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Evidence that Sex Attractant Pheromone Effects Strengthen with Continued Use


Dr. Winnifred Cutler presents poster,

Evidence that Sex Attractant Pheromone Effects Strengthen with Continued Use

to the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine in 2005.

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For Immediate Release:
October 17, 2005 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine was held conjointly with the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society from October 15 – 19, at the Palais de Congres. The conference was called "Reproductive Medicine 2005 - Expanding the Borders and Meeting New Challenges”.

Winnifred B. Cutler, Ph.D. of the Athena Institute for Women’s Wellness in Chester Springs, PA. USA, presented her poster abstract, “Evidence that Sex Attractant Pheromone Effects Strengthen with Continued Use “. Her co-authors are, Millicent Zacher, DO, of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA., and Elizabeth Genovese, M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

In this current study and abstract for ASRM, Drs. Cutler, Zacher, and Genovese investigate the data post-hoc from two of three separate, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies; all were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, all investigated topical synthesized human pheromone cosmetic formulas, created by Dr. Cutler of Athena Institute in 1993 and 1995, designed to increase sexual attractiveness to the opposite sex.

The three studies, two of which were independently researched, were conducted in; Philadelphia 1998, San Francisco 2002, and Boston 2004 (authors/journal/titles available). All studies found that a greater proportion of pheromone than placebo users increased over their own baseline weekly frequency in sociosexual behaviors. The San Francisco study (of reproductive- aged women) found “effects strengthened with continued use” of the pheromones worn by reproductive-aged women.

Here in this ASRM 2005 poster, Dr. Cutler demonstrates that the same strengthening pheromonal effects with continued use are proven in the 1998 Philadelphia (reproductive-aged men) and 2004 Boston (postmenopausal women) studies. For men, sexual intercourse was tested and for the postmenopausal women, petting-kissing-affection was tested.

Dr. Cutler is a reproductive biologist and published author, and co-discovered human sex attractant pheromones in 1986 before founding the Athena Institute for Women’s Wellness the same year.