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2014-05-02 12:53:28 PM  
Dibs on SmellSpace where you can go to trade interesting smells.
 
2014-05-02 12:54:48 PM  
Oh, nose!
 
2014-05-02 01:02:11 PM  
someone other than yourself

Unfortunately, you don't get to choose who.
 
2014-05-02 01:09:42 PM  

24.media.tumblr.com

 
2014-05-02 01:46:58 PM  
The makers of perfume have known this for hundreds of years.
 
2014-05-02 01:47:35 PM  
No, it's not. Accept that your natural smell is disgusting, and cover it up with deodorant and cologne like people have been doing for over a hundred years.
 
2014-05-02 01:48:17 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Dibs on SmellSpace where you can go to trade interesting smells.


That's cool, I'm kickstarting GitSmell, where you can version your smells and collaborate easily.
 
2014-05-02 01:49:05 PM  

Diogenes: [24.media.tumblr.com image 375x211]


I was hoping to see this - thanks!
 
2014-05-02 01:49:23 PM  
Regular hygiene, no aftershave/cologne
No pungent scents that I can tell (unless I don't air the place out)
Yet women do like the way I smell
 
2014-05-02 01:49:49 PM  
FTA: "Finally, it's possible that instead of true chemical signaling, this is simply a case of learned association"
 
2014-05-02 01:50:58 PM  
Isn't this why we try to make it as pleasant as possible?
Just because you mask the odors your body gives off does not mean that they aren't there.
Hell,  The Magic School Bus covered this years ago.

When was this news? Oh, wait. It's Salon, posting a Scientific American article.

Scientific American- publishing Nova specials as "articles" unless a new breakthrough is actually made, and only then trying to convert complex scenarios/vocabulary into a Star-Trek-esque simile.

Salon- defined circularly as "not News"
 
2014-05-02 01:51:20 PM  
Last summer after I was out doing yard work I think my stank put the girlfriend in the mood. She did bad things to me bad bad things and then I asked her to do them again. Then I took a shower.
 
2014-05-02 01:54:01 PM  
'Smell my finger' is the new 'how you doin'?'
 
2014-05-02 01:54:09 PM  
Nasty BO is bad.

Fresh sweat is good.

Perfume and cologne were invented because no one bathed daily hundreds of years ago, which aren't needed anymore as long as you keep good hygiene.

/did somebody order some balls?
 
2014-05-02 01:55:52 PM  
Yeah... I still remember the day when my husband asked me to marry him by saying "I know you're the one, because the smell of you vajaja does not make me gag".

Memories... :)
 
2014-05-02 01:57:22 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Yeah... I still remember the day when my husband asked me to marry him by saying "I know you're the one, because the smell of you vajaja does not make me gag".

Memories... :)


Hawt.
 
2014-05-02 01:59:51 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Yeah... I still remember the day when my husband asked me to marry him by saying "I know you're the one, because the smell of you vajaja does not make me gag".

Memories... :)


If he literally used those words, and you're not just paraphrasing... he's a keeper, that one.
 
2014-05-02 02:03:44 PM  

tlars699: cowgirl toffee: Yeah... I still remember the day when my husband asked me to marry him by saying "I know you're the one, because the smell of you vajaja does not make me gag".

Memories... :)

If he literally used those words, and you're not just paraphrasing... he's a keeper, that one.


Yep... he's a licker.. er... I mean keeper.
 
2014-05-02 02:06:32 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-02 02:08:06 PM  
BO is mostly caused by bacteria.  That is bad.

Proper hygiene and a little sweat and time lead to pheromones.  That is good.

I actually have my sense of smell as my strongest sense.  It is a blessing and a curse.  I can smell each individual person on a subway or bus, which is very disgusting.

But there is nothing more intoxicating to me than a girl who is fresh, but has been sometime since her last shower, such as on the dance floor or after a morning workout.  A good smell can make me melt the same way a beautiful set of eyes or a soft touch can.

Also, too much perfume that doesn't compliment a girl's natural smell can gag me.  Basically, on a timetable, people smell the worse first thing in the morning and after a long day of work.  They smell the best a few hours after a shower, assuming that they haven't over artificially scented themselves, but before any bacteria has had a chance to develop.
 
2014-05-02 02:09:05 PM  
CROTCH ROT
 
2014-05-02 02:10:05 PM  

plcow: BO is mostly caused by bacteria.  That is bad.

Proper hygiene and a little sweat and time lead to pheromones.  That is good.

I actually have my sense of smell as my strongest sense.  It is a blessing and a curse.  I can smell each individual person on a subway or bus, which is very disgusting.

But there is nothing more intoxicating to me than a girl who is fresh, but has been sometime since her last shower, such as on the dance floor or after a morning workout.  A good smell can make me melt the same way a beautiful set of eyes or a soft touch can.

Also, too much perfume that doesn't compliment a girl's natural smell can gag me.  Basically, on a timetable, people smell the worse first thing in the morning and after a long day of work.  They smell the best a few hours after a shower, assuming that they haven't over artificially scented themselves, but before any bacteria has had a chance to develop.


How are your pinball game skills?
 
2014-05-02 02:13:24 PM  
My BF has excellent hygiene and his natural scent drives me farking wild. I cannot keep my body off of his for too long. Glad it's reciprocated. (I practice excellent, fastidious hygiene as well).
 
2014-05-02 02:18:41 PM  
This is why I always keep a jar of pregnant woman's urine around to sniff, as a mood elevator.
 
2014-05-02 02:25:45 PM  
That explains a lot...

mooiness.com
 
2014-05-02 02:28:24 PM  
I've realized that I'm more attracted to my female friends within three days prior to the start of their periods. I knew it had to be scent, but it's not something I can consciously smell.
 
2014-05-02 02:28:30 PM  
It's pretty well known that the reason we have pubic hair and hair in our armpits is because it retains sweat and concentrates and intensifies the smell of pheromones. And the bacterial stink serves a purpose too- each person's immune system is unique, and as a result, the particular combination of bacteria that you have living in and on you is unique as well. Additionally, your system will be pretty similar to that of your relatives, because it's determined in large part by genetics. Living in small tribes, genetic relationships could get fairly complex, and it would be difficult to track how closely related you were to any given member- thus, as an evolutionary adaptation, we're attracted to body odors- and by extension immune systems- different from ours, ensuring genetic diversity.

Of course, as a society we've decided that constantly living and working close to each other indoors rather than living fairly far from each other outdoors means that we should be keeping body odor down. I can't really disagree there, but I can personally vouch for the idea that the undoctored scent of a person can be very arousing. Not everybody's, certainly- many stink to high heaven, but that's nature's way of saying I shouldn't breed with them, and that I should buy the women who smell good to me a drink or two.
 
2014-05-02 02:30:49 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: My BF has excellent hygiene and his natural scent drives me farking wild. I cannot keep my body off of his for too long. Glad it's reciprocated. (I practice excellent, fastidious hygiene as well).


All the women I really "click" with, just smell right to me.  My ex-wife?  Not so much, to be honest.

I've learned to factor that into my selection process for a replacement mate.  Because I think you should
 listen to subtle biological cues.

My first GF?  Oh my lord she smelled great--and she wasn't a perfume user.  Just regular bathing.  My 2nd
  GF?  Also a regular bather, not a perfume user, and she never "smelled right" either, and I'm not talking
  BO or anything, just not giving off those subtle olfactory cues.
 
2014-05-02 02:30:54 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-02 02:38:21 PM  

tlars699: Isn't this why we try to make it as pleasant as possible?
Just because you mask the odors your body gives off does not mean that they aren't there.
Hell,  The Magic School Bus covered this years ago.

When was this news? Oh, wait. It's Salon, posting a Scientific American article.

Scientific American- publishing Nova specials as "articles" unless a new breakthrough is actually made, and only then trying to convert complex scenarios/vocabulary into a Star-Trek-esque simile.

Salon- defined circularly as "not News"


Oh there's a difference between bacterial stink and the smell of a man ;-)

/big difference
 
2014-05-02 02:38:31 PM  

patchvonbraun: unfarkingbelievable: My BF has excellent hygiene and his natural scent drives me farking wild. I cannot keep my body off of his for too long. Glad it's reciprocated. (I practice excellent, fastidious hygiene as well).

All the women I really "click" with, just smell right to me.  My ex-wife?  Not so much, to be honest.

I've learned to factor that into my selection process for a replacement mate.  Because I think you should
 listen to subtle biological cues.

My first GF?  Oh my lord she smelled great--and she wasn't a perfume user.  Just regular bathing.  My 2nd
  GF?  Also a regular bather, not a perfume user, and she never "smelled right" either, and I'm not talking
  BO or anything, just not giving off those subtle olfactory cues.


I totally get you!  I think it is so much more than actual scent that we immediately perceive through inhalation, but more so the power of pheromones. I've had guys whose natural scents were not a turn on to me -- again, their hygiene was good. This one I'm with now is absolutely hypnotic to me.
 
2014-05-02 02:40:24 PM  

lindalouwho: tlars699: Isn't this why we try to make it as pleasant as possible?
Just because you mask the odors your body gives off does not mean that they aren't there.
Hell,  The Magic School Bus covered this years ago.

When was this news? Oh, wait. It's Salon, posting a Scientific American article.

Scientific American- publishing Nova specials as "articles" unless a new breakthrough is actually made, and only then trying to convert complex scenarios/vocabulary into a Star-Trek-esque simile.

Salon- defined circularly as "not News"

Oh there's a difference between bacterial stink and the smell of a man ;-)

/big difference


Totally!!  I can admit to burying my face in my BF's clean armpits (and crotch) and inhaling his natural scent and totally getting immediately sexually high.

There must be something wrong with me.
 
2014-05-02 02:42:56 PM  
Like a bulldog eating custard.
 
2014-05-02 02:43:05 PM  

cgraves67: plcow: BO is mostly caused by bacteria.  That is bad.

Proper hygiene and a little sweat and time lead to pheromones.  That is good.

I actually have my sense of smell as my strongest sense.  It is a blessing and a curse.  I can smell each individual person on a subway or bus, which is very disgusting.

But there is nothing more intoxicating to me than a girl who is fresh, but has been sometime since her last shower, such as on the dance floor or after a morning workout.  A good smell can make me melt the same way a beautiful set of eyes or a soft touch can.

Also, too much perfume that doesn't compliment a girl's natural smell can gag me.  Basically, on a timetable, people smell the worse first thing in the morning and after a long day of work.  They smell the best a few hours after a shower, assuming that they haven't over artificially scented themselves, but before any bacteria has had a chance to develop.

How are your pinball game skills?


Smell is not your strongest sense if you can't smell the subtlety of a potential mate as opposed to chemical cover-up.

Do you tho.

Just sayin'
 
2014-05-02 02:44:46 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: lindalouwho: tlars699: Isn't this why we try to make it as pleasant as possible?
Just because you mask the odors your body gives off does not mean that they aren't there.
Hell,  The Magic School Bus covered this years ago.

When was this news? Oh, wait. It's Salon, posting a Scientific American article.

Scientific American- publishing Nova specials as "articles" unless a new breakthrough is actually made, and only then trying to convert complex scenarios/vocabulary into a Star-Trek-esque simile.

Salon- defined circularly as "not News"

Oh there's a difference between bacterial stink and the smell of a man ;-)

/big difference

Totally!!  I can admit to burying my face in my BF's clean armpits (and crotch) and inhaling his natural scent and totally getting immediately sexually high.

There must be something wrong with me.


Nope, nothin wrong.

Wrong is supressing primal instincts.

Wrong is just less fun.
 
2014-05-02 02:45:13 PM  

plcow: BO is mostly caused by bacteria.  That is bad.

Proper hygiene and a little sweat and time lead to pheromones.  That is good.



mimg.ugo.com

The pheremones contain potassium benzoate.
 
2014-05-02 02:45:47 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Like a bulldog eating custard.


Well that certainly ruined the mood you little farker you.
 
2014-05-02 02:46:45 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: lindalouwho: tlars699: Isn't this why we try to make it as pleasant as possible?
Just because you mask the odors your body gives off does not mean that they aren't there.
Hell,  The Magic School Bus covered this years ago.

When was this news? Oh, wait. It's Salon, posting a Scientific American article.

Scientific American- publishing Nova specials as "articles" unless a new breakthrough is actually made, and only then trying to convert complex scenarios/vocabulary into a Star-Trek-esque simile.

Salon- defined circularly as "not News"

Oh there's a difference between bacterial stink and the smell of a man ;-)

/big difference

Totally!!  I can admit to burying my face in my BF's clean armpits (and crotch) and inhaling his natural scent and totally getting immediately sexually high.

There must be something wrong with me.


We'll have to spank the demons out. Don the plaid skirt of shame.
 
2014-05-02 02:47:53 PM  

cptjeff: It's pretty well known that the reason we have pubic hair and hair in our armpits is because it retains sweat and concentrates and intensifies the smell of pheromones. And the bacterial stink serves a purpose too- each person's immune system is unique, and as a result, the particular combination of bacteria that you have living in and on you is unique as well. Additionally, your system will be pretty similar to that of your relatives, because it's determined in large part by genetics. Living in small tribes, genetic relationships could get fairly complex, and it would be difficult to track how closely related you were to any given member- thus, as an evolutionary adaptation, we're attracted to body odors- and by extension immune systems- different from ours, ensuring genetic diversity.

Of course, as a society we've decided that constantly living and working close to each other indoors rather than living fairly far from each other outdoors means that we should be keeping body odor down. I can't really disagree there, but I can personally vouch for the idea that the undoctored scent of a person can be very arousing. Not everybody's, certainly- many stink to high heaven, but that's nature's way of saying I shouldn't breed with them, and that I should buy the women who smell good to me a drink or two.


The research say the reverse is true.
The stinkier you are to someone(usually Male smell to female nose), the more attractive you are smell wise, and the less DNA you share.
Inbreeder.
 
2014-05-02 02:50:18 PM  
Sweet!

i406.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-02 02:51:36 PM  
See, my problem with pheromones/smells is that it can lead me to be attracted to some pretty unusual people - like my mid-60's former boss (I'm 32).  It helped that he was awesome, but it was mostly the smell when we were close, going over a document or something.

Why,  yes, I've only seen my husband for about 30 days in the past year and half and most of that time was spent with my 3 yr old in the room.

*so very desperate*
 
2014-05-02 02:53:42 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: patchvonbraun: unfarkingbelievable: My BF has excellent hygiene and his natural scent drives me farking wild. I cannot keep my body off of his for too long. Glad it's reciprocated. (I practice excellent, fastidious hygiene as well).

All the women I really "click" with, just smell right to me.  My ex-wife?  Not so much, to be honest.

I've learned to factor that into my selection process for a replacement mate.  Because I think you should
 listen to subtle biological cues.

My first GF?  Oh my lord she smelled great--and she wasn't a perfume user.  Just regular bathing.  My 2nd
  GF?  Also a regular bather, not a perfume user, and she never "smelled right" either, and I'm not talking
  BO or anything, just not giving off those subtle olfactory cues.

I totally get you!  I think it is so much more than actual scent that we immediately perceive through inhalation, but more so the power of pheromones. I've had guys whose natural scents were not a turn on to me -- again, their hygiene was good. This one I'm with now is absolutely hypnotic to me.


Meat and potatoes man?
 
2014-05-02 02:56:44 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: lindalouwho: tlars699: Isn't this why we try to make it as pleasant as possible?
Just because you mask the odors your body gives off does not mean that they aren't there.
Hell,  The Magic School Bus covered this years ago.

When was this news? Oh, wait. It's Salon, posting a Scientific American article.

Scientific American- publishing Nova specials as "articles" unless a new breakthrough is actually made, and only then trying to convert complex scenarios/vocabulary into a Star-Trek-esque simile.

Salon- defined circularly as "not News"

Oh there's a difference between bacterial stink and the smell of a man ;-)

/big difference

Totally!!  I can admit to burying my face in my BF's clean armpits (and crotch) and inhaling his natural scent and totally getting immediately sexually high.

There must be something wrong with me.


If you're' talking from the shower clean, you're smelling soap.

If you're talking after a workout pores have been cleaned out by sweat, and before it goes sour... Right there with you on the sexy-times-must-be-had front.
 
2014-05-02 02:57:48 PM  

lindalouwho: unfarkingbelievable: patchvonbraun: unfarkingbelievable: My BF has excellent hygiene and his natural scent drives me farking wild. I cannot keep my body off of his for too long. Glad it's reciprocated. (I practice excellent, fastidious hygiene as well).

All the women I really "click" with, just smell right to me.  My ex-wife?  Not so much, to be honest.

I've learned to factor that into my selection process for a replacement mate.  Because I think you should
 listen to subtle biological cues.

My first GF?  Oh my lord she smelled great--and she wasn't a perfume user.  Just regular bathing.  My 2nd
  GF?  Also a regular bather, not a perfume user, and she never "smelled right" either, and I'm not talking
  BO or anything, just not giving off those subtle olfactory cues.

I totally get you!  I think it is so much more than actual scent that we immediately perceive through inhalation, but more so the power of pheromones. I've had guys whose natural scents were not a turn on to me -- again, their hygiene was good. This one I'm with now is absolutely hypnotic to me.

Meat and potatoes man?


I meant his diet lol

/only one kind of animalistic scent tho, not necessary
 
2014-05-02 02:59:09 PM  
Kali-Ma:

*so very desperate*

So. How ya doin?
 
2014-05-02 03:01:33 PM  
Meh.  We may still respond.  But the human  Vomeronasal organ has been crushed by our big forebrains.
 
2014-05-02 03:04:35 PM  

Diogenes: Meh.  We may still respond.  But the human  Vomeronasal organ has been crushed by our big forebrains.


Only for you damn squareheads. Us frog faces still got it.
 
2014-05-02 03:09:51 PM  
unfarkingbelievable:

Totally!!  I can admit to burying my face in my BF's clean armpits (and crotch) and inhaling his natural scent and totally getting immediately sexually high.

There must be something wrong with me.


The woman I spend most of my non-alone time with does much the same thing. I have to check after a couple minutes to make sure she's still breathing. She prefers I not shower, has me leave used clothing behind when I go back home, etc.

She's also put it on the table that if I hook up with anyone else, she wants me to come over unwashed right after and do her next. So now, all I need to do is find a second person in all of humanity who likes my stank in the proximal geographic area ...
 
2014-05-02 03:13:45 PM  

fredbox: She's also put it on the table that if I hook up with anyone else, she wants me to come over unwashed right after and do her next. So now, all I need to do is find a second person in all of humanity who likes my stank in the proximal geographic area ...


So. How ya doin?
 
2014-05-02 03:15:22 PM  
Otherwise known as: crappy ways of spending research grants.
 
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