Changes in the intensity and pleasantness of human vaginal odors during the menstrual cycle

@article{Doty1975ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the intensity and pleasantness of human vaginal odors during the menstrual cycle},
  author={Richard L Doty and M Ford and George Preti and George R. Huggins},
  journal={Science},
  year={1975},
  volume={190},
  pages={1316 - 1318}
}
Men and women estimated (by the method of magnitude estimation) the pleasantness and intensity of the odors of vaginal secretions sampled from consecutive phases of 15 ovulatory menstrual cycles of four women. On the average, secretions from preovulatory and ovulatory phases were slightly weaker and less unpleasant in odor than those from menstrual, early luteal, and late luteal phases. However, considerable variation in odor patterns was present across cycles from the same donor, as well as… Expand
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