The scent of a woman — or a man

Human scents may contain information about gender

By Stephen Ornes, 09:46 AM May 12, 2014

People learn about each other by looking and listening. But some information passes from person to person without either knowing it. That’s because the body can transmit signals through subtle scents. In a new study, scientists suggest that people attracted to men can pick up a manly scent coming off of guys. Similarly, a sniff may give away a woman's gender — but only to people attracted to women.

The study suggests the human body produces chemical signals, called pheromones. And these scents...

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