Using natural things to drive your lover (or potential lovers) crazy is not only safe but it’s also effective. In fact, the strategy has been used for centuries. However, it’s only been the last few decades that pheromones have gained the rightful popularity they deserve. Moreover, the science behind pheromones has improved in recent years, thus making them some of the most sought-after mood manipulators on the modern market.
While all people become attracted to one thing or another based on a variety of subconscious triggers that define their sexual preferences, pheromones play a huge role in how or why people hook up. Each day, our noses are assaulted by numerous scents and many of those smells are unrecognizable. Among those mysterious whiffs are sex pheromones which naturally activate biological responses that make us horny. Although research has only recently discovered how and why pheromones-based products effect the subconscious mind, one thing is for certain: they work.
What Are Pheromones?
Once the technical jargon is broken down adequately, it’s rather easy to understand what pheromones are and how they operate on the brain. Put simply, pheromones are hormones that trigger emotional responses in both males and females. Since pheromones get secreted naturally from the body every single day, they are safe to use and typically don’t render an allergic reaction.
Furthermore, pheromones are everywhere, and many people don’t even notice it. These powerful yet organic hormones are found most commonly in sweat. Interestingly enough, recent studies have indicated that the scent of male sweat and body odor is naturally attractive to women, and vice versa. While that may seem extremely off-putting or even disgusting, it’s simply how things work in the real world.
Pheromone-dense products have been sold in varied forms for many years. Such products, which are usually targeted towards helping men pick up women more successfully, are made with differing qualities and from thousands of manufacturers. Therefore, finding the best pheromones can be very difficult, especially for someone who doesn’t know what to look for.
It doesn’t help that several modern-day manufacturers have begun making pheromones for almost every person and occasion: alternative lifestyles, competitive workforces, and folks who simply want to feel more comfortable in their own skin. In short, well-made pheromones can be used for a variety of purposes, but the most common purpose is to put lovers (and/or potential lovers) in the mood without having to do anything special.
What Do Pheromones Do?
While good pheromones can be extremely powerful at triggering specific emotional responses in the brain, they are not miracle workers. Before buying anything, you should know a few things about what pheromones do and don’t do, otherwise you could fall into an expensive and disappointing trap.
Despite the empty promises made by some of the less scrupulous pheromone producers out there, pheromones will not do any of the following:
- Fix your busted down relationship (although, good sex does have the power to change the game)
- Improve your social skills (so, even if you smell amazing you still won’t make new friends if you’re an awkward idiot)
- Make attraction effortless (because, you may possess a certain appeal to the opposite sex, but you’ll eventually have to speak)
- Control the mind of others (which basically makes you a rapist if you think about it)
- Change who you are (you’ll have to seek therapy if that’s what you’re looking for)
Pheromones WILL do the following in your favor:
- Make attraction easier (because we both know everyone needs a little help from time to time)
- Create smoother socialization (a.k.a., make you more tolerable to the people around you)
- Help you influence the thoughts and behaviors of others (still, you’ll have to put in some work to guarantee a favorable reaction)
- Give you a boost in confidence (which is something we all need)
- Naturally enhance your social skills (because an increase in confidence and more positive reactions from others can make social interactions a lot less awkward)
Just keep in mind that pheromones are not magic potions that will drastically change your life. They are, however, a natural boost to an attraction that is already there. Using pheromones is rather easy, requiring no special skills whatsoever. In fact, most pheromones can be applied in exactly the same way as conventional perfume or cologne. Still, some overzealous manufacturers have developed ingestible pheromone products that get eaten or drank. Unfortunately, those versions aren’t nearly as effective as wearable pheromones, so don’t fall for the hype.
How Do Pheromones Work?
Obviously, because pheromones come in many different forms, their effectiveness is determined by their production quality. Furthermore, pheromones work in a very specific way and thus, must be manufactured under strict regulations. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case and there are now numerous useless products on the market giving high-quality pheromones a bad name.
Understanding how pheromones work will help you sift through the junk to find a product that actually does its job. Because pheromones are naturally produced by the body, high-end pheromone products should render the exact same results as the organic source which inspired its synthetic production. In other words, manufactured pheromones aught to trigger the same emotional responses in the brain as the natural ones do.
By applying a well-made pheromone to your body or clothes, nearby people smell the subtle scent and often don’t even realize it. Specially designed pheromones then trigger the feelings of sexual arousal in those nearby people whose own body chemistry is attracted to that smell. Today’s market features a wide variety of pheromone scents that are targeted towards specific demographics, even some that are made to attract folks of the same sex.
There are even some people, regardless of sexual orientation, who like to combine multiple pheromones together to maximize their sexual attractiveness and facilitate more positive social interactions. None of that is possible if you misunderstand how pheromones work. Moreover, it’s important to grasp the difference between pheromone “hits” as well, or else you may get more (or less) than you bargain for.
SIDENOTE: What Are Pheromone Hits?
To keep things in plain English, a “hit” is just a word used to describe the number of reactions you’ll likely get from the pheromone you apply. Depending on whether you use just one or a combination of several pheromones, the number of hits you can expect will vary. However, a pheromone’s hit count is usually separated into three main categories:
- Subtle – Pheromones offering a subtle hit will get people looking in your general direction, trying to stand close to you, making meaningful eye contact, or expressing friendly approval more than usual.
- Moderate – Moderate hit pheromones will render obvious flirtation, brush ups, increased approaches from passersby, and an influx in potentially flirtatious conversation.
- Blatant – Pheromones rendering a blatant hit will do the most, results in numerous sexual innuendos, affectionate staring, overt sexual interest, and aggressive sexual body language such as touching or rubbing.
Since pheromones have been used for so long and by so many people for a variety of reasons, the internet is now inundated with online discussion forums regarding pheromone hits and the enhancement thereof. In fact, an entire world of unique terms and jargon has been sprung up, giving curious and enthusiastic users a chance to customize their experience for a specific purpose. It might not hurt to at least visit one of those forums to find out a few tips and tricks.
Do Pheromones Smell Like B.O.?
As mentioned, pheromones are most commonly found in the sweat. In fact, natural pheromones exist in most human body fluids, including urine, semen, vaginal secretions, and saliva. However, that fact leads some people to believe that synthetic pheromones smell like nasty body odor. The truth is, well-made pheromones only use the chemical components of those bodily fluids and do not smell anything like them.
Interestingly, many manufacturers produce pheromone sprays and lotions that have no scent at all. It’s only when you mention the smell that nearby people can pick it up (and that’s not even a guarantee). Since nobody wants to smell like sweat or urine, synthetic pheromones present a pleasant scent that resembles perfume or cologne, and many of the best products on the market feature a hidden scent that’s virtually undetectable.
It’s important to keep this simple thing in mind though: everyone perceives aroma differently. So, what smells bad to one person might inspire attraction in another. Therefore, it may be necessary to experiment with a few different pheromones to find one that renders the best results. Also, combining pheromone products may change the way your scent is accepted (or rejected).
Do Pheromones Have Any Side Effects?
The human body already produces its own brand of pheromone, as we discussed earlier. Because of that, most synthetic products don’t cause a negative or allergic reaction. However, pheromones are powerful when they’re made and used right, which means you will experience a variety of things when you wear them.
There are several side effects associated with using pheromones, especially if you opt for a product that promises blatant hits. Typically, those side effects are extremely mild for the person wearing the pheromone. On the other hand, those side effects aren’t always so mild for the people around you. Among the commonly expected side effects are the following:
- Slight headaches
This is one of the most common side effect of wearing or smelling pheromones. It’s typically likened to a caffeine headache which is relatively mild and temporary.
TIP: Drink a caffeinated beverage to counteract any headaches.
- Heart palpitations
Because pheromones put the body into “rapid fire” mode, the user’s and smeller’s heartrate may increase slightly as a result.
TIP: Consume a few extra cups of water or cut back on the caffeine to get your heart beating at a steadier pace.
- Light rashes
Due to some of the chemical compounds and/or ingredients in some of the pheromones formulas sold on the modern market, certain people experience a slight rash when the product comes in contact with their skin.
TIP: Check the product’s label for an ingredient list before using it.
Pheromones can give you a small high feeling (although it’s nothing like the high you get from using drugs and is usually undetected or typically confused for an elevated mood). When the product’s potency wears off, the side effects do as well, making the user feel somewhat groggy.
TIP: Cut back on how much pheromone you use to reduce your come-down drowsiness.
A very rare side effect of powerful “blatant hit” pheromones is anxiety, which is believed to be the result of certain aromas in the product’s formula that trigger an anxious memory response in some people.
TIP: Select a subtle or moderate pheromone formula if you’re prone to anxiety.
The side effects of the pheromones you choose are determined on several factors, including but not limited to the following:
- Your unique body chemistry
- Your skin sensitivity
- How much product you wear
- What time of day you wear it
- Where you wear it
- The quality of the product
Remember, pheromones are powerful hormones that give the same sensations as sexual arousal: post-excitement drowsiness, increased heartrate, slight anxiety, and a light rash (especially if you’re prone to having sex with dirty individuals or without proper protection). While these side effects are typical, they are not common. Consult with your physician if you experience anything more serious than what’s listed above.
Furthermore, using pheromones while taking certain prescription medications may not be safe. Due to the increase in pulse produced by high-quality pheromones, those using heart medications should probably talk to a doctor first. Either way, a subtle pheromone is usually harmless if you know what you’re doing.
How to Properly Use Pheromones
There is no complicated science to using pheromones correctly. Aside from a small consideration that needs to be made regarding the potential side effects, most pheromone use is relatively straightforward. To get the most out of whichever product you purchase, use these easy tips and tricks:
- Apply the hormone formula sparingly at first until you know how it will affect you.
- Aim for your body’s pulse points (the wrists, neck, behind the ears, inside your knees or elbows, etc.) so that your natural body heat will activate the aromas of the formula.
- Spray the pheromone across your body only if you’re very familiar with its efficacy and side effects.
- Keep your product stored in a cool, dry environment to prevent container damage, leakage, or premature expiration.
Most pheromone formulas are potent, but a majority of them only last for about 4 to 6 hours at most. Reapply accordingly to keep the flirts and innuendos coming. Keep in mind, however, that some oil-based pheromone formulas can remain effective for up to 16 hours because the oils used diffuse slowly and stick to skin and material more readily. Continually reapplying long-lasting pheromones may create an adverse reaction.
The Top 7 Most Popular Types of Pheromones on the Market
Knowing what each type of pheromone does will help you narrow down your search for the perfect product. Among the thousands of different brands available, there are seven main types of from which to choose.
- Alpha Androstanol
This pheromone is popular among the bisexual crowd because it’s a unisex formula which inspires friendliness, approachability, and feelings of comfort.
- Beta Androstanol
As another unisex formula, this pheromone is one of the most widely used types available because of its ability to promote meaningful communication and feelings of closeness.
Often referred to as “None” or “Enone,” this type of pheromone is found naturally in men. Although it exists in small amounts in women, it’s considered one of the most powerful “alpha male” scents on the market.
FUN FACT: Some women sport androsterone pheromones to inspire their partner’s aggressiveness or increase their own sexual arousal.
Usually called the “peaceful alpha male pheromone,” this type provides the same side effects as the latter but does it in subtler and less aggressive manner, inspiring feelings of protection, reliability, and safety instead of outright dominance: the strong, silent type.
As the lover’s pheromone, androstadiene-based formulas invoke meaningful intimacy, making them exceptionally popular with those wanting to attract feminine women.
FUN FACT: Some women even use androstadiene pheromones to reduce the symptoms of PMS and PMDD.
This pheromone is the female version of androstadiene. It increases feelings of substantial intimacy while also boosting attentiveness from the other person.
Copulins pheromones are those which come naturally from the vagina secretions of fertile females. Men who are exposed to this subtle scent get a strong urge to have sex, sometimes even copping a hardon in the presence of it.
FUN FACT: Copulins are the pheromone with the most scientific backing, known widely as organic biological triggers used specifically for reproduction.
Depending on what you plan to use your chosen pheromone for, the type will determine the outcome. However, keep in mind that while pheromones have been studied for decades and are now well understood in terms of how they affect important biological reflexes, no pheromone on the market will give you 100% victory with picking up a mate or performing better in the workplace.
Ultimately, good pheromones simply provide the edge you need to enhance your social successes. Regardless, pheromones can increase your confidence substantially. So, does it really matter if they’re backed by scientific research or not? Good formulas can make you more attractive to potential lovers, help you gain respect from your peers, and boost your ego in tough situations. Because of that, using pheromones for more than simply getting laid is a great idea.
Picking the Perfect Products for Your Intended Purposes
Unfortunately, pheromones are as varied as any other product in this unreliable world. They’re not all created equally, and thus some are simply as waste of money or worse: they give you the wrong reaction from those who pick up the scent. Picking the right pheromone formula requires some discernment, so use the following information wisely.
Because there are so many different types of pheromones on today’s shelves, it’s important to realize a few things:
- Some pheromones lack a high enough dosage of the active ingredient to render a noticeable effect on others.
- A product that does not contain the right combination of active ingredients is virtually worthless.
- The brand name of the product does not determine the quality of the formula in the container.
Stay vigilant when shopping for pheromones and remember, each type will render specific reactions from those who catch a whiff. Below is a concise buying guide to help you determine whether the bottle you’re holding is worth the money:
- It Must Have a Pleasant Aroma
Try to find a product that has a good smelling scent but that is still not too strong. Like cheap and potent cologne, an unbalanced pheromone may repel people instead of attracting them. Less is more, so subtle scents will get you a lot farther that scents that can be smelled from a mile away.
Remember, pheromone products that are too strong may also confuse the other person/people smelling it. Not only that, but extremely potent pheromone aromas can produce headaches and rashes more often than subtle aromas. They can also permanently stain your clothes, especially if they’re an oil-based formula. That’s not to say that all oil-based formulas are bad, it’s just that a pungent odor and an oily substance is a terrible combination.
TIP: If you can smell the pheromone yourself, then you can bet you’re holding a poor-quality product.
- It Must Contain A Potent Combo of Pheromones
A good pheromone product will contain a strong dose of pheromones, usually in a compelling blend. Typically, BOTH androstadiene and androsterone are used for maximum effect. However, products containing high doses of copulins are equally as beneficial, if not more. Put simply, bottles that contain natural human pheromones always render the best results.
TIP: Don’t pair your pheromones with perfume or cologne, as it may reduce the power of the pheromones you’re wearing and confuse the receiver.
- It Must Come with a Money-Back Guarantee
While results with any pheromone are bound to vary, a good product will provide noticeable increases in your confidence and social comfort level. As with any industry, there are a few unscrupulous manufacturers making big promises without delivering the goods. Keep in mind that pheromones are not a magic potion, but you should still see a difference.
It may be difficult to know whether a certain pheromone product will work until you try it out for yourself. So, a manufacturer’s money-back guarantee is very important. It not only helps you test each product to find the right one, but it also requires the maker to be accountable for what they sell you. Instead of simply taking the manufacturer’s word for it and wasting your hard-earned cash when the product doesn’t perform as promised, make the brand work for it.
Also note that confident manufacturers will sometimes offer product samples for free. Although the samples are rather small and can only be used once or twice, it’s certainly enough to tell whether the pheromone blend will work. With this option, you won’t have to fuss with all that hassle-ridden money-back mumbo jumbo either.
TIP: Research information (including customer reviews) for each manufacturing company, especially if they claim to make “the best” product.
- It Needs a Supportive Fan Club
As mentioned, the way in which other people perceive the product is important. Learn about each pheromone vicariously by reading a few customer reviews. Most reputable manufacturers have a special section on their website where consumers can write about their experiences as well as their likes and dislikes of each product sold. If you can’t find any information or if the company doesn’t willingly ante up the goods, try your luck elsewhere.
TIP: If the manufacturer claims to be new or still building clientele, ask for a sample. If they don’t give you one, then chances are they’re lying. Move on.
- It Needs to Be Priced Accordingly
It’s important not to be too cheap when it comes to buying a good pheromone. While it’s possible to get a fair deal, your best bet is to keep price your last priority. You don’t always get what you pay for, but most of the time you do. Look for special discounts and incentives from the manufacturer and pay attention to when you buy so you can take advantage of money-saving sales.