If eyes are the windows to the soul,
smell is the doorway. Swiss
researchers recently reported that
male body odour has a strong bearing on the choice of mates by
females. The unusual study involved
sniffmg of male T -shirts by female
volunteers, who rated shirts for
pleasantness and sexiness ( Scientific
Researchers established that females rated as more alluring the smells from shirts that were worn by men whose major histocompatibility complexes (MHCs), a crucial part of the immune system, differed the most from their own. However, females on the contaceptive pill preferred males of similar MHCs.
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