1. What are pheromones?
Pheromones are scents which all of us emit naturally. Scientists have shown that they are detected subconsciously and affect the way in which we react to each other socially and sexually. Many years ago scientists managed to isolate certain pheromones including those of most interest to men – Androstenol and Androstenone. Androstenol and Androstenone are the pheromones that have been shown to attract women.
Since 1700 scientists have been aware of the vomeronasal organ (“VNO”). Scientists initially thought that the VNO had no use and was simply an evolutionary relic. However, after a great deal of research they discovered that the VNO is the organ which recognizes and receives pheromones. Think of it as a sixth sense that subconsciously allows humans to receive and react to messages subconsciously. More information on the VNO and the “small” of pheromones can be found in our FAQ section under the heading “Can we smell pheromones?”
After many experiments it has been shown that human pheromones do have an effect on other people. Studies have shown that pheromones can effect a woman's ovulation cycle, meaning, that pheromones effect a woman’s readiness and interest in having sex. The study showed that when the underarm sweat of women in different menstrual phases is placed under the noses of female subjects, the length of these subjects' own cycles is significantly altered. This is why, as I’m sure you’ve heard, that women living in close proximity often have synchronised menstrual cycles even though initially they did not.
2. Can we smell pheromones?
Women react on a subconscious level to pheromones but will normally not notice and smell. Women have described their reactions as being based on a feeling rather than a smell. Pheromones do not have to be consciously perceived to affect the recipient.
Pheromones have been shown to affect our behaviour even when they are simply working on subconscious levels via the VNO and olfactory senses. This lack of “smell” is usually attributed to a principle called High Specific Anosmia. Anosmia very simply is is smell blindness. Humans secrete thousands of chemical aromas every day and when scientists were searching for possible human pheromones and for how the VNO operated they adopted a filtering technique known as high specific anosmia. The research showed that the odours that some people could smell in fantastically small quantities could not be smelled by others even when the odour producing agent was clearly present. It is often thought that this is how people manage to work in jobs where there are odours which are barely tolerable by people who are not used to the smell and who have not become desensitised.
If you walk into a stranger’s home, you become immediately aware of the overall concerto of odours, but within minutes your brain switches off to these odours and will only recognise new smells such as the perfume of a new guest or odour of a newly sprayed fragrance. It’s not that the original odours have gone away or have worn out, it is just that your brain has switched off to them and will only recognise new fragrances. This was a clue to finding a human pheromone. If you naturally secreted a given chemical odourant, you would consequently not be able to consciously smell it. Your brain would have switched off to it. That does not mean that it does not affect you, merely that you are not consciously aware of its presence.
3. Where do you spray/how should I use the product?
Generally pheromones should be topically applied in a similar manner to an aftershave. We recommend spraying the cuffs and collar area.
The scentless Bodyscience products are designed to be worn in conjunction to aftershave and have not scent of their own.
4. What tests have been done to prove that the products work?
Bennett Research Pty Ltd conducted an independent survey of Bodywise Australia products when they were released to the market and found that 9 out of 10 of people who responded found that the products gave the users more success and more favourable responses from women.
Independent market research conducted on users of Bodyscience showed that users felt more self-confident, attractive, and romantic when using Bodywise Australia products. In the market research 74% of subjects testing a pheromone product experienced an increase in hugging, kissing, and sexual intercourse.
Many tests have been performed to show that the pheromone androstenone has an attractive effect. Various studies have shown that people will judge photographs of people and animals in different ways when in the presence of androstenone. Research has also shown that androstenone will also subconsciously influence which telephone booth people will use as well as which seat they will sit on in a waiting room or indeed in a large theatre.
More information on the pheromones can be found below.
There are numerous articles which also substantiate that pheromones are vital in human attraction and interaction.
Everybody wants it but not all of us get it. So how do we go about becoming a sex magnet?
As more and more Australians go through adulthood desperate and dateless, Catalyst asks, can science provide clues on how to release the Romeo and Juliet that lies within us all
The power of smell is undeniable, as the multi-billion dollar perfume industry testifies. But is it possible that humans are influenced by airborne chemicals undetectable as odors, called pheromones?
Scientists now believe they have found the first human gene associated with the function of pheromones, odorless molecules wafting through the air that signal key survival responses in animals, like dealing with danger or finding a mate....
You've never heard of pheromones? Well, it's time to learn about the part they play in your sex life, because it could be substantial. The concept of a human pheromone, or sexual scent of attraction, has been debated and researched for years....
Odorless pheromones are secreted by many animals to attract mates. But they're also synthesized and marketed to consumers as potions to increase sexual attractiveness.
They've been sold for years, but new studies and claims are making these items hotter than ever. Paris Hilton knows. She added them to her latest perfume. But the debate remains: Do pheromones really work or is this just all hype?
Scientists have identified the first human gene that may be linked to pheromones, the odorless molecules that in other animals trigger primal urges including sex, defense and kinship.
Experts described the discovery as possibly opening a new door into the role of pheromones in human development...
It turns out that sniffing a chemical from testosterone, the male sex hormone, causes a response in the sexual area of gay men's brains, just as it does in the brains of straight women, but not in the brains of straight men.
"It is one more piece of evidence ... that is showing that sexual orientation is not all learned," said Sandra Witelson, an expert on brain anatomy and sexual orientation at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada...
Regardless of whether you consider yourself to be visually attractive or just average; outgoing, extroverted or introverted Bodyscience and the Bodywise Australia range of products can give you an edge.
5. How will my order be sent?
Your order will be sent discreetly in a plain package with no reference to the product inside.
If you are not within Australia your item will be sent to you by TNT Express Couriers.
6. How can I pay for your products?
We accept Credit Cards via our secure payment gateway as well as payments by direct deposit. If you would like to order by mail please simply send us a cheque or money order to PO Box 398 Fyshwick ACT 2609. Please ensure that you include payment for postage and handling otherwise your order will be delayed.
7. Tell me more about the pheromones.
There is a wealth of information about pheromones and many university studies have been done with favourable results.
The existence and effect of pheromones is well accepted in the animal kingdom. In vetinary work there are products like Acceptone which is a sheep spray used to induce mating. There is also a pig spray called Boarmate which makes a sow go into the mating stance ready for the boar or artificial insemination. Pheromones, the VNO and the sense of smell form an integral part of the sexual behavior of many advanced mammalian species. Although humans are far more advanced that a sheep or a pig we are not so far down the evolutionary time line that pheromones do not play a role in our sexual interactions with each other.
Below is some further information about Androstenol, Androstenone and Copulins.
Androstenol.(5 ALPHA ANDROST - 16 EN - 3 ALPHA - OL ) is associated with youthful exuberance. Virtually no andostenol is produced until sexual maturity – or puberty. Production peaks in the late teenage years and early twenties. After that time production rapidly tails off. Urine and other tests show that men will on average produce two to four times as much as women. The most interesting effect this pheromone has is that it has been shown to alter people's impression and assessments of other people. In one study a group of test subjects were told that the experiment was to test how stress of wearing a surgical mask would affect their decisions. Whilst wearing a surgical mask they were shown photographs of men, women, animals, trees and buildings and asked to assess them on a scale of aggressive / passive, attractive / unattractive, friendly / unfriendly etc. Each person was tested twice with 14 days in between each testing. What the participants were not told was that quantities of androstenol was sprayed on the surgical mask mask for one of the tests. During each test the participants were precisely the same photographs in exactly the same order and situation. The answers to the questions were different in the presence of androstenol. Responses to the pictures of buildings and trees barely changed, responses to the pictures of animals were altered slightly, but the real difference in responses came in relation to the photographs of other humans. Both men and women were judged to appear more sensitive, good, intelligent, sexually attractive, warm friendly and confident when the participant was wearing the surgical mask sprayed with the pheromone androstenol.
Androstenol also appears to offer some benefits for women who suffer from symptoms of PMT, or premenstrual syndrome. As many women tend to develop these symptoms in later life, the original assumption was that these symptoms might be caused by hormonal disturbances. More recently, however, researchers have found that, since many PMT and PMS sufferers appear to derive a sense of comfort from the smell of a fertile male, Androstenol could be a very useful substitute for women who live alone, or whose partners may no longer be secreting this youthful fertile odour.
Androstenone ( 5 ALPHA ANDROST - 16 EN - 3 - ONE ) seems to be the very essence of aggression or dominance in man.
A UK based criminal pathologist found in a survey of a prison population, that it was the people in the high security wing containing the violent alpha males that the average levels of androstenone were highest. Notably in this study the prison warden or governor and many of the guards who controlled the dangerous premises also had naturally high secretion levels.
In its harnessed form androstenone has several applications which have been used in many different areas of personal interaction and even business. Studies have shown that androstenone can influence where men and women sit. Women have been shown to be attracted to chairs and items of clothing sprayed with it whilst men have been shown to avoid the same items. Furniture companies have been known to use it in their showrooms to attract attention to a difficult to sell settee. Gentlemen spray themselves - to gain additional respect, thereby appearing more domineering or intimidating.
It has been proven by independent research that if you take a row of say ten identical chairs and spray one of them with androstenone's odour, women will sit on it more often than not. It is believed that as the chairs offer no difference to the smell message – that is the women do not consciously smell a difference in the chairs but are guided to them by the subconscious operation of the VNO. Some women have reported feeling as though they should sit on the chairs as they find on a very basic level that they feel that that chair held some sort of invisible sanctuary.
This experiment has been successfully repeated on telephone booths where it was found that not only were those booths sprayed with pheromones used more often by women, but that the booths immediately either side of the sprayed booth were also more frequently used. Furthermore the average duration of call and conversation held by the occupant of the booth increased.
In both of the above experiments men reacted quite differently. Men tended to avoid both the sprayed chairs and the telephone booths. It is thought that they were subconsciously keeping away from a territory which has already been claimed by someone more dominant than themselves.
Copulins have a faintly fruity odour and are natural aromatic acids, which have been shown to have a relaxing effect on men. It is also known that a slightly citrus scent will make men perceive a woman to be younger than she actually is by as much as 6 years. Further as these pheromones are produced at the fertile stage of the female reproductive cycle it is thought that they will subconsciously turn a male to thoughts of intimacy.
Methoxytetraenol is known as a communication enhancing pheromone that breaks communication barriers whilst at teh same time making the wearer more attractive and better able to bond and stimulate feelings of empathy and romance in members of the opposite sex. Methoxytetraenol is also known to elevate social acceptance and elevate the social status of the wearer. Social acceptance and status are, as we all know, very attractive to women.
Androstandieone. This powerful pheromone stimulates women so much that it is often simply referred to as the Love Pheromone. It creates thoughts of romance, comfort and relaxation and is also noted as being important to the creation of intense intimate thoughts and attraction.
8. All the research appears to be on how pheromones affect women?
The bulk of research today has been male orientated. But there is research to show that pheromones also play a role in attracting men to women.
ABC News conducted an experiment to see if pheromones work for women. In the experiment a set of identical twins were used with one twin having a pheromone spray applied to her whilst her identical twin was simply sprayed with plain witch hazel. The twins were dressed identically and were taken to a bar. The twins took turns to be in the bar and switched throughout the night with each taking turns at being the only twin in the bar so that no-one would know they were in fact different people. 30 men approached the twin wearing the pheromones while only 11 men approached the identical sister wearing witch hazel. The result was clear and in favour of the identical twin wearing pheromones.
9. What if it doesn’t work?
If you are not satisfied with your purchase please simply return the unused portion to us within 30 days by registered post and we will refund your payment in full (less any postage and bank fees) with no questions asked. We will not however refund returns of empty or damaged bottles.