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Female Contraceptives Make You Less Appealing to Men

Updated on May 10, 2011

That is the conclusion of a recent study regarding the chemistry of attraction between the sexes. We all know that despite the human sophistication (so we think) we are mammals and pheromones are produced by both sexes to attract the opposite sex. The unintentional side effect of taking a birth control pill is that men react differently to women on it a recent study showed. Men can detect signals when a woman is fertile and this attracts them. Women not taking the pill attracted more men by scent than women taking the pill. The greatest attraction to men are when women are ovulating. This result is supported also by studies on primates where lemurs were injected with Prevara, a contraceptive for women, and it dramatically showed those injected with it, were less preferred by male lemurs.

It seems that the use of contraceptives masks or changes normal information the odor signals convey. These are chemical signals that men smell when the woman is fertile and ready, although modern man may have no clue about it. They may think they are attracted for another reason when it is really the woman's scent. For that matter, the modern woman may not even realize it either. Women taking the pill, the study showed, are no longer interested in a masculine type man, but a lesser man. Women also experience changes in mood and libido and some women who were on the pill when a mate is selected, often think otherwise of the man for being less masculine, once they are off the pill! They become less interested and are dissatisfied and infidelity occurs. 

The study showed that when women are ovulating, they are greatly attracted to men with facial symmetry, muscles, manly voice and dominant behaviors. They try to attract by wearing revealing clothing, tight fitting clothes etc. 

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    • Katharella profile image

      Katharella 

      7 years ago from Lost in America

      No nahnnnoooo you missed point!! I said YOU SHOULD Ok I'm willing to go lower on profits cos it'd sell LOL!!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      7 years ago

      Go fer it!

    • Katharella profile image

      Katharella 

      7 years ago from Lost in America

      LOL@Fgual! But yeah perrya, you have more research to do on us girls past the scent stage! And hey maybe you could bring this up to a company who'd be glad to try to help you corner the market on this instinctual perfume! Hey that could be the name of it! Or.. Mammal Instincts, -slogan "Brings out the animal is all of us" Hey we could be onto something! marellen, she could help design the bottle! Like a little egg shaped one with the top being one of those a double sided one that somehow fits a man & woman together, um, like those male arm /female arm that hold hands at the top! Yeah, hey we could get a cut if it makes it, but 50/50 so me and marellen can split the other 50 to 25/25 lol! then well all make hubs on how perrya's man-imal perfume made us all rich lol! (hey this is date/time stamped so if anybody rips us off instead of suing them, we'd let them get profit for making it, and perrya a cut for making the initial hub and us for taking the ball and running with it! lol!

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      marellen 

      7 years ago

      Interesting hub...I think smells do play some role in attracting the opposite sex. If you don't like someones smell the romance dept is turned off for sure. I'm with Kath...what about us older gals?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      7 years ago

      well, i think both men and women are really in the dark about being human with mammal instincts.

    • FGual profile image

      FGual 

      7 years ago from USA

      A very revealing study. Ok, so when the ovulating stops, Now what? Are erection problems of older men tied to this in any way? More studies please.

    • Katharella profile image

      Katharella 

      7 years ago from Lost in America

      Maybe they could make a perfume out of it.. .hey we could be onto something lol! :)

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      7 years ago

      Good question, the study did not mention ages.

    • Katharella profile image

      Katharella 

      7 years ago from Lost in America

      Hey what about us women who are over 50 and Aunt Flow has stopped visiting!? :) This is very plausible just on the "human/animal" instincts!

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