However, female raters showed only a nonsignificant trend for this relationship. Patterson HD, Thompson R, Friday 25 January
For statistics, see Results. Attractiveness of women's body odors over the menstrual cycle: Latest Most Read Most Cited Fitness costs of mating with preferred females in a scramble mating system.
Significance test results for the fixed effects on the intensity of body odors full model. Women were informed about the T-shirt experiment procedure, and they were provided detailed instructions of behavioral restrictions to avoid disturbing scents. Friday 25 January
The odor ratings were carried out in three trials during three consecutive weeks in March Alert your doctor if you think this might be the cause of your odour problem. To examine whether men prefer women because of their fertility, we included in our study a group of women that were using oral contraceptives.
A lot of people are worried about how their genitals smell and look. Special thanks go to all participants of the study. For example, men could have optimized their mating effort by channeling courtship or mate guarding toward women in the ovulatory phase.