Human pheromones: have they been demonstrated?

@article{Hays2003HumanPH,
  title={Human pheromones: have they been demonstrated?},
  author={Warren S. T. Hays},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={54},
  pages={89-97}
}
Efforts to collect evidence of human pheromones have focused on three partly overlapping classes of possible human pheromones: (1) axillary steroids, (2) vaginal aliphatic acids, and (3) stimulators of the vomeronasal organ. Examples of each of these classes have been patented for commercial use, and in some cases aggressively marketed, but there is only incomplete evidence supporting any particular claim that a substance acts as a human pheromone. The large axillary scent glands found in… Expand
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