Stunning scientific finding

The smell – and clothes – of a loved one could have a powerfully calming effect. So claims a study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, which tested 96 women, who were asked to randomly smell one of three scents – a male partner’s, a stranger’s or a neutral scent. Those who caught a whiff of their partner tended to experience a reduction in stress hormones, while those forced to sniff a stranger experienced the opposite. The study suggested that sniffing a partner’s used clothing had a calming effect.

Does this work for men, too? The psychotherapist and psychologist Peter Klein says not so much: “You often hear of a woman wearing partner’s T-shirt, but you rarely hear of a man wearing his girlfriend’s T-shirt! Research suggests women have a better developed sense of smell and men are more visually stimulated, so men would be more likely to experience stress reduction through seeing their partner’s clothing.”

He adds: “How close a woman feels towards her male partner – how much oxytocin she experiences when she’s with them or how happy she is in the relationship – will also affect how comforting she finds smelling the clothing.”

What makes you happy makes you happy.

True dat.

11 thoughts on “Stunning scientific finding”

  1. In the normal order of things, the man’s T-shirt will be a mini-dress for the woman, and the woman’s T will be too small to fit the man. Of course, with the number of specimens of ambulocetus to be found these days, that could be starting to everse.

  2. so men would be more likely to experience stress reduction through seeing their partner’s clothing.”

    Especially discarded on the bedroom floor….or kitchen floor, lounge floor, utility room floor.

  3. Most men could not wear the wife/girlfriends top, because they are much taller and broader than her.
    That should be obvious.

  4. I’m pretty sure that me wearing the wife’s clothes would increase the stress levels in the Drakon household.
    She’d flip because, being significantly taller and bulkier, I’d stretch everything to ruin. And then we’d be divorced, because of the apparent desire to wear women’s clothes…

  5. What makes you happy makes you happy

    This will not do in Wokeworld. It must offend somebody, somewhere, and must be stopped.

  6. Women have a better sense of smell, do they? Then please explain why they have to sniff up the leg of a nappy to determine if the sprog has shat, when to most men it’s obvious from another room!

  7. “Research suggests women have a better developed sense of smell and men are more visually stimulated…”

    I’m sorry? You claim differences between the genders? BURN THE UNBELIEVER!!!

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