Health Check: Study Finds Pheromones Boost Men’s Scent-uality?

May 1998
Copyright © 1998 New York Daily News Newspaper

New York Daily News - newspaper features Dr. Winnifred Cutler's double-blind study published in 1998 demonstrating Athena Pheromone 10Xtm for men increased their sexual attractiveness to women. Excerpted by Athena Institute

Review the study on Athena Pheromone 10Xtm for men published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1998. Click Here

By Susan Ferraro

To be filed under, and they call it chemistry.

Scientists used to doubt that humans had pheromones – chemicals that when released, trigger mating in animals, says Dr. Winnifred Cutler (click for bio), a reproduction biologist at the Athena Institute in Chester Springs, Pa. (When a male pig foams at the mouth, for example, the foam he dabs on a female pig’s snout is full of pheromones).

Now, in a carefully designed study recently published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, Cutler has found that synthesized human male pheromones (click for details) added to aftershave can increase men’s sexual attractiveness.

In the eight-week study of 38 heterosexual men, she found that {a high percentage} of those using the pheromone-induced splash had more dates, more moments of “affection” and more sexual encounters.

Cutler identified human pheromones in the 1980’s (click for details) and holds patents on five of them. The pheromone she sells as Athena Pheromone 10x for men ($99.50 for a four to six month supply) are odorless additives added to regular aftershaves. Officially, the product is a “cosmetic fragrance additive,” not an aphrodisiac.

For those who don’t think the price is right, the study also showed that almost 10% of those using regular, non-pheromone aftershave recorded having more sexual intercourse, --- suggesting that confidence may play a role. And we thought they just smelled good.


COMMENT FROM ATHENA INSTITUTE: Both Athena Pheromone 10:13tm for women and Athena Pheromone 10Xtm for men are cosmetics that can increase your attractiveness to the opposite sex. Neither product is an “aphrodisiac.”

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