Fun_People Archive
23 Jun
Scents and sensibilities

Date: Fri, 23 Jun 95 20:05:18 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Scents and sensibilities

[And I always thought they were saying "the way to a man's _heart_ was through
his stomach"...  -psl]

From: Nina Feldman <>

According to an article in _Prevention_ magazine_, July 1995, new research
indicates that the smell of "pumpkin pie, combined with the scent of
lavender, is at the top of the list of smells that seem to induce blood flow
to the penises of 31 guys tested at the Smell and Taste Treatment and
Research Foundation in Chicago."  A report presented at the American
Psychosomatic Society Meeting in March said that other winners in the arousal
department were doughnut and black licorice combined, followed by a
combination of pumpkin pie and doughnut, then orange. This was discovered in
a test of the effect of perfumes; food scents were given to the control group
with the idea that they would have a neutral effect.  "'But lo and behold, we
found that baked cinnamon buns had a greater effect than all the perfumes put
together," says study leader Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., neurological director of
the research foundation.  And cinnamon buns had only a fraction of the effect
of the pumpkin pie variations of this study."

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []