Do Pheromones Really Attract Men?

April 2003
Copyright ©2003. Playgirl Magazine.

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Playgirl Magazine "Tests" Athena Pheromone 10:13tm on single women hoping to attract men in New York City.Compared to other pheromone products, Athena "had the strongest effect on the opposite gender." Excerpted by Athena Institute

Review the 1998 study on Athena Pheromone 10Xtm for Men, published in Archives of Sexual Behavior click here

By Jill Sieracki

Jessica from MI writes, ‘I have been having no luck in meeting men. Is there anything else I can do to make guys notice me more?’

Women use cosmetics, push-up bras, and high heels, all in hopes of turning the head of a handsome hunk. However a modern day Playgirl like yourself should turn to something a little more reliable – science.

And by that we mean pheromones, technically defined as “a chemical substance excreted by an animal which triggers reproductive behavior response from a recipient of the same species.”

Three brave women testers went out into a New York City dating jungle wearing come-hither elixirs to see if a little bottle of pheromones could transform then into babe magnets.

Athena 10:13 (tested independently for this article)

Of the three products it’s the Athena Institute’s concoction (click for product details) that had the strongest effect on the opposite gender.

And our success was no fluke – in 2000, the department of psychology at San Francisco State University did an independent study (click for study) of Athena 10:13.

After six weeks, as reported in {Physiology} and Behavior, “a significantly greater proportion of pheromone users increased their frequency of sexual intercourse, sleeping next to a partner, formal dates, and petting/affection/kissing.”

The university study concluded that “this synthesized pheromone formula {Athena Pheromone 10:13tm for women} acted as a sex attractant pheromone and increased the sexual attractiveness of women to men.”

Pheromones will lure someone to you even more powerfully, or at least as powerfully, as appearance,” Athena Institute founder, Dr. Winnifred Cutler (click for bio) told

“I believe that there is a basic substrate in humans which, when applied in a perfume to the skin, works with the individual person’s chemistry to emit a signature pheromone. I believe Athena 10:13 to be the chemical copy of the sex attractant of sexually active, attractive, fertile young women."

The Athena 10:13 is the only one we tested that is specifically formulated for women to attract men. (The Athena Institute also sells a product for men to woo women – Athena 10X which is added to aftershave; click here for more details on 10X.)

When our third tester gave it a run for the money, she came back all a-glow!

"Everywhere I went, I met a sexy man. I got more kisses and more between the sheets action while wearing the Athena product than I had all year!”

Did We Have Chemistry?

We can’t argue with results... we can't deny that whatever was making these women hot-to-trot, there was definitely something going on here…

So yes … there is a way to snare more hunks – pheromones!

However if you go down this path, remember that even though these products will attract a man, keeping him interested is up to you…

“A man may come toward a woman because he's pheromonally attracted and decide as he’s with her that other things aren’t adequate and he goes away,” said Dr. Cutler on

“Once they’ve come toward you, then starts the interplay of other dynamics."

So whether you’re in it for immediate attention, or to jump start a love connection, pheromones will help kick off the party, but it’s up to you to rock it all night long.


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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