“Oh my god, you smell SO good!” she exclaimed, her eyes shining. She was suddenly looking at me with this huge, flirtatious smile!
The other ladies sitting with us did the same, and all very enthusiastically agreed with her.
After this little ‘episode,’ I quickly noticed that all of them started to behave a LOT more flirtatiously toward me… and it lasted for the rest of the evening.
This type of scene is not so out of the ordinary, though.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that women do a lot of sensing through their nostrils!
You may even be surprised to know that a woman’s sense of smell has a lot to do with her mate-selection process!
As it Turns Out, Women Have a Better Sense of Smell Than Men
This isn’t necessarily ‘new’ news. Have you ever wondered why dirty socks or smelly clothes seem to bother women more than men?
Well, researchers have learned that women actually have more brain cells in the olfactory bulb than men do.
For those who don’t know, the olfactory bulb is the first region of the brain to receive messages via the nostrils.
Studies also show that women often outperform men in odor-sensing tests.
But what does this have to do with pheromones?
Well, let me tell you a little something about that…
(Lights cigar, pours whiskey over two ice cubes.)
Pheromones Are Real; But We do Not Exactly Know How They Work
Pheromones are essentially chemical messengers that travel over distance. The technical dictionary definition of the term is this…
“A chemical substance produced and released into the environment by an animal, especially a mammal or an insect, affecting the behavior or physiology of others of its species.”
There are some pretty wild examples of how powerful these ‘organic chemical messengers’ can be when used by insects and other creatures in the wild.
But the second most important thing to understand here is that humans work on a different level than most of these creatures.
Unfortunately, there is little definitive proof that pheromones work the same with humans as they do with animals and insects. For one, humans seem to have an underdeveloped ‘Jacobson’s organ.’ This is the organ responsible for detecting pheromones in the wild.
(It is also known as the ‘vomeronasal’ organ.)
Many animals have a fully-developed version of this organ, which lies within the nasal cavity. But humans, as it turns out, end up with a vomeronasal cavity that lacks both sensory neurons and nerve fibers by the time they are born.
In other words, it doesn’t work.
But despite this, there is some evidence to show that we can still pick up olfactory signals from other humans based solely on our sense of smell.
And while the jury is still out on exactly which pheromones affect humans and how powerful those effects are, there are still a lot of people who swear by the fact that smell plays a much larger role in attraction and sexual chemistry than a lot of people give it credit for.
But as men, how can we use this to our advantage? How can we release more natural pheromones in an attempt to attract more potential mates through the olfactory senses?
If you want a full-fledged discourse on the science behind pheromones and how they may or may not technically work the way we think, you can find it tend to prefer the smell of men who have higher T levels.
These types of studies would lead us to believe that T levels have a lot to do with pheromones.
Testosterone is, after all, the male fountain of youth. Raising T levels has almost everything to do with things that men care about.
Fitness, bone density, larger muscles, confidence, energy, stamina, feelings of boldness and fearlessness, etc. Men tend to crave these attributes. And from what we have seen, higher testosterone levels correlate directly to developing them.
But it is also possible that higher testosterone levels can make you more attractive to women from a sense of smell perspective!
So to make the most of whatever pheromones men can utilize to attract women, it would seem that one common denominator reigns true and supreme…
That we must raise our natural testosterone levels if we wish to release more pheromones and ‘smell’ more attractive to potential mates.
But how do we do that? Here are some tips that may help.
Yeah, it might sound cliché. This is the first piece of advice men get for almost everything.
But… it is actually true.
Exercise will ramp up testosterone production. It will also give you a very, very good chance of increasing sexual attraction pheromones as well.
The best types of exercises for this would include full-body exercises and workouts. Big dead-lifts, for example, utilize almost every muscle in the body, and tend to stimulate the largest muscle groups… which is good news for increased T production!
Adopt a Healthier Diet
What goes into your body will likely affect not only how you feel… but also how you smell. Plus, certain types of foods will tend to increase your T levels more than others.
And some foods can even lower natural testosterone levels!
Some of the best foods to eat to increase your natural T levels include options like Zinc, Ginger, Oysters, Pomegranates, Plant Milks, Leafy Green Vegetables, and Fatty Fish.
Extra virgin olive oil can also be a great substitute for other oils in your diet, because it is rich in monounsaturated fat and Vitamin E. Plus, small-scale studies have shown that it actually boosts T levels in healthy men.
Onions are another great choice. During one study, it was shown that a daily intake of fresh onion juice (tasty, right?) for 4 consecutive weeks significantly increased testosterone levels in rats.
It is also important to avoid eating unhealthy foods. Processed foods that offer little nutritional value will have little to offer you in terms of testosterone production… and will likely not do your natural pheromones any favors either!
(Believe it or not, ladies actually prefer it if you don’t smell like nachos and beer!)
Instead of canned, pre-packaged food that’s filled with sugar and preservatives, opt for more ‘fresh’ options.
Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat instead of TV dinners, fast-food, and burgers.
Think of yourself as a cave-man. Imagine the most natural diet possible.
Did cave men pick TV dinners off the trees? Did they hunt down deep-fried burritos in the mountains and slay them with spears?
No. They picked wild fruits and berries. They grew fresh vegetables. They hunted fresh meat, cooked it, and ate it. Their diet was pure.
They also drank mostly water. They didn’t drink soda, energy drinks, and all of the other super-sweet, sugary beverages we tend to drink today.
If you think that super-sweet coffee with whipped cream on top is helping you to smell better to women, think again! It’s full of processed sugar, which only serves to lower your testosterone levels.
Get More Sleep
You may be surprised at how much of a difference sleep can make in your life.
Sleep is one of the major pillars of good health and attraction. If you want to look, feel, and smell your best, you should make sure to get a decent amount of quality rest every single night.
A lot of men will stay up late to party and meet women… and to a point, there is nothing wrong with going out and having fun from time to time. But you may have a better chance at attracting potential partners throughout your day if you go to bed earlier and wake up feeling well-rested!
Releasing more pheromones naturally basically involves trying to stay healthy, while also raising T levels at the same time. Wearing some quality cologne and making sure to keep your body clean can also help.
But at the end of the day, the effort you put into maintaining a healthy body will pay off in all kinds of ways… with pheromones being just one example.
Women are also going to be more attracted to you if you put effort and work into maintaining your body and taking care of yourself. So there is really nothing to be lost by prioritizing your health and wellness, and working on yourself every day to be the best version of yourself that you can possibly achieve!