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The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality

Kohl, James Vaugh; Francoeur, Robert T.

ISBN 10: 059523383X / ISBN 13: 9780595233830
Published by Authors Choice Press, 2002
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Title: The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in ...

Publisher: Authors Choice Press

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Collectible-Good+

Signed: Signed by Author

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Scientists have long known that chemical communication via pheromones is a powerful influence on how animals develop, mate, bond, and nurture their offspring. Human animals are no exception. Pheromones, explain the authors, alter hormone levels, can accelerate puberty, control women's menstrual cycles, influence our choice in a mate, and even influence our sexual orientation. They help us tell lovers and family members from strangers and are essential to the mother-infant bond. Pheromones influence how often we have sex, and with whom. They influence how the brain develops, what we remember, and how we learn.

Grounded in solid scientific research, yet maintaining an easy-to-read style, The Scent of Eros is an engrossing read about a whole new world under our noses!

Kohl and Francoeur show the pathway from social-environmental sensory input to the hormones that influence our behavior, especially our sexual behavior. The authors suggest and show that pheromones are the primary link between the nature and the nurture of human sexuality.

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The Scent of Eros is an excellent source for easy-to-read, yet scientifically supported, information about human pheromones and their influence on behavior. It has been professionally reviewed by respected authors from various scientific disciplines, and by non-scientists as well. Here a a few examples of these reviews:

"This is science at its best, with adventure, ideas, and lots of facts... You will never look at your lover or your family the same way again." --Helen Fisher, Ph.D., author of "The Anatomy of Love"

"This book examines odors and subliminal scents (termed sex attractants or pheromones), and how they influence numerous aspects of our sexuality and sexual behavior. While presenting important and complex research, the book is accessible to the general reader and makes science applicable to daily life." --(1996) SIECUS Report 24:3

"Kohl and Francoeur lead us on a treasure hunt through history, literature, and scientific data - providing clues to what today's human mating patterns have in common with moths, marmosets, minotaurs, and even the serpent in the Garden of Eden." --Gina Ogden, Ph.D., author of Women Who Love Sex"

"A challenging and original work at the cutting edge of sexual science - innovative, quirky, speculative, and solid thinking all at once. Kohl and Francoeur's thesis, that odor plays a far larger role in human sexuality than hitherto imagined, will give both lay and professional readers much to ponder about. It's also fascinating for showing how science is actually done, not by oracular statements from on high, but by leaps of imagination about topics we thought we had completely comprehended." --Timothy Perper, Ph.D., author of "Sex Signals: the Biology of Love"

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