Body odor attractiveness as a cue of impending ovulation in women: Evidence from a study using hormone-confirmed ovulation

@article{Gildersleeve2012BodyOA,
  title={Body odor attractiveness as a cue of impending ovulation in women: Evidence from a study using hormone-confirmed ovulation},
  author={Kelly A. Gildersleeve and Martie G. Haselton and Christina Mary Larson and Elizabeth G. Pillsworth},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={61},
  pages={157-166}
}
Scent communication plays a central role in the mating behavior of many nonhuman mammals but has often been overlooked in the study of human mating. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that men may perceive women's high-fertility body scents (collected near ovulation) as more attractive than their low-fertility body scents. The present study provides a methodologically rigorous replication of this finding, while also examining several novel questions. Women collected samples of their… Expand
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