) – a compound with a musk or sandalwood scent. It imparts youthful vitality and acts as a sexual attractant toward women and a repellent toward other men.
- Androstenone (5α-androst-16-en-3-one) - its scent is compared to the diluted smell of vanilla. Considered an aggression and dominance pheromone.
- Androsterone (5α-androstan-3α-ol-17-one) - considered a doping agent (causes muscle mass gain), conditioning for dominance, authority among other men, and a catalyst for the action of other substances.
- Androstadienone, vomeroferin (5α-androst-4,16-dien-3-one) - is the best studied pheromone of the androstene group. In low concentrations it is virtually odorless. Studies of brain activity confirm that areas other than those responsible for smell are responsible for its perception.
- Estratetraenol (estra-1,3,5(10),16-tetraen-3-ol) - is an odorless compound even in very high concentrations, responsible for psychophysiological stimulation.
- Copulins - a group of short-chain volatile, fatty acids (from C2-C5). Produced by women, in increased amounts during fertile days. They act as a sexual attractant.
PheroStrong Pheromones - Attribute of Attractiveness
People who secrete an abundant amount of pheromone are considered the sexiest or desiderable. They are just average looking, they are not wearing fancy clothes or showing off in a way that would attract someone, but standing next to them you are feeling attracted to them. Love, lust and intense attraction can be a part of pheromonal attraction - says chemist Leszek Konopski, PhD - an employee of the Institute of Organic Industry in Warsaw.
Unfortunately, human pheromones have weakened due to, among other things, a fast-paced lifestyle and the complex impact of lifestyle factors. It is therefore more difficult for us to build interpersonal relationships and successfully interact with other people.