Wednesday, May 11, 2005

You Sure Smell Sexy

The latest topic du jour for gay men is how we respond differently to pheromones.

This scientific study revealed that the sexual area of a gay man's brain works a lot like that of a women when exposed to a particular stimulus. So this means that we are girlie men. NOT.

This finding concludes that gay men's brains respond differently from those of straight males, and in a similar way to female brains.

These findings were published yesterday in the Proceedings of the Nacional Academy of Sciences, so it must be true. HeHe.

The scientists exposed straight men and women as well as gay men to chemicals derived from male and female sex hormones. These chemicals are thought to be pheromones, molecules know to trigger responses such as defense and sex in many animals including those of us wild beasts.

There were 12 of each sexual orientation, divided into three groups. All were healthy, unmedicated, right handed and HIV-negative.

So did you hear the one about the unmedicated, right handed, HIV-negative gay man who. . .?
You can fill in the blanks.

They were given scents like cedar or lavendar to smell. Then they were confronted by a chemical from testosterone, portions of the brain active in sexual activity were activated in straight women and gay men, but not in straight men. I wonder if the straight men's nasal passages were blocked or something. They may have put their noses in places they shouldn't have. Oh brother.

So similarly, estrogen was smelled, leaving straight men sexually aroused in the reproductive region of the brain, but did nothing for straight females and gay men.

In a separate study, researches in Phillyh found sharp differences between gayh and straight men and women in responding to body odors. Their findings support the contention that gender preference has a biological component that is reflected in both the production of different body orders and in the perception of and response to body odors. They found that gay men differed from heterosexual men and women and from lesbian women, both in terms of which body odors gay men preferred and how their own body odors were regarded by the other groups.

Naturally, gay men preferred odors from gay men, while odors from gay men were the least preferred by straight men, females and lesbians. So now, in bars, guys will be going around sniffing each other to see if any of the guys are bisexual.

If you pass the sniff test, then you're gay. How silly.

I like you no matter how you smell, because, after all, you smell like men. Period.

Soon there will be colognes marketed especially for gay men. Leave me out, I hate the smell of any colognes. Let mine be man scent natural.


cola boy said...

"Let mine be man scent natural."

I'm all with you, Buff!

Will said...

Nothing smells better than a man, particularly the groin area when he's sexually aroused. But, in truth, any part of him--just heaven.

Danny said... smell.

Love it!
Gotta have it!

Oh, and I NEVER wear deodorant....I'm actually alergic to any kind of commercial deodorant.

hbjock said...

You bastard =)) You beat me to it! I just read that article you're talking about yesterday and was going to post about it.. heheheheh oh well... heheh it'd be interesting if you could sit in a room with tons of men and find out which ones were the gay ones simply because you were wearing a cologne ;)

d said...

Glad to hear personal perspective on this highly-touted article :-)