Isa Posted October 26, 2009 Share Posted October 26, 2009 One of my friends is trying to get pregnant. I've been curious if pheromones can help her with this. While I have heard that exposure to male pheromones can aid in regulating a woman's cycle I had not heard specifically about this aspect so I've been doing a little google digging. Short version: Yes. Regular exposure to male pheromones can make the woman's body more receptive. Slightly longer version: Speculation that couples who are only in close contact during the 'window of opportunity' may be missing this aspect and have more difficulty. Problem: They do not mention which of the many male pheromones they are talking about so I don't know whether to suggest my friend try Teddy Man or say... Miss Right Now. Hrumph. I suppose keeping one of her hubby's dirty t-shirts around might work, but I don't want to speculate on whether that will make her think of cuddling or of him not picking up his laundry. Quote of specific section of the article: "Recent work on human pheromones has turned up some interesting effects they may have on pregnancy. It is not unusual in our busy society, for a couple who desire a baby to keep track of where the woman is in her cycle, and plan to have intercourse “at the right time,” yet, despite no physical problems, many of these couples still fail to conceive. Recent work on human pheromones suggests that this is not enough. Apparently the woman’s body may need continued exposure to the man’s pheromones, such as would be acheived by the close contact during coitus, several times a week during the last two weeks of her cycle to make implantation more likely. Again, evolutionarily, this would make sense in terms of signaling the presence of a pair-bonded male who could provide her and her developing child with enough food to survive the pregnancy. It would, then, make sense that lack of continued pheromonal stimulation (as in when the couple go back to their busy schedule until next month at the appointed time or in a “one night stand”) would signal the absence of a male that could mean increased hardship and lower chances of survival if pregnancy were to result. However, in the interest of passing on one’s genes, evolutionarily, the possibility of pregnancy is not totally ruled out, just diminished." - J.Stein Carter Link: http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio105/sexual.htm Disclaimer: I do not find this article to be presented in an entirely scientific-minded manner. Makes it easier to read, but does color the findings so please keep this in mind. Ta da! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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