What Are Pheromones?
Pheromones are chemicals capable of acting outside the body of the secreting individual to impact the behavior of the receiving individual.
(quote source: en.wikipedia.org)
How many types of pheromones are there?
This pheromone is found in both men and women, is predominantly known of as a male pheromone. This is because it typically creates a dominant, intimidating, aggressive aura. Therefore, pheromone products containing this are likely to project an aggressive alpha impression (either alpha male or female), which might help you to be the centre of attention and be noticed more.
Since alpha aggressiveness is often associated with sex and good mate choice, this pheromone can create a sexual vibe and increase sexual tension.
To cause members of the opposite sex to become slightly intimidated by you can be attractive, so this pheromone helps in this regard too. Androstenone has also been known to cause people to act more respectfully and polite to the wearer.
Androstenol creates a friendly approachably impression, and can make the wearer seem less intimidating and more approachable.
It seems to be more of a neurotic chatty pheromone than the beta isomer, touching more on empathy and romantic feelings.
Androstenol also creates an aura of youth and health, which can help to create an impression of reproductive fitness, which is attractive.
Androsterone is a human only pheromone. It’s use as a pheromone is born out of the fact that males with a higher ratio of Androsterone to Etiocholanone are more masculine.
Homosexual males have lower ratios of Androsterone to Etiocholanone. Thus, androsterone makes the wearer appear to be more masculine and/or dominant, but without the aggression of androstenone. This pheromone also creates an aura of safety, protection and reliability normally associated with a more peaceful alpha male.
Androsterone also provides the respect of androstenone without the possible negative connotations of the aggressive nature of androstenone.
When worn by women, androsterone has been reported to have mood elevating effects.
This is a pheromone that is widely documented to have a very specific effect on the brain activity of women. One particular study has shown that it affects attention and social cognition areas of the brain. It is also one of the only pheromones that has been shown to stimulate the VNO, and so has been described as a vomeropherin.
Androstadienone, more commonly known as A1, is a very popular pheromone within the pheromone community. One of it’s more remarkable effects is that it can elevate a woman’s mood, and even alleviate PMS stress! It has been known to increase intimacy and comfort, and can also increase caring feelings. It has been called the “love pheromone” because of the nature of the feelings and reactions it induces in women, and also because of it’s usefulness in more cozy relationship situations.
Copulins are an exclusively female group of pheromones. There are secreted into the vagina at the optimum ratios during ovulation with the aim of encouraging men to desire to copulate.
This group of pheromones primarily consists of fatty acids that would serve little to no function on there own, but in combination they have been shown to increase testosterone levels in men by 150% (Astrid Jutte study).
This increase in testosterone may cause feelings of arousal in men if a woman is present. It is said that once a man smells Copulins on a woman she is deemed to be more attractive.
Typical reactions from Copulins will be consistent with male indications of interest.
This is supposedly the female equivalent to androstadienone, but it’s availability is even less than that of androstadienone.
Like androstadienone, it stimulates the VNO. It may also have some mood elevating properties in men.
(Information source: http://pherolibrary.com/)