Orgasms and Smell…
I started reading an article today that my therapist suggested. In this article it talks about the difference between Lust and long-term love.
Anyway there is this one quote by Helen Fisher A Rutgers University Professor who has devoted much of her career to studying the biochemical pathways of love in all its manifestations: Lust, romance, attachment and the way they wax and wane.
She says, “A woman unconsciously uses orgasms as a way of deciding whether or not a man is good for her. If he’s impatient and rough and she doesn’t have the orgasm, she instinctively feels he’s less likely to be a good husband and father. Scientists think the fickle female orgasm may have evolved to help women distinguish Mr. Right from Mr. Wrong.”
Pretty Amazing. Another Dr in the article said that we are attracted by smell to our mates more than anything else. That our choices in our mate are most opposite in smell to us and that difference in smell is an indicator they have immunities that the other is lacking.
Anyway… it was an interesting article. If you get a chance you should read it… it is in the February 2006 issue of National Geographic.